FRISCO, Texas – April 21 – Starting today, Homeworld 3 fans in North America and select markets can pre-order the Homeworld 3 Collector’s Edition, which includes a host of both physical and digital goods celebrating the latest installment of the award-winning sci-fi RTS franchise. In addition to the base game and Year One Pass, the Homeworld 3 Collector’s Edition will also include finely crafted ship models as well as other Homeworld 3 branded goodies. The Collector’s Edition was made in collaboration with the impossibly creative and always fan inspired team at Idea Planet. This news was announced on-stage at PAX East during the Gearbox Main Theatre Show just moments ago. To pre-order the Homeworld 3 Collector’s Edition, please visit – HomeworldUniverse.com
“Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox are delivering the next chapter in the Homeworld universe with Homeworld 3 and we all know the responsibility that comes with this endeavor”, said Gearbox Publishing President, Steve Gibson. “We recognize the community who have supported these games deserve a Collector’s Edition that should honor the nearly two decades of passion that Homeworld has been so fortunate to receive. This collection is just one small way of thanking all the players that have put their trust into Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive.”
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring our creativity and expertise to the party to deliver a spectacular Collector’s Edition for Homeworld fans”, said Mike Flecker, President/Planet Leader at Idea Planet. “Together with the leadership at Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive, we were able to focus on the vision of creating an unparalleled experience directly from Homeworld 3 featuring detailed physical versions of the ships and fleet that are so prominent and majestic within the game.”
Assume fleet command with a selection of spectacular, true-to-scale Homeworld 3 ships, including the all-new Khar-Kushan Mothership. The Hiigaran Navy is complemented by a selection of uniquely crafted physical and digital goods including the base game and its Year One pass. Physical items in the Collector’s Edition include:
- The Mothership, Khar-Kushan:
This lovingly crafted 14″ (35.6cm) model features USB-powered LEDs illuminating the ship’s engines, ports, and launch bays. Details include a removable bay door capable of displaying the Destroyer and authentic sounds from the game. The Mothership comes equipped with a dual positioned stand to accommodate both vertical and horizontal display options to best fit your set up.
- Hiigaran Destroyer:
This 3 in. (7.62cm) model of the all-purpose capital ship is the vessel your enemies always dread seeing.
- Hiigaran Torpedo Frigate:
Brimming with imposing launchers, the 1.8 in. (4.5cm) Torpedo Frigate is a devastating threat to enemy capital ships.
- Hiigaran Recon in delta formation:
The eyes and ears of Fleet Command, these 1.2 in. (3cm) models represent the fastest ships in the Hiigaran fleet.
- WW2-inspired spotter deck
Ship recognition playing cards featuring the fleets of Homeworld 3 and perhaps a surprise or two.
- Homeworld 3 logo keychain
- Homeworld 3 key art lithograph
Additionally, the Homeworld 3 Collector’s Edition will also feature a solid lineup of digital goods, including:
- Homeworld 3 base game Steam key:
Assume control and battle through fleet combat in dazzling, fully 3D space while the award-winning story unfolds on a galactic scale.
- Homeworld 3 Year One Pass:
A collection of content expanding the gameplay of multiple modes in Homeworld 3
- Homeworld 3 soundtrack by Paul Ruskay
- Ship decals
- Multiplayer name colors
Beyond news of the Collector’s Edition, Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Publishing posted the latest FIG developer blog that showcases a pivotal fan-requested feature coming to The Mothership, Khar-Kushan in Homeworld 3 – the ability to rotate on its axis 90 degrees horizontally to enable both vertical (banana) and horizontal (croissant) orientation.