Trion Worlds today revealed the Rift Collector's Edition, which will be available when the game releases in 2011. According to the GameStop listing, the CE will run $79.99, while the regular edition game will cost $49.99. Keep in mind this is GameStop, though, and their information is not always reliable unless also communicated through official channels.
Players who purchase the collector's edition will receive three exclusive in-game digital items:
- Ancient Tartagon Mount: Available at level 20, this turtle mount increases player speed by 60%
- Collector’s Satchel: Increases the size of your primary backpack to 24 slots
- Bogling Wastrel: This unique pet sets you apart from the other Ascended
In addition to that, you'll also receive several in-box "premium" items:
- 8GB USB Drive: Exclusive flash drive branded with the Rift logo
- Official Rift Soundtrack: Featuring 17 epic tracks from acclaimed game composer Inon Zur
- SteelSeries gaming mouse pad featuring detailed art of a blistering Fire Rift
- Telara Chronicles Trade Hardcover: All five issues of the gripping graphic novel miniseries based on the Rift universe in one limited-edition hardbound book
That said, this isn't all about the collector's edition! They also revealed details on the pre-order bonuses players will receive for reserving their copy of the game in advance of its release. You'll be able to pick from one of three in-game pets: Cockatrice Chick, Deep One Spawnling or Hellhound Pup.
There are also retailer-specific perks for pre-ordering the game. A special weapon enchant that will provide +3 Endurance, as well as resistance against a specific element type.
- Blazing Sourcestone Rune (Steam): Fire touches your weapon, causing it to burst into flame (+10 Fire Resist)
- Crystalline Sourcestone Rune (Amazon): Earth touches you weapon, encasing it in crystal (+10 Earth Resist)
- Frozen Sourcestone Rune (Best Buy): Water touches your weapon, encasing it in frost (+10 Water Resist)
- Pulsing Sourcestone Rune (Direct2Drive): Life touches your weapon, causing it to pulse with life energy (+10 Life Resist)
- Shrouded Sourcestone Rune (Trion direct and all other 3rd party digital retailers): Death touches your weapon, shrouding it in darkness (+10 Death Resist)
- Swirling Sourcestone Rune (GameStop): Air touches your weapon, wreathing it in lightning (+10 Air Resist)
There are a handful of images available showing off the sourcestones on the exclusives page. Unfortunately it's not available for pre-order in many places yet, so stay tuned for more updates on that.