*-UPDATE-* September 3rd, 2011: Activision has confirmed that these are the contents of the MW3 Hardened Edition. At $100, this package is $20 more than previous versions of the hardened edition for Call of Duty. The price increase is most likely due to the free year of Call of Duty Elite (a new program being introduced much like Bungie's free Halo stat tracking service or DICE's free Battlefield service), which would cost $50 if sold on its own. With that being said, the yet to be announced prestige edition, or the ACTUAL collector's edition for this game, will most likely be more expensive than the previous editions, as it will likely include the contents of this hardened edition along with some added features.

Wired.com has a leaked photo purporting to be of a retail flyer for the European version of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition. We haven't seen any corroborating reports, but neither do we have any reason to doubt the photo's authenticity. Its contents certainly seem plausible.

According to the photo, the MW3 Hardened Edition comes with the following:
  • A year of Elite
  • Elite perks: in-game emblem, camouflage, clan XP boost, player card, and more
  • Exclusive PlayStation Network theme
  • Juggernaut outfit for your Xbox Live avatar
  • Fancy steel case
  • 100+ pages of sketches and other military source material
  • Unique disc art! Not that you'll see it much

{GameInformer}                              NOTE: This is not official as of yet, so we will keep you posted if Activision comments on this.