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EVE: The Second Decade Collector's Edition Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

CCP Games has announced EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition, an upcoming limited-edition box set containing numerous unique items to commemorate ten years of EVE Online. Also part of the 10th anniversary revelations are the announcements of a television series based on the game, and a partnership with Dark Horse to create comic books and an EVE Online sourcebook.

“EVE Online is a unique experience in gaming, with the most passionate, imaginative and loyal gamers anywhere growing and evolving the EVE universe for over ten years,” said David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer at CCP. “This collector’s edition was created in honor of and specifically for those who have truly brought EVE’s solar systems to life.”

EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition contains a series of exclusive, collectible items specially crafted for the EVE Online enthusiast and celebrating the game’s tenth anniversary, including:

  • Into the Second Decade, a 190-page, richly illustrated hardcover book commemorating the first 10 years of the EVE Universe. Into the Second Decade details the initial release of EVE Online, and chronicles its growth through the game’s numerous free expansions, the community events that helped define the experience, and the launch of DUST 514.
  • “Rifter” USB hub, a four-port USB hub modeled on an iconic EVE Online ship.
  • EVE Symphony CD, a live performance of the signature EVE soundtrack by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, recorded in Reykjavik during EVE Fanfest 2013.
  • The Danger Game board game, an English-language adaptation of the popular Icelandic board game. Created by a fledgling CCP in 1998, The Danger Game (Icelandic: Hættuspil) helped fund development of the original EVE Online release.
EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition also contains one-time-use codes for unique in-game items for both EVE Online and CCP’s newest title, DUST 514, a free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, set in the same universe as EVE Online.

The in-game items include:

  • The “Golden Pod,” an exclusive skin for the iconic capsule (EVE Online).
  • A “Gnosis” Blueprint, a five-run blueprint of the 10th anniversary Gnosis, the Society of Conscious Thought battlecruiser (EVE Online).
  • The “Time Capsule,” a selection of collectible items based on classic EVE lore as well as memorable moments over the first decade (EVE Online).
  • A new skin for the Amarr Magnate frigate (EVE Online).
  • A selection of exclusive male and female clothing items and accessories to dress your pilot in style (EVE Online)
  • Powerful weapons and a collection of “Templar” dropsuits for (DUST 514).
The box set will also include a “Mystery Code” that will grant owners special, but currently secret, benefits related to future CCP products and events.
In addition to the items above, players who pre-purchase EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition will receive two powerful in-game items: the “Nefantar Thrasher,” a glass cannon-style destroyer for EVE Online, and the Amarr Templar Drop Uplink, a spawn beacon for DUST 514 that requires no special skill-training to deploy or use.

“EVE Online is a unique experience in gaming, with the most passionate, imaginative and loyal gamers anywhere growing and evolving the EVE universe for over ten years,” said David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer at CCP. “This collector’s edition was created in honor of and specifically for those who have truly brought EVE’s solar systems to life.”

Dark Horse and CCP team up:

Available Winter 2013, EVE: SOURCE will be a comprehensive source book and visual guide to the expansive universe that players experience in EVE Online and DUST 514. Developed in close collaboration with CCP’s creative teams, the 184-page, full-color hardcover and digital edition will immerse readers in the history and lore of EVE through stunning artwork and never-before-released material detailing the setting, backstory, races and factions of the EVE Universe.

"It's going to take everything we've got to capture the amazing visuals and rich history of the EVE Universe in a single volume," said Dave Marshall, Editor, Dark Horse. "As we fill it with material from EVE Online’s stellar space combat to the ‘boots on the ground’ action of DUST 514’s planetary conflicts, EVE: SOURCE is shaping up to be one of the most stunning books we've ever published.”

Debuting Fall 2013 and available for free via Dark Horse Digital on the web (at http://digital.darkhorse.com) and mobile apps, EVE: TRUE STORIES will feature a series of short stories inspired by actual player-driven events in the EVE Universe submitted to the “True Stories From the First Decade” website at http://truestories.eveonline.com/.  Following its run online, Dark Horse will publish the full array of EVE: TRUE STORIES, along with additional bonus material, as a hardcover graphic novel available in bookstores worldwide Winter 2013.

“As we move into the second decade of EVE, the universe we share with our players is more alive than ever with stories that deserve to be celebrated and honored,” said Yohei Ishii, Vice President, Business Development, North America at CCP. “We look forward to sharing the stories inspired by these unique experiences with the world.”

EVE Online On Television:

CCP Games has announced that they have entered into a creative partnership with filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur and his production company to bring the EVE Universe to television screens worldwide. 

The new television series will take its inspiration from the millions of people who have left their mark on the EVE Universe via stories submitted to the website http://truestories.eveonline.com.  Kormákur's creative team, in collaboration with CCP, will create an original concept and storyline set in the EVE Universe, a future history of rival societies trapped beyond a wormhole in a dystopian sci-fi world.

Baltasar Kormákur has been making movies of all genres for more than a decade and his films consistently garner both critical and commercial success. He started 2012 by topping the US box office with Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg. Contraband was based on his Icelandic film Reykjavik Rotterdam, which Kormákur starred in and produced. His latest Icelandic film, The Deep, was shortlisted for an academy award nomination in 2013 and won a record-breaking 11 Edda Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.

Currently Kormákur is in post-production of 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, which Universal Pictures will release August 2, 2013. He is also directing the pilot episode of the HBO thriller The Missionary, starring Benjamin Walker, produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Charles Randolph. Randolph is also the creator of The Missionary.

“The EVE universe is full of astounding stories of epic battles, daring heists, and gripping political intrigue, all of which will make for an amazing television series,” said Baltasar Kormákur. “The opportunity to interact with the fans of the EVE Universe directly opens up all sorts of exciting possibilities.”

“The inhabitants of the notorious and beloved EVE Universe have ten years’ worth of dramatic stories to tell,” added Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP.  “Our close collaboration with Baltasar and his creative team gives me confidence that we will capture EVE’s essence, inspiring millions of TV viewers with visions of humanity’s future.”

EVE: The Second Decade Collector's Edition will be released in October, and is available to pre-order now for $159.99.

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