State of Decay 2 Collector's Edition Revealed, Game Not Included

Microsoft has unveiled the contents of the State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition, and it’s a bit strange. The newly-announced edition comes with several physical items, including a zombie mask, a patch, a finger-shaped USB stick, and more. And it doesn’t come with the actual game.

State of Decay 2 Collector's Edition Revealed, Game Not Included
State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Revealed, Game Not Included

State of Decay 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Microsoft’s zombie survival game, developed by Undead Labs. The game is coming out on May 22, 2018, for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. So far, two versions of the game were announced: the Standard Edition and the Ultimate Edition. The Ultimate Edition comes with a bunch of perks, including early access, the first State of Decay, and two packs. And now, they’ve announced the State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition. It comes with a bunch of cool physical items… and no actual game.

Yes, you read that right. The Collector’s Edition of State of Decay 2 does not include State of Decay 2. It costs $69.99, but no actual game is in the bundle. It sounds ridiculous, but it isn’t completely crazy; at least, not if you own an Xbox Game Pass. If you do, then you’ll be able to play State of Decay 2 for free. So, then you’ll just pay the 70 bucks. And the game itself is pretty budget, costing $29.99 for the base version and $49.99 for the Ultimate Edition. But even so, you’ll still have to buy the game separately from the Collector’s Edition, which does slightly boggle the mind.

All that being said, what exactly does the Collector’s Edition come with. Here’s what you get in the package: a latex zombie mask, a collectible steelbook case, a stand for the steelbook in the shape of a human brain, a 4 GB USB stick in the shape of a human thumb, and an iron-on patch. Not a bad haul, true, but the whole situation is still a bit weird.

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