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Assassin's Creed III Encyclopedia Edition $100 - Amazon Exclusive


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#1 Sway

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

Amazon.com Assassin's Creed IIII Exclusive Bonus Offer
Pre-order the Assassin's Creed III Encyclopedia Edition for Xbox360 or Playstation 3 and receive two Amazon.com exclusive physical items and two exclusive unlockable items: the Boarding Axe single-player weapon and The Captain Of The Aquila single-player character. The code will be emailed within two days after your order ships. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Limit one per household. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time. Offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders.

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#2 mywhitenoise

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

This game has had the most ridiculous pre-order and "exclusive"/"limited" edition incentives. Why can't they sell one "complete" edition without spreading out content that's already available?
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

I'd bite if I had $100 and hadn't already pre-ordered through Gamestop for the steelbook.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

I know there is an Encyclopedia edition available from Ubi, so I'm really curious what physical exclusives this actually has.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

Doesn't say if it's hard or softcover. It's essentially $30 more for the book and graphic novel and you don't have to pay shipping like you do with Ubi.

#6 mywhitenoise

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

I'd bite if I had $100 and hadn't already pre-ordered through Gamestop for the steelbook.


You know you can cancel your pre-order and get your money back, while also keeping the steelbook, right?
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:48 PM

Hmmm... Isn't this the same as the UbiWorkShop Edition?

http://store.ubiwork...rkshop-edition/

The price and contents would appear to be the same.

Thoughts?

Edited by evisto, 11 October 2012 - 05:08 PM.

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#8 mywhitenoise

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:48 PM

Doesn't say if it's hard or softcover. It's essentially $30 more for the book and graphic novel and you don't have to pay shipping like you do with Ubi.


$40 more.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

Doesn't say if it's hard or softcover. It's essentially $30 more for the book and graphic novel and you don't have to pay shipping like you do with Ubi.


Shipping is free worldwide on Ubi.

#10 bojay1997

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

Hmmm... Isn't this the same as the UbiWorkShop Edition?

http://store.ubiwork...rkshop-edition/

The price and contents would be appear to be the same.

Thoughts?


I believe it is the same thing and that Ubisoft is just doing this to move the remaining units as I think people got less interested in the Ubiworkshop Edition after the collector's edition was announced. I know I would have ordered this if the regular edition with the steelbook was the only choice, but I'm not ordering this and the collector's edition which is already $120.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

If you compare it to getting the game elsewhere, like BB, and getting back a $20 GC, it's more like $60 more. Deal breaker.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

This game has had the most ridiculous pre-order and "exclusive"/"limited" edition incentives. Why can't they sell one "complete" edition without spreading out content that's already available?


Agreed, but more editions just further solidifies that the CE will be available for cheap down the line.. Well that and history of past CEs + it being a Ubi game.

#13 Sway

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:10 PM

Hmmm... Isn't this the same as the UbiWorkShop Edition?

http://store.ubiwork...rkshop-edition/

The price and contents would be appear to be the same.

Thoughts?


With the UbiWorkShop edition, I see some multicolored pieces of paper in an envelope. I can't tell what it is and the product listing isn't that detailed. With the Amazon edition, it's the retailer exclusive to all editions "two Amazon.com exclusive physical items and two exclusive unlockable items: the Boarding Axe single-player weapon and The Captain Of The Aquila single-player character."
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#14 SadPanda99

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

hmm Assassins Creed IIII (4) you say. 2 mistakes in 1.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

Not a deal; not even close. Wrong forum.

#16 Fatbot3

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

Not a deal; not even close. Wrong forum.


I actually like the deal since it makes the books about half price and there's always a decent chance the encyclopedia goes out of print. I couldn't even find the book on it's own outside of the Ubi store where it's still 50 and is unlikely to go on sale.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

With the UbiWorkShop edition, I see some multicolored pieces of paper in an envelope. I can't tell what it is and the product listing isn't that detailed. With the Amazon edition, it's the retailer exclusive to all editions "two Amazon.com exclusive physical items and two exclusive unlockable items: the Boarding Axe single-player weapon and The Captain Of The Aquila single-player character."
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Ok, after consulting this link:

http://www.ubiworksh...orkshop-edtion/

It would appear that those papers are "5 extremely rare prints in a confidential envelope".

Of course the Amazon DLC you mentioned isn't included either, but since you bring it up, isn't it true that all retailer exclusive pre-order DLC (weapons, armor, skins, etc.) for previous Assassin's Creed games have eventually (6-12 months later) been included in paid DLC?

That seems to have been the case with the DLC from Best Buy, Amazon, Wal-Mart and so on from Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, etc.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

This game has had the most ridiculous pre-order and "exclusive"/"limited" edition incentives. Why can't they sell one "complete" edition without spreading out content that's already available?


agree too many tidbits here and there you can buy...then like 4 different packages...ridic

#19 squishface

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

i think i'll get the limited edition and see if i can just buy the book somewhere
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#20 barrit

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

Amazon needs to sell the book separately. The shipping from Ubi is just too much.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

I know there is an Encyclopedia edition available from Ubi, so I'm really curious what physical exclusives this actually has.

There's nothing exclusive about the physical contents, it's just the pre-order DLC that's (possibly temporarily) exclusive

Doesn't say if it's hard or softcover. It's essentially $30 more for the book and graphic novel and you don't have to pay shipping like you do with Ubi.

Encyclopedia is hard and graphic novel set is soft.

Not a deal; not even close. Wrong forum.

It's actually a damn good deal when you consider the 'pedia is $50 separate and the novel set is $40 separate, that's $90 of book content with the game for $100 and free worldwide shipping. Correct forum.

i think i'll get the limited edition and see if i can just buy the book somewhere

The 'pedia and novel set should be sold separately (though really pricey) on the UbiWorkShop website.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

Amazon needs to sell the book separately. The shipping from Ubi is just too much.


I thought UBI shipping was free worldwide? It says so on their site although only for the CE.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:15 PM

The Amazon edition looks cool, but not $40 extra cool.