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Monday, April 2, 2001

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More Myst III: Exile Collector's Edition Clarifications
9:27 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Last week we brought you word of a few changes to the Collector's Edition of the upcoming Myst III: Exile due out May 7. The main change to the actual boxed contents was that it would no longer include Atrus' Journal. This was for cost concerns, and this special edition still contains many extra Exile goodies. Fans were a little concerned through, and it seems the publisher will now include the journal as part of the strategy guide. Jim Stephenson's fan site, the Riven Unofficial Home Page, has a recent quote explaining more:

Gordon Currie, webmaster of the official Exile site, said, "It was decided [by the publisher] not to include the journal because... [it] would have delayed the shipment of the Collector's Edition...and increased the price.... [But in response to fan concerns] Atrus' Journal will be included in the strategy guide [and] there will be extra pages [in the strategy guide] for notes."

Gordon continued, "The value of the collector's edition is: $49.99 for the game, $12.99 for the soundtrack, $19.99 for the strategy guide, $4.99 for the squee [a pewter squee toy], and a Making of Exile video CD that's unavailable anywhere else. It's $87.96 of value for $59.99. That's an awesome deal!"

Fans of the game should surely get their preorders in now, as there will only be limited quantities available.

Stephenson's page also pointed out an update to the site FAQ which notes the DVD version of Exile is still on target for late this year:

Will it be released on DVD?

A DVD version of the game is now expected to ship before Christmas.

We'll keep you posted on all three editions of Exile as they begin arriving in just about a month. For now, have a read through IMG's preview of the title.

IMG News: Myst 3 Collector's Edition Changes
IMG Preview of Myst III: Exile
Myst III: Exile FAQ
Riven Unofficial Home Page
Presto Studios
Myst III: Exile
Buy Myst III: Exile

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