Dying Light 2 Stay Human, the highly anticipated sequel to Techland’s parkour-infused survival horror, finally got a release date this week. And with a target launch date of December 7, fans can already reserve their copy of the game.
Listed on the Dying Light 2 website are all the different editions of the game, both digital and retail. The various versions come with your usual assortment of digital items and cosmetics. The Deluxe, Ultimate and Collector’s Editions throw in DLC. Techland hasn’t talked much about post-launch plans for Dying Light 2, but this at least confirms there will be two story DLCs released.
As for the various editions, let’s take a look.
The Standard Edition of Dying Light 2 Stay Human is available in both physical and digital form. It includes the base game and the “Unique Reload Skin Pack” pre-order bonus. The Standard Edition is priced at $59.99 regardless of what platform you get it on, which is nice since some publishers have upped the price of their next-gen games.
Next up is the mid-tier Deluxe Edition, which is also available for physical and digital. The Deluxe Edition includes a digital soundtrack and digital artbook, wallpapers and digital comic, exclusive weapons charms, “Legendary” skin pack, and the “Story DLC 1.” Retail copies will come in a special steelbook as well. The Deluxe Edition is priced at $79.99.
Then there is the Ultimate Edition (for digital) and Collector’s Edition (for physical). In both Editions, you’ll be getting the pre-order bonus and deluxe digital items. You’ll also be getting both confirmed Story DLCs as well as the Ultimate Digital Items (2H Night XP Boost, Crafting Items). The Ultimate Edition will cost $99.99.
The physical Collector’s Edition, available at retail, adds even more though. You’ll get additional collector’s items such as a physical map of the city, a UV flashlight, stickers, postcards, an artbook hard copy and a special collector’s edition box. It also includes the “Defender of the City” statuette, which looks pretty darn awesome. The Collector’s Edition will be available at retailers “soon” but because it’s not available yet, there’s no price associated. I imagine it will cost more than the Ultimate Edition though simply because it contains physical items.
The original Dying Light was a surprise favorite of mine and I’m eagerly looking forward to its sequel. I’d call it one of 2021’s potential sleeper hits, but I think after the success of the original game, lots of people are excited for this one. Hopefully, all of these delays will result in a polished gameplay experience that lives up to expectations.