Moments ago at EVE Online
's tenth anniversary Fanfest
, CCP revealed plans for its Second Decade Collector's Edition box. EVE
never really had a proper collector's edition, and the tenth anniversary of the game is the perfect opportunity to release one. The box will come with an awesome physical Rifter model that doubles as a USB hub, a CD of the tenth anniversary EVE
symphony from this year's Fanfest, and a series of codes to redeem to cosmetic items in EVE Online
and DUST 514
. The box is due for release in October 2013 and on the EVE
store and Amazon and can be pre-purhased right now for $149.99 (€149.99 for those in Europe).
Cosmetic upgrades for EVE
include a new golden pod skin that applies permanently to one character, some new bloodline-based in-game clothing, and several collector's edition ships. Players will get a five-run blueprint copy of the tenth anniversary Gnosis battlecruiser and a re-skinned red Tash-Murkon Magnate, and pre-purchasers will get a bonus Nefnatar Thrasher. DUST 514
items include a set of permanant Amarr templar drop suits and weapons with the same stats as normal items but lower skill requirements.
As if that weren't enough goodies, the box will also come with a multi-use mystery code that will unlock bonus cosmetic items in future updates and new book called Into the Second Decade. Produced by former EON editor Richie Shoemaker
and written as a collaboration between notable EVE
players and press, the book describes EVE
from the player perspective and will be a great way to explain to friends all the things that make EVE
special. Due to the unanticipated and overwhelming demand for copies of the tenth anniversary symphony CD, CCP has also promised that the collector's edition won't be the only way to get your hands on one.
Whether you're a die-hard fan of internet spaceships or just a gawker on the sidelines, EVE Fanfest is
the EVE Online event of the year (and the key source of new DUST 514 and World of Darkness scoops!). Follow Massively's Brendan Drain as he reports back on this year's Fanfest starpower, scheming, and spoilers from exotic Reykjavik, Iceland.