Today, Rockstar announced a bonus for everyone who pre-orders Grand Theft Auto V before September 17th, (so, everyone, yeah?). You'll get to pilot the game's iconic Atomic Blimp. Check out the picture below - there's going to be a lot of Hindenberg recreations on YouTube this Autumn. Oh, the humanity.

 photo gta-v-blimp_zps0bdc35ad.jpgIt's not long 'til September, but when you're waiting for a game like GTA V it can feel like eternity. But you can take the sting out of the wait (or, more likely, make it worse) by pre-ordering the amazing limited edition version of the open-world crime spree that is GTA, so you can gaze longingly at all the extras you'll receive when the game finally hits the shelves. And weep.

The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition includes:

  • Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V
  • Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork
    This special SteelBook features double-sided, never-before-seen artwork of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. Custom color and metallic treatments bring out the detail of the artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook.
  • Blueprint Map
    This exclusive, additional 21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County. Cryptic markings indicate locations for fast cash and other points of interest for the up-and-coming entrepreneur.
  • Special Ability Boost
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster.
  • Stunt Plane Trials
    Single player Stunt Plane Trials let you take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos at tattoo parlors, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Additional Weapons
    When visiting Ammunation stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.

 photo gta-v-coll-ed_zpsfd216086.jpgIf you're feeling particularly flush, you can also shell out £119 (on ShopTo, at least) for the Collector's Edition of the game, which includes everything above, along with:

  • Grand Theft Auto V Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key
    Inspired by the heists in Grand Theft Auto V, this custom 10.75” x 8.5” money bag features a pop-up style lock and laser cut logo key to secure important items. The reverse side features a pressed Rockstar Games logo on the security mount with a framed ID window.
  • Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTY™ Snapback Cap
    This exclusive New Era 9FIFTY™ cap features an embroidered Los Santos logo on the front, a stitched, black Rockstar Games logo on the wearer’s left side, a Grand Theft Auto ‘V’ logo applique on the opposite side, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit.
  • Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online
    Get classic Grand Theft Auto characters to use within the Grand Theft Auto Online Character Creation System.
  • Unique Vehicles and Garage Property
    Players will instantly receive a garage to store custom vehicles. In single player, the garage will be stocked with the 1930’s style Hotknife hotrod and the CarbonRS sports bike. In Grand Theft Auto Online, players will get the high-end Khamelion electric car.

That's a pretty penny, but there's still quite a lot of swag. Let us know: will you be going the whole hog and shelling out for the full collector's edition, or will you just settle for the blimp, and the knowledge that no matter what, you still have in your hands what may very well be the best game in the GTA series? (it might also be the worst - we won't know until we've played it).