Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1 coming 6 November
Maybe you’re subscribed to Rockstar Newswire, maybe not. Assuming you’re not, Rockstar has announced the Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1 is coming packed with four top selling current generation Rockstar games. Are there actually people out there that haven’t played these games?
The fact that this bundle of games is subtitled “Edition 1” makes it exceptionally clear that there will indeed be an Edition 2 to follow, likely in 2013. You heard it here first.
Knowing that Grand Theft Auto IV is not in this collection places it high on the list of likely candidates for the next Rockstar Games Collection.
Instead of speculating on the likelyhood of an Edition 2, lets run through the contents of Edition 1:
- Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition – Midnight Club was a huge GTA-styled racing game where driver’s never left their cars. On PS3, the series took to the streets of Los Angeles, and turned at Complete Edition street when it was re-released with the inclusion of the South Central DLC pack. More races, missions, vehicles, parts, music, with the addition of battle maps. “No tracks. No Rules.” – says the back of the box.
- Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City – A pair of GTA IV add-on episodes, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, originally Xbox 360 exclusives. Rockstar released the pair of digital downloads onto one disc for PS3 and Xbox 360. This disc can still be purchased from Amazon for under $20, or bundled with GTA IV in an uber Complete Edition for under $30.
- Red Dead Redemption – This is not the Game of the Year edition, meaning its missing the Undead Nightmare and a ton of other downloadable add-on content released. This is simply Red Dead Redemption, no bonus content or DLC included. Its a western tale of GTA proportions where gunslinging and train robbing mean the same thing. Where the currency is gold and gambling debts never go unpaid.
- L.A. Noire – Again, this is the standard release of L.A. Noire and does not come with any DLC. The first game to utilize unique technology to capture every minute detail of the actor’s face, and the first game to be recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival. L.A. Noire is a much slower paced game than any of the other Rockstar offerings. You must pay attention to crime scene details and interrogate witnesses and suspects, all the while trying to determine whether they are truthful or lying through their teeth.
The Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1 will come as a box set on 6 November for $59.99. At the time of this writing, the game is not listed on any online retailer website or within the Rockstar Warehouse online store. Which Rockstar games would go well into Edition 2 if ever they decide to make one?