You'll get a hardcover art book and a "making of" video with the special edition, while different retailers get different guns for preorders.
As is becoming standard for larger releases, 'Hitman Absolution' is going to be available in both standard and special editions when it launches later this year. Included in the special edition is an art book and a "making of" video detailing the process behind creating a game.
SquareEnix has also revealed preorder bonuses. Different pistols will be coming with preorders from Amazon and Walmart, while GameStop gets a sniper rifle and Best Buy gets equipped with a submachine gun.
According to SquareEnix, more preorder bonuses are on the way.
Source: Game Informer