Bethesda Softworks have put up for pre-order the Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition, limited to 5,000 pieces. No copy of the game is included.
The Panzerhund Edition comes in vintage footlocker-style box (measuring approximately 20″ x 10.5″ x 8.5″) with a stamped number plate right above the antiqued clasp. Inside the box are the following inclusions:
- Classified folder affixed to the lid containing 11 classified documents (an assortment of maps, case files, and even an x-ray).
- 8″ articulated Panzerhund statue – Made of high quality vinyl material (PVC and ABS) the statue is hand painted, includes a base, and strikes a surprisingly menacing pose for a scaled-down replica.
- Exclusive Steelbook
- Set of 14 full-color weathered-looking postcards of the game’s alternate history, bound in a display book.
- Three (3) high-quality, embroidered patches
- Custom molded replica dog tags, looped and knotted on twine string contained in a box.
The bulk of the footlocker is used to house the Panzerhund statue, with the rest of the extras carefully filling up the rest of the space. There’s a fair amount of detail to the footlocker with the inset tray being velvet-lined.
The whole package is priced at $100 USD but bear in mind it doesn’t come with a copy of the game. If you’re interested, you can place your order at the BethSoft store via the link here: http://store.bethsoft.com/brands/wolfenstein/wolfenstein-the-new-order-panzerhund-edition.html
You will be charged the total amount at the time of purchase, although it is fully refundable if you cancel your order before the ship date. The estimated ship date is May 20th, 2014 however is subject to change.
The rationale for not including the game is due to some fans having already pre-ordered their copy of the game at their local retailer and therefore won’t have to cancel their order to purchase the Panzerhund Edition. On top of this, the different regions and rating systems would cause complications for worldwide shipment, so removing the game makes it easier for distribution.
The Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition seems to follow closely with what Electronic Arts did with the Dead Space 3: Dev Team Edition and it’s limited print run of 5,000 unites as well.
The photos are only of the prototype and may differ from the final product.