03 Jun

[Initial research done by Eli English]

Gamers looking forward to the November 2011 release of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception may be happy to learn that a Collector’s Edition has been announced for its North American launch. All of the details for the collectors edition can be found after the jump.

The Collector’s Edition will include:

– An exclusive Nathan Drake figurine by SideShow Collectibles. 

– An collectors edition steel-book.

– Wearable replicas of both Nathan’s belt-buckle and his necklace with Sir Francis Drake’s Ring.

– Traveling chest packaging, which houses all the content.

Arne Meyer of Naughty Dog also announced, via the Playstation blog, that nearly all of the upcoming pre-order bonuses will grant players early access to multiplayer Weapon Mods, Boosters and Medal Kickbacks, including “…early access to the Creepy Crawler Kickback, which is available now by pre-ordering at GameStop. The Creepy Crawler Kickback allows you, when you’ve scored the requisite number of Medals, to turn into a swarm of deadly creatures to overwhelm your opponents as long as you’ve got time left on the Kickback countdown timer.”

Meyer continued by separating bonuses by retailer, stating, “By pre-ordering at Best Buy, you’ll unlock the Regeneration Booster early. The Regeneration Booster increases your healing rate in multi-player, so that you can recover from your wounds and re-enter battle with full health sooner…Pre-ordering at Amazon.com nabs you three pre-order bonuses – one Kickback and two Weapon Mods. The Carpet Bomb Kickback allows you to send out three grenades with a single throw to blanket your opponent – or take out a group of opponents – with multiple explosions. The Clip Size Mods for the Para- 9 and G-MAL increase the size of your bullet clip, allowing you to trade more shots with your opponent before you have to reload…Over at Wal-Mart, you can get the Callout Weapon Mod, which allows you to equip your old friend, the AK-47, with a laser sight that enables your entire team to see the location of the opponent you are currently targeting.”

Meyer finished his announcement with, “If you don’t see your favorite retailer listed above, don’t fret – many other retailers who participate in our pre-order program will be offering a voucher code for an exclusive Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PSN Avatar and PS3 XMB Theme.”