When a contemporary Call of Duty game arrives, it inevitably does so with a totally OTT collector’s edition in tow. Unless it’s a Call of Duty that’s been subtitled World at War; then it comes with a lame water canteen or something. In the past we’ve had COD games shipping with night vision goggles and faux C4 equipped RC cars. Black Ops II is getting its own super-crazy edition called the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Care Package Edition.
The collector’s edition packaging is based on the care package crates that fall out of the sky after you’ve accumulated Kill Streaks in multiplayer. It also comes with your own MQ-27 Dragonfire Drone – and yes it flies and yes everybody wants one.
On top of the remote controlled drone, you’ll get a load of obligatory collector’s edition content that pales into insignificance because you’ll have an RC drone flying around and terrorizing your cat. That insignificant stuff includes a Nuketown Zombie map, SteelBook case, two Challenge Coins, a normal Nuketown 2025 bonus map, weapon camo, digital soundtrack, player card backgrounds and the usual fare of Xbox 360 Avatar goodies or PlayStation 3 dynamic backgrounds. Hit the jump for a reveal trailer.
If dropping upwards of $179 (about R1, 350) on a collector’s edition is too rich for your blood, then you can opt for the Hardened Edition, which comes with exactly the same content, just without the RC drone and bulky care package box. But then you wouldn’t have an RC drone and your cat would remain contemplative in that sun patch on your couch.
If you missed our gamescom exclusive hands-on with the Black Ops II multiplayer premier, then you can catch up here.