Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition? Forget it (along with the money you spent on it). With the launch of Call of Duty: Black Opsjust a few months away, Activision has announced new and elaborate special editions to sit alongside the regular package. As you can see above, the ultimate package (again dubbed the Prestige Edition) comes with a working RC car complete with a camera that provides TFT color video and audio to its operator. You might recognize it as an unarmed replica of the vehicle seen in the game's multiplayer trailer.
In addition to the perv mobile, you'll get the pictured Black Ops medallion (not to be confused with a Medal of Honor), an exclusive Xbox Live Avatar outfit (we've contacted Activision to find out what PS3 players can expect as a substitute) [Update: Activision has confirmed that the PS3 bundle will include a PlayStation Home avatar. We're trying to nail down what it is and get an image for you all, so sit tight.] and four co-op multiplayer maps. The Hardened Edition will include everything listed above, with the exception of the RC car.
Neither edition has been given a price at this time, though retailers seem to once again peg the Hardened Edition at $79.99 and the Prestige Edition at $149.99. We'll let you know as soon as we learn more.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter with stealth and tactical play aspect that puts players in the role of a shadow soldier fighting in a variety of historically representative fictional Black Ops missions of the Cold War era. Created with the input of actual Black Ops soldiers from the time, the game mixes traditional Call of Duty tactical shooter gameplay with new gameplay options designed to expand the players' experience. Additional features include extensive multiplayer options, along with new vehicles and explosive new weapons.