Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood collector's edition comes with jack (in-the-box)

We're sure Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will be jam-packed with surprises. "Boo! I just jumped out of some hay and killed you," "Sproing! I was on that rooftop and jumped down and killed you," and so on. But we're not at all surprised that the game is receiving the collector's edition treatment. Heck, perhaps one day the "standard editions" of games will become so rare, everything will go topsy turvy and they'll be the collector's editions!

But we digress.

So, here it is, the AC: Brotherhood collector's edition. Complete with a ... jack-in-the-box? Yep, no matter if you buy the $100 set at GameStop or some other games purveyor, the package will include a freaking creepy charming Assassin's Creed-ized take on the classic childrens' toy (GameStop has a harlequin, for extra creepiness, while everyone else has a plague mask-donning doctor). Also in the box (along with the just-talked-about box): two exclusive single-player maps (Aqueduct and Trajan Market), an art book, a "hard copy strategy map" of Rome (read: it's paper!), the game's soundtrack and a disc containing trailers, a making-of video and a preview of the AC: Brotherhood comic.

The set will arrive day-and-date with the standard edition on November 16.%Gallery-99110%
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UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES ASSASSIN'S CREED® BROTHERHOOD COLLECTOR'S EDITION

Collector's Edition Now Available for Preorder

SAN FRANCISCO – Aug. 9, 2010 – Today Ubisoft announced that it will release a Collectors' Edition of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood in conjunction with the launch of the game. The Collector's Edition of the game will be bundled with exclusive content and items including:
- The Harlequin Jack-in-the-Box Collectible (exclusive to GameStop customers only) or The Doctor Jack-in-the-Box Collectible (available at all other participating retailers)
- Two Exclusive In-Game Single Player Maps
- Hard Copy Strategy Map of Rome
- Exclusive Art Book
- Bonus Disc
-- Exclusive Making-of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Video
-- Digital Sneak Peak at the Assassin's Creed Comic
-- Trailers
-- Game Soundtrack
* Please note that contents of Collector's Edition may be subject to change

For $99.99, The Collector's Edition will be available in stores on November 16, 2010, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Supplies are limited, so pre-order now to guarantee a copy.

For more information on where to pre-order the Collector's Edition of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, please visit: www.assassinscreed.com/preorder

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2009–10 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 871 million euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.