Rachel KaserInternet Culture Writer
Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.
Capcom recently revealed three new bundles for its upcoming game Devil May Cry V, all with four-figure prices. While this is a little much even for an industry that loves expensive limited editions, I can’t help but be seriously tempted thanks to one of the perks — a snazzy coat.
Available exclusively through Capcom Japan, the bundles include the game, natch, some box art, and a replica of the jacket of one of the three main characters: V’s sleeveless trench ($5,741), Nero’s hoodie ($7,176), and Dante’s red leather coat ($8,600). Given the exorbitant prices, the promise of an item for amateur cosplayers might seem like a bit of a paltry reward. But damn it all…I want one.
Overpriced game bundles are nothing new. While asking $8,600 for one is pushing the envelope even for gaming — the usual Deluxe Ultra What Have You Edition comes in at around $300 or somewhere thereabouts — we’ve seen worse. Remember that one Dying Light bundle that cost over $380,000 and came with a zombie shelter and parkour lessons? I still wonder about the poor soul who bought that, assuming anyone ever did.
Up to now, I was one of those cynical people who looked down my nose at expensive novelty game bundles. Who would want to pay three or four figures for a bundle of ultimately useless frippery that, occasionally, doesn’t even include the actual game (see the “Collector’s Box” edition of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2)?
But now, I can no longer name myself among that aloof elite, because I too have seriously considered shelling out a good portion of my savings for an overpriced game bundle I most certainly don’t need.
Specifically, I’m salivating over my man Dante’s leather overcoat. I (along with the rest of the world) know next to nothing about Noctis-lookalike V, and as much as I love Nero, he’s not Dante. With the possible exception of his female counterpart Bayonetta, I’ve never wanted to be a video game character as badly as I do Dante — and keep in mind I put “basically Lara Croft” on my resume when applying for this job.
So all that remains is to ask you, my gentle readers: Who wants to go halfsies with me? You can have the game, and I’ll take the coat, which seems like a fair trade to me. We’ll probably have to wait for the bundles to be offered to Western audiences, assuming that ever happens, but I can be patient.
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