Wednesday, June 22, 2016

There are 5 versions of South Park: TFBW available. What comes with what?

Kayla asked me a very pertinent question via email today, which I was tragically (offensively, horrifically!) unable to answer: what version of South Park: The Fractured But Whole comes with the Coon vinyl?  I suggested that the collector's edition would probably have it, but admitted I didn't know for sure.

This cannot stand.  So let's discover the truth of this!

Your standard edition comes at a standard price, and if pre-ordered digitally off PSN or XBL, you'll get to play The Stick of Truth on your hot new-gen console right now.  The Ubisoft store is refusing to show me prices in American (see: real) monies, so I can only tell you that this will set you back $79.99 CDN.

The Gold Edition is digital-only, and thirty dollars more expensive than the standard edition - $119.99 CDN - and comes with fairly few digital goodies:

  • The complete game.
  • The Season Pass.
  • A set of in-game costumes and a bonus perk to get you started.
  • All pre-orders will also receive an exclusive in-game assistant, Towelie: Your Gaming Bud.

...wonder what's in the season pass?  Either way, that's a shitty deal.

The Steelbook Gold Edition contains everything in the above Gold Edition, but also nets you

  • A Steelbook case (duh).
  • A set of physical lithographic prints with art from South Park Studio (cool!).

Fortunately, it won't cost you any more - $119.99 CDN.

The Collector's Edition is only ten bucks more expensive than the Gold Edition - $129.99 CDN - and you get a (otherwise very expensive) vinyl fig of the mysterious protector of the night, the Coon!
  • The complete game.
  • A set of physical lithographic prints with art from South Park Studios.
  • A six-inch replica figurine of “The Coon” by UbiCollectibles and ArtToyz.
  • Towelie: Your Gaming Bud 
Finally, if you really want that season pass...

The Collector's Gold Edition is identical to the collector's edition, but it comes with the steelbook case and the season pass for the wholly reasonable price of $169.99 CDN.

I'd be more down for the Collector's Edition if it came with the Mysterion vinyl instead.  I guess I'll just have to buy that separately.

It's only sixty bucks!  I'm starting to think that the only way to pre-order The Fractured But Whole, physically, and get The Stick of Truth to play on your PS4/One right now, is to preorder it through Ubisoft's web store.  Why do I think that?  Well...

It's named as a "Uplay Exclusive" (Ubisoft's online shop) on their site.  So maybe I'm just kinda' screwed for The Stick of Truth on PS4 until December.

Which sucks, but whaddaya gonna' do?  Aside from asking Ubisoft support, of course.

And that's that.

Either way, I'm getting the Collector's Edition.  And in closing,

Dear Kayla,

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