These are the 4 different versions available for pre-order:
- Reaper of Souls Digital Edition – $39.99
- Reaper of Souls Retail Version – $39.99
- Reaper of Souls Digital Deluxe Edition – $59.99
- Reaper of Souls Collector’s Edition – Click for Price
This list contains a breakdown of the 4 different pre-order options, including a description of the extra goodies that are contained in the deluxe digital edition and the Collector’s Edition.
This is the basic digital download which you can pre-order right now at Battle.net. Purchasing this version will allow you to log in and play immediately once the servers go live at 12am on March 25th, 2014.
Hearthstone Pack Bonus: The RoS digital version comes with one Hearthstone Expert Card Pack.
For those of you that want a DVD boxed copy, you can pre-order a boxed edition from Amazon.
Hearthstone Pack Bonus: The RoS retail version comes with a code redeemable for one Hearthstone Expert Card Pack.
This version contains a digital download of the game, plus all of these extras…
- 3 additional character slots – The deluxe edition grants you 3 additional character slots over the 2 extra that will be added in RoS, giving you a total of 15 character slots in all.
- Spectral Hound minion – The Spectral Hound is a Diablo 3 companion pet which you can summon while out adventuring. The Spectral Hound is a vanity pet and won’t assist you in combat, but it sure does look cool! 😉
- Exclusive Transmog Models – This version comes with 6 different aesthetic models (3 helms and 3 weapons) which you can use for gear transmogrification.
- Treasure Goblin WoW Pet – If you play World of WarCraft, then you’ll be pleased to know that the deluxe edition comes with a really awesome Treasure Goblin pet!
- StarCraft II Portraits & Decals – And for the SCII players…Crusader inspired portraits and decals for StarCraft II.
- Bonus Hearthstone Packs – With the Digital Deluxe version of RoS you receive 3 Hearthstone Expert Card Packs.
That’s A LOT of extra stuff for only $20!
Last but not least, there is a retail Collector’s Edition for hardcore fans. The Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Collector’s Edition comes with all of the exact same exclusive loot that’s included in the Deluxe Digital Edition, plus these extras:
- Malthael Mouse Pad – Collector’s mouse pad featuring the Angel of Death.
- Exclusive Collector’s Edition Hardback Art Book – This collector’s book will showcase the artwork that went into developing Reaper of Souls.
- Behind the Scenes Blu-Ray/DVD – This 2 disc set includes in-depth interviews with the development team as well as members of the Diablo 3 community.
Buyers of the Collector’s Edition will receive a redeemable code for 3 Hearthstone Expert Card Packs.
Assuming the exclusive hardbound art book is similar to the one included in the original Diablo 3 CE, that alone will be worth $20.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector’s Edition Unboxing
IGN put together a nice video of a CE unboxing. Have a look if you want to get a peek at what’s inside.
The Collector’s Edition is going for $79 right now, while supplies last. Blizzard has not said how many Collector’s Editions will be released, but quantities will be limited.
Update: Blizzard announced that they will reward players who pre-order the game by granting 2 additional loot items: Wings of Valor & Valla the Demon Hunter. Wings of Valor are an aesthetic item similar to the wings included in the original Diablo 3 CE. Valla is a future hero unlock for Blizz’s upcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. Purchasers of the retail edition just need to redeem their in-game key by March 31st in order to get the bonus loot, so you can still qualify even if you don’t pre-order, just as long as you redeem your game key by March 31st.
And yet another update: Blizz has sweetened things a bit more by adding Hearthstone Expert Card Packs to the offer. No pre-order necessary. Standard versions come with 1 pack, Digital Deluxe and CE come with 3.