Yesterday BioWare announced that the Game of the Year edition for Inquisition will drop next month. For those new to gaming, Game of the Year editions typically come about after a game is massively successful (I don’t know if technically they must have won Game of the Year) & the publisher decides, “Screw it!” and throws as much extra content onto a disc as they can to wrangle in any stragglers. They can actually be a bargain if the added content is worth it. And based on what’s going into Inquisition’s GOTY, I think this is one purchase that will be well worth the cost.
Included in the GOTY edition will be:
- The base game (obviously)
- All 3 expansion DLCs
- Jaws of Hakkon – explore the Frostback Basin to uncover the fate of the first Inquisitor
- The Descent – explore the Deep Roads to find the source of earthquakes plaguing Thedas
- Trespasser – the final & most recent expansion, conclude the Inquisitor’s story by finding Solas’ fate
- All official add-ons
- The Deluxe Edition upgrade that came included with the Deluxe Edition of the original release, which includes 3 mounts, new customization items for Skyhold, & I believe the Flames of the Inquisition bonus gear pack
- Spoils of Avvar – item pack that includes 2 new sets of armor, several schematics, 5 new mounts & new customization items for Skyhold
- Spoils of Qunari – item pack that includes 2 new armor sets & schematics, 1 new mount & new customization items for Skyhold
Personally, this sounds like a steal to me for those who haven’t bought the game or, like me, haven’t purchased any of the DLCs yet. If I were to buy all this content individually today, the price would quickly add up.
$45 for base game (deluxe edition) + $15×3 for each expansion + $5×2 for the add-ons = $100
Considering the GOTY edition is listed on Gamestop’s site at the regular price of $60, that’s a $40 savings! And if you’ve got the patient to wait a bit, the price may be even lower. So yeah, I think it’ll be worth picking up for anyone who hasn’t already purchased the content. Unfortunately, based on what I’ve seen, this edition is only available for PC & next gen consoles. So gamers who have 360 or PS3 versions will have to stick with buying the content individually.
The GOTY edition hits shelves on October 6.