Perhaps taking a cue from their Take-Two comrades working on BioShock's limited edition, the team at Rockstar have announced the contents of a Grand Theft Auto IV special edition, scheduled to launch alongside the far less special PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions on October 16 and 19 in North America and Europe, respectively. Included in the Grand Theft Auto metal safety deposit box packaging will be: the game, an art book, a soundtrack CD "featuring new material from top artists, only available on this release," a Rockstar keychain for the safety deposit box keys (the thing actually locks?), and a limited edition Rockstar duffel bag. All this can be yours for the low, low price of $89.99.

In addition to considering all of the illegal things one could hide in the duffel bag and deposit box, we're left wondering if there's some sort of gentleman's bet going on behind the game publishing scene, pushing the limits of precisely how much random stuff one can jam into a special edition release and still get people to pay for it. Sorry GTA IV but, at $130, Halo 3's legendary edition still wins this round.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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