Gearbox has announced a partnership with digital game key retailer G2A for a collector’s edition of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition.
The partnership is clearly to help distribute retail download keys for the game, however the ridiculous and over-the-top nature of the collector’s edition (featured above) is something to behold.
Here’s some more shots of the package:
The biggest collector’s edition (only 54 in total) includes the following: a custom-made, bullet-ridden steel box. Each box was taken to a shooting range and shot with 9mm live rounds – guaranteeing that no two boxes will be alike.
There will be two different versions of the G2A Collector’s Edition: one premium and one standard. The G2A Premium Collector’s Edition will cost €249.99 and will include a Bulletstorm t-shirt (created by G2A’s clothing and accessory hub G2A Gear), a Bulletstorm mouse pad, specially made dog tags, a Steam CD-Key, as well as a 3D-printed and expertly hand-painted collector’s figurine of either Grayson Hunt, Trishka Novak, or Ishi Sato.
There’s an assortment of six G2A Premium Collector’s Editions – two with a figurine of Grayson, two with a figurine of Trishka, and two with a figurine of Sato. The figurines are sequentially numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity, hand-signed by Sebastian Wojciechowksi, Head of Studio at People Can Fly.
Finally, there’s also a standard G2A Collector’s Edition for €99.99 that includes specially made dog tags, a Steam CD-Key, as well as an airbrushed, 3D-printed, and sequentially numbered collector’s figurine of either Grayson Hunt, Trishka Novak, or Ishi Sato, along with a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Wojciechowski. There will be 48 of these available: 16 with Grayson, 16 with Trishka, and 16 with Sato.
It’s worth mentioning the figurines included in the collector’s editions have never been available anywhere else, and will not be available again. You can find the various editions for Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition here on the G2A store.
This announcement came with some mixed reactions, to say the least. G2A has reportedly sold keys for games not from developers, meaning no profit for said game actually goes to its developer. Users have also reported non-functioning keys that end up being removed from their Steam library, with no explanation or reimbursement.
YouTuber John “TotalBiscuit” Bain announced on Twitter that he will no longer cover Gearbox titles following the partnership with G2A, Tweeting out “No support for crooks.”
How do you guys feel about Gearbox partnering with G2A? Are these collector’s edition a little over the top for a remastered shooter? Sound off in the comments below!