Posted By Shaun K. about 3 months, 3 weeks ago
The turning of the leaves and the chilling of the air will soon be upon us and that can only mean one things: a glut of Game of the Year editions for previously released titles. Yes, as fall traditions go it is right up there with harvest festivals and hayrides. OK, not really, but a couple of high profile titles have had Game of the Year editions either announced or leaked so work with me here, folks.
We will start with Microsoft who has just confirmed a Game of the Year edition for Halo 4 will debut this October. Officially, all Microsoft is saying in regards to this upcoming re-release is that it will include previously released DLC (naturally) and that more details will be announced “during the live stream of the ‘Halo’ Global Championship Finals this Sunday.” Unofficially, IGN is claiming that Halo 4 GoTY will include the base game, the entirety of the first season of Spartan Ops, and the War Games Map Pass that lets players access the multiplayer map packs Crimson, Majestic, and Castle. It will also supposedly include the Champions DLC bundle and various other odds and ends previously exclusive to limited editions and pre-orders and will be priced at $50. This sounds likely enough, but I guess we will know for sure come this Sunday.
Sticking to the realm of the unofficial and unconfirmed, this time by way of GameStop, reports of a Game of the Year Edition for Borderlands 2 have also surface today. Supposedly this version of the game will include all DLC released for Borderlands 2 to date. This includes the following: Creature Slaughter Dome, the Psycho Pack, Captain Scarlet’s And Her Pirate’s Booty, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, Mister Torgue’s Campaign Of Carnage, Tiny Tina’s Assault On Dragon Keep, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade and the Mechromancer Pack. While Borderlands 2 GoTY has yet to be confirmed by Gearbox or 2K Games, in light of a similar release for its predecessor it certainly seems plausible enough to be all but inevitable. A price point and release window remains unspecified.
So there you have it. Two Game of the Year editions for two high profile FPS games with a busload of DLC to their names. Will such releases be enough to get you off the fence if you have waited this long to give either Borderlands 2 or Halo 4 a purchase or does your interest remain non-existent? Let us know in the comments section below which way your are leaning and be sure to stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of these and others games.