The biggest change is the inclusion of glamour model Kyla Cole which now resembles the lead heroine Vivian both in visual and in voice. The main menu has also been completely redesigned to incorporate Kyla Cole. Based on the latest patched version of the original GODS, the Special Edition features improved graphics and a much more detailed environment with remodeled buildings, better-looking trees and more. In addition you can now find many animals roaming around inside the different zones like rats, chickens or dogs which cannot be attack but add to the atmosphere of the game. To complete the graphical update, the game features several new animations for all characters and the old animations have been improved and are much smoother now. Additional technical changes include a redesigned user interface, improved sound effects and a completely new soundtrack.
Besides the new face and voice of the lead heroine, the gameplay changes include a redesign of Alchemy which expands the experience by offering much more choices in what you can do. And of course there are several new recipes, weapons, shields and armors you can buy and find.
Also included in the box is a poster-calender for 2008 featuring a picture of Kyla Cole.