Posted on November 18, 2010, Phil Hornshaw Witcher 2 Packaging, Preorder Details Released
There are two versions of the PC RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings available to buy when it comes out in May 2011, and both are packed full of extra stuff — even if you choose to go the digital download route.
That’s the Witcher 2: Collector’s Edition shown above. It comes with all manner of craziness, including a soundtrack, a making-of DVD, the manual, a game guide, an art book, a fold-out map, a pack of cards, a set of dice, stickers (yes!), two papercraft figures, and vendor-specific special DLC. It’ll run you $129.99, according to Amazon.com’s listing, but I’m sure you can pay several times that if you wait to buy it on eBay.
CD Projekt RED also offers a “Premium” edition of the game, which is actually the standard edition, but it also comes with the soundtrack, the manuals, the DVD, the guides, the map, the coin and the papercraft guys. Not to shabby, considering the whole thing retails for $49.99. Get the full list of features from The Witcher 2 website.
GOG.com and Steam are already taking preorders for digital copies of the Premium edition, which includes downloadable versions of everything listed except that coin, I guess. Both online services have The Witcher 2 listed at $44.99 as well.
U.S. customers can preorder a physical copy of the Premium Edition at GameStop or Amazon.com. GameStop has an exclusive DLC offer that Amazon hasn’t gotten (yet?) — but you’ll have to pay full price. Meanwhile, Amazon has the Premium Edition for two bucks cheaper. Decisions, decisions.