The samurai adventure will launch June 26, Sony has confirmed while also revealing the contents of the various special editions that can be purchased.
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If you’re dead set on avoiding the standard edition, then the cheapest special version is the $70 Digital Deluxe Edition which includes a digital mini art book, a bunch of skins a PS4 theme and a director’s commentary where a Japanese historian is quizzed on the historical accuracy of the game. This is an unusual step given most games’ historical accuracy is, to put it charitably, patchy, but clearly the developers are confident enough in its source material to put it to the test.
This version is also available in physical form, but lovers of tat will probably want to upgrade to the $170 Collectors Edition which comes with replicas of the items you’ll see in the game including a polyresin mask, a sashimono and a furoshiki. The game comes in a steelbook case with a 48-page physical art book and a cloth-printed map of the game world, along with all the digital goodies outlined above.
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Undoubtedly the PS4 is getting a memorable last year. Alongside this, Nioh 2 is coming on March 13, the Final Fantasy 7 remake on April 10 and The Last of Us Part II on May 29. As a certified Spelunky Hell Run completionist, I’m also personally ludicrously excited about Spelunky 2 which was due last year but pushed back into 2020.
Alongside these, there are also some confirmed multi-platform releases to get excited about including Cyberpunk 2077, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2, Doom Eternal, Watch Dogs Legion and the remake of Resident Evil 3. Plenty to chew on until the PS5 arrives then.