SDCC 2014: Prima shows off some must have Collector Editions

It’s been a very long time since I’ve bought a strategy guide, due to the fact you can find everything online now and spending $10-$20 just doesn’t seem worth it anymore. Prima Games has stepped up their “game” recently with a few special collector edition sets like the previously released The Legend of Zelda Box Set: Prima Official Game Guide. (It included six Zelda hardcover guides in a really cool Zelda inspired chest.) At San Diego Comic-Con, Prima had a few new guides on display that collectors will really enjoy.

Assassin’s Creed Unity: Initiate Edition

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The Prototype for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity: Initiate Edition was on display, it features a hardcover strategy guide which hides a special compartment with a scroll and chalice for fans to discover. The whole thing is really cool and the hidden chalice, which is still being finished, and scroll being concealed under the lid is a cool bonus along with the really well designed hardcover book.

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The weathered box is embellished with the Assassin’s crest. Beneath the lid rests the mystical chalice and a rough-edged, sealed scroll bearing the Assassin’s creed. Hidden deeper within the secret compartment is the hardcover strategy guide, which features high-res cover art on a premium soft-touch dust jacket, 32 pages of bonus content, and the expert strategies and tactics needed to discover all the secrets of Revolutionary Paris. 
 
100% complete: All main and side missions, optional challenges, and open-world activities covered so you can achieve 100% completion.
 
Revolutionary Walkthrough: An at-a-glance walkthrough, with tactics tailored to the new Adaptive Mission Mechanic, covers every step of the adventure supported by detailed, annotated screenshots and maps.
 
Training and Customization: Optimize your assassin’s skills and gear with expert analysis of the options available. Learn the best strategies for free running, stealth, and combat with in-depth training.

All secrets: All unlockables, all bonuses, all collectible items, all hidden destinations all Achievements and all Trophies… you won’t miss a thing.
 
Dedicated Co-op Tactics: Co-op missions open up new side stories and a fun way to explore open-world Paris. Get the most out of co-op gameplay with a wealth of insights, advanced tips and hi-res maps.
 
Poster Map: Fully-labeled poster map shows the player all of the secrets and collectibles hidden in Paris.

 The Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor’s Edition

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Dragon Age Inquisition is looking to be the game that fans have been wanting for a long time. The team at BioWare has been working really hard on this game and at E3, Dragon Age Inquisition received a lot of praise. 

Prima showcased the The Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor’s Edition which contains a 368-page Collector’s Edition hardcover guide, a Dragon Age Inquisition stylized pen with Inquisition logo presented in a themed box, and four faux leather bookmarks which will all be housed in a specially designed Dragon Age themed box. It will be available when the game releases in November.

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This ultra-exclusive collectible set is contained in a large leather-textured Dragon Age themed container and includes:

  • 368-page Collector’s Edition hardcover guide with unique cover treatments matching the container

  • Stylized pen with Inquisition logo presented in a themed box

  • Four faux leather bookmarks topped with metal headers, stamped with Dragon Age faction emblems, and backed with colored ribbons matching the faction colors

  • Includes bonus in-game items

Final Fantasy VII-VIII-IX Collection 

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This one was a nice little surprise. Prima will be releasing a Final Fantasy Strategy Guide Collection which will feature Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy IX. All three guides have been updated and there is currently no release date set for the collection, but Prima plans to release it before the end of 2014. 

All three guides will be contained in one really nicely designed box, which will include art work for the game. While the games have long been out, this is just a really nice piece for Final Fantasy fans to have.

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