Black Ops II Hardened and Care Package Editions Offer Compelling Arguments for Spending More Money [Update]

As it does every year, Activision is stepping up to the plate to represent Call of Duty fans so dedicated that spending merely $60 on a video game does not properly express their love and devotion. A pair of images appearing on NeoGAF in advance of an official announcement demonstrate two ways to pay significantly more for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Update - Official details and pricing from Activision at the bottom!

While we patiently await word on how much we'll pay for the Hardened and Care Package editions of Black Ops II, we can at least examine the contents of these limited editions. The Special Care package in particular is intriguing. Packed inside the massive box teased via the <em>Call of Duty Twitter yesterday is your very own hovering attack drone, just waiting for you to figure out a way to weaponize it. And hey, is that a PlayStation 3 theme? Sold?

Meanwhile the Hardened Edition features everything the better one does excepting the box and the attack drone. Oh, and an Xbox Live Avatar prop. Woo.

As Polygon notes, neither package seems to include Call of Duty Elite access, though both include exclusive weapon camo, which is essentially the same thing (only not).

How much would you pay? Expect Activision to answer that question shortly.

Update: Activision has dropped the full info, with prices and the Digital Deluxe version for PC.

CARE PACKAGE (Xbox 360/PS3) SRP $179.99:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Remote Controlled MQ-27 Dragonfire Drone - Command cutting-edge technology, exclusively for this once-in-a-lifetime combat collection.
  • Nuketown Zombies Bonus Map - Battle hordes of Zombies in this beloved 1960s nuclear neighborhood.
  • Nuketown 2025 Bonus Map - Relive the close quarters chaos of this classic fan-favorite map re-imagined in a 1960s visionary depiction of the "model home of the future."
  • Collectible 2-Sided SteelBook - Limited edition game case featuring exclusive artwork.
  • (2) Challenge Coins - Limited edition challenge coins that serve as your key to exclusive digital content.
  • Weapon Camo - Rank-up in style with an exclusive multiplayer weapon skin.
  • (2) Player Card Backgrounds - Liven up any killcam with two exclusive player card backgrounds, inspired by Nuketown 2025 and Zombies.
  • Official Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soundtrack - A digital copy of composer Jack Wall's epic in-game score with Theme by Trent Reznor.
  • Xbox LIVE CLAW Avatar Prop - An exclusive avatar prop, deployable to a dashboard near you.
  • Xbox LIVE Zombies Avatar Costume - Show off your pride with an avatar costume built exclusively for fans of the Call of Duty undead.
  • (PlayStation 3 versions include a dynamic multiplayer theme of the Turbine map as well as a dynamic Zombies theme that shows off Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies)

HARDENED EDITION (Xbox 360/PS3) SRP $79.99:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Nuketown Zombies Bonus Map - Battle hordes of Zombies in this beloved 1960s nuclear neighborhood.
  • Nuketown 2025 Bonus Map - Relive the close quarters chaos of this classic fan-favorite map re-imagined in a 1960s visionary depiction of the "model home of the future."
  • Collectible 2-Sided SteelBook - Limited edition game case featuring exclusive artwork.
  • (2) Challenge Coins - Limited edition challenge coins that serve as your key to exclusive digital content.
  • Weapon Camo - Rank-up in style with an exclusive multiplayer weapon skin.
  • (2) Player Card Backgrounds - Liven up any killcam with two exclusive player card backgrounds, inspired by Nuketown 2025 and Zombies.
  • Official Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soundtrack - A digital copy of composer Jack Wall's epic in-game score with Theme by Trent Reznor.
  • Xbox LIVE CLAW Avatar Prop - An exclusive avatar prop, deployable to a dashboard near you.
  • Xbox LIVE Zombies Avatar Costume - Show off your pride with an avatar costume built exclusively for fans of the Call of Duty undead.
  • (PlayStation 3 versions include a dynamic multiplayer theme of the Turbine map as well as a dynamic Zombies theme that shows off Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies)

In addition, the Digital Deluxe Edition for PC contains the following digital items—

DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION (PC) SRP $79.99:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Nuketown Zombies Bonus Map - Battle hordes of Zombies in this beloved 1960s nuclear neighborhood.
  • Nuketown 2025 Bonus Map - Relive the close quarters chaos of this classic fan-favorite map re-imagined in a 1960s visionary depiction of the "model home of the future."
  • Weapon Camo - Rank-up in style with an exclusive multiplayer weapon skin.
  • (2) Player Card Backgrounds - Liven up any killcam with two exclusive player card backgrounds, inspired by Nuketown 2025 and Zombies.
  • Official Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soundtrack - A digital copy of composer Jack Wall's epic in-game score with Theme by Trent Reznor.
  • Call of Duty: World at War Game Download Token - A digital download of Treyarch's classic title, traversing WWII storylines from the Pacific to European theaters of war.

COD Black Ops II Hardened and Care Package Editions [NeoGAF via Polygon]