Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition detailedBy Shawn Knight 12 comments
A leaked European flyer details everything that is included in the Hardened Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The highly anticipated game isn't scheduled for release until November 8, but some lucky gamers will have the opportunity to check out the game this weekend at a special event in Los Angeles.
An anonymous source provided the leaked picture to Wired which indicates Hardened will come with a one year Call of Duty: Elite membership, a collectible SteelBook case, special in-game founder status, a 100-page collectible field journal, a Special Ops outfit for your Live avatar, PSN animated timeline theme and unique art on the game disc.
Again, this leak is regarding the European version only, however the US flavors have remained identical in previous releases.
Modern Warfare 3 will be offered in three different versions: the regular retail game, the Hardened Edition and the top-of-the-line Prestige Edition. Although no pricing was mentioned, previous Call of Duty launches have seen Hardened sell for $80 and Prestige go for $150.
It's likely that many more details about the game will be released this weekend at the first-ever Call of Duty XP fan event hosted in Los Angeles. Fans of the series will have the opportunity to play the game's multiplayer mode as well as participate in a host of COD-related live events, such as playing paintball in a real-world recreation of Modern Warfare 2's Scrapyard map and chowing down at Burger Town.
Tickets for the two-day event are $150 which includes a copy of Hardened when it's released. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 100 percent of ticket sales go to the Call of Duty Endowment fund, a non-profit organization that helps veterans find work and establish a career as they transition back to civilian life.