Grand Theft Auto V special editions announced
posted on 05.23.13 at 08:17 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Pre-order for the "iconic and leisurely" Atomic Blimp.

Rockstar has detailed the Special and Collector’s Editions Grand Theft Auto V, due out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17.

Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition ($79.99)

  • Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V;
  • Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork – features custom color and metallic treatments to bring out the detail of the Michael, Trevor and Franklin artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook;
  • Blueprint Map – exclusive, 21.5″ x 26.75″ map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County;
  • Special Ability Boost – Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster;
  • Stunt Plane Trials – single-player Stunt Plane Trials let players take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County;
  • Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More – Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos at tattoo parlors, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County;
  • Additional Weapons – when visiting Ammunation stores in single-player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.

Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition ($149.99)

  • Includes the contents of Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition plus;
  • Grand Theft Auto V Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key – inspired by the heists in Grand Theft Auto V, this custom 10.75″ x 8.5″ money bag features a pop-up style lock and laser cut logo key to secure important items. The reverse side features a pressed Rockstar Games logo on the security mount with a framed ID window;
  • Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTYTM Snapback Cap – this exclusive New Era 9FIFTYTM cap features an embroidered Los Santos logo on the front, a stitched, black Rockstar Games logo on the wearer’s left side, a Grand Theft Auto ‘V’ logo applique on the opposite side, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit;
  • Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online – get classic Grand Theft Auto characters to use within the Grand Theft Auto Online Character Creation System;
  • Unique Vehicles and Garage Property – players will instantly receive a garage to store custom vehicles. In single-player, the garage will be stocked with the 1930’s style Hotknife hotrod and the CarbonRS sports bike. In Grand Theft Auto Online, players will get the high-end Khamelion electric car.
  • Comes packaged in a collectible outer box featuring a foil embossed Grand Theft Auto V logo on the top and finished with a matte, scuff-resistant film lamination housing all of the contents.

Consumers who pre-order either edition will gain access to the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle, “the most iconic and leisurely aircraft in the Los Santos skies.”

View high-res images of each edition at the gallery.

  • bldudas

    I want the Special edition.

  • Azoz

    The map ?

  • Adol Christin

    $149.99… no thanks :P

  • Warboss Aohd

    i prefer Saints Row.

  • Sal Romano

    Weird how they’re referring to the online component as “Grand Theft Auto Online.” Reminds me of Metal Gear Solid 4, where the online component was a separate game called Metal Gear Online.

  • Aldridge517

    I want that Los Santos hat and I don’t even wear hats.

  • BigDix

    All in-game content that starts out as part of special edition/pre-order potpourris eventually ends up DLC eventually, RIGHT?

  • Cry_Zero

    Just gimmet hat steelbook. The rest looks a bit crap to me

  • DarthBrian

    waiting for GOTY edition confirmed.

    (though, yeah, kind of want that steel book. oh well)

  • Karl Josef

    I wish CJ was a Bonus character

  • PrinceHeir

    lol overprice as hell

  • artemisthemp

    The Collector’s Edition seem like a ripoff to me, since
    1. Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key
    2. New Era 9FIFTY™ Snapback Cap
    3. Unique Vehicles (SP/MP) and Garage Property (SP) and Custom Characters (MP)
    4. A Big Black Box.

    Don’t really justify $70 IMO. I would say $30-40 max