We've seen some zany collector's editions in our day, but I think this one might take the cake. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North collector's edition comes with a leather quiver case for the game. It's a quiver for arrows, it's a case for the game, and you can wear it on your back while you play and shout "FOR FRODO" as you charge into the battles against Sauron.
Here's what your $129.99 gets you.
- Ranger of the North Quiver Case
- War in the North art book featuring concept art of key characters in the game, various enemies and beautiful environments in Middle-earth
- Inside Look: The Music of War in the North—content includes: interviews and footage of legendary composer Inon Zur at Abbey Road Studios and the E3 2011 Concert event, along with three tracks from the game soundtrack
- Ranger of the North Avatar for Xbox Live (Xbox 360 sku) - includes the Ranger armor set, helmet, quiver and bow
- War in the North Theme Pack (PS3 sku) - includes War in the North wallpaper, fonts, icons and much more!
- The Lord of the Rings: War in the North video game
There's also a host of retailer exclusive goodies for the game which reveal some of the upcoming DLC which includes challenge maps.
Exclusive to Amazon.com, pre-order the game and get early access to part two of the War in the North Digital Comic written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Simon Coleby and produced by DC Entertainment. The comic book reveals the back story leading up to The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Players will also receive the Orc Champion sword for in-game use.
Embark on an Elven adventure with the Elf Theme Pack, equipped with a mystical Elven sword, armor and helmet, and get access to the Lothlórien Challenge map.
Visit the Citadel of the Stars and the Tower of Stone with the Human Theme Pack equipped with an exclusive human sword, armor and battle attire of the Human Ranger, and get access to the Osgiliath Challenge map.
Immerse yourself in the sounds of Middle-earth with three exclusive tracks from the War in the North soundtrack.
Toys ‘R’ Us
Receive a limited edition, signed War in the North poster by Jim Lee, and access to download parts one and two of the War in the North Digital Comic at launch.
A Dwarven quest lies ahead for everyone who chooses to pre-order at Wal-Mart; the Dwarf Theme Pack includes an exclusive dwarf sword, armor and helmet.
One final bit. The press release for this mentions the game is a "Fall release" - while we previously had it pegged for late August, it looks like this may have unofficially announced a delay.