Consider Rockstar Games'
Grand Theft Auto franchise a guilty pleasure, and we're willing to admit we're looking forward to the next major installment, Grand Theft Auto V
. Unless something went terribly wrong in the design phase, you can expect more in-game violence and blatantly illicit jobs set in the franchise's biggest open world to date, which will task us with running around doing things that we'd never do in real life (for the most part, anyway.
As if gamers weren't already looking forward to GTA V's release, Rockstar Games has begun accepting pre-orders and is tossing in extra goodies at each tier. There are three versions to choose from: Standard Edition, Special Edition, and Collector's Edition.
The Standard Edition is for just the game itself, which is being released to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17, 2013. If you pre-order a copy of the retail version, you'll ensure access to the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle. Pricing for the Standard Edition is $59.99.
Should you pony up for the Special Edition ($79.99), you'll receive the game, access to the Atomic Blimp, a collectible SteelBook with exclusive artwork, a 21.5-inch by 26.76-inch map of Los Santos and Blaine County, and digital extras (stunt plane trials, special ability boost, bonus outfits and tattoos, and additional weapons).
And for you diehard fans, the Collector's Edition ($149.99), which is a GameStop exclusive, contains the same items as the Special Edition plus a t-shirt, Los Santos baseball cap, GTA V security deposit bag with logo key, unique vehicles and garage property, and custom characters for online play.