With Cyberpunk 2077 being perhaps one of the most-hyped video games of all-time, a Collector’s Edition seems appropriate to commemorate its recent release.
While trying to get a copy of Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition is harder than avoiding news about the US election, it appears that CD Projekt Red has gone all out with it and all the goodies inside of it. As of this time of publication, no Australian retailers stock the $429.95 product.
Despite the double whammy of no availability and its high cost, the Collector’s Edition truly lives up to its name with a plethora of exclusive items alongside the actual game itself of course. So without further ado, here’s everything inside the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition.
Just like in-game, the loot is inside a case. With dimensions of 54cm x 41.5cm x 33cm and weighing in at 7kg, the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition box is one chonky boi indeed. Considering what’s inside of it, it’s no surprise that the box is of this size to be able to contain everything.
The packaging has two separate sleeves, one designating the platform that the game will be played on and the other a layer resembling the actual box itself.
Inside the box are two different packages; one is made of styrofoam containing the Collector’s Edition statue and the other is a shoebox-sized parcel containing the rest of the goods, complete with the signatures of CD Projekt Red themselves (just ignore the whole crunch controversy).
Figurine of speech (of violence)
The centrepiece of the Collector’s Edition is the 25cm statue of the game’s protagonist — V — in action. The figurine depicts the male version of the character jumping from his motorcycle as it crashes into what appears to be a corpo, one of the game’s many hostile entities.
Interestingly, V is shown dual-wielding pistols in this piece of action, despite not being able to do so in-game. While it almost seems blasphemous to not have dual-wielding in a cyberpunk work, CD Projekt Red confirmed months before the game’s release that it would not be available.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 2, 2019
Lore and literature
As would be expected for a game with a great deal of lore and atmosphere, the Collector’s Edition comes with a lot of reading material. A hardcover artbook makes for a perfect coffee table book and conversation starter.
A world compendium details the game’s setting of Night City and its lore while an annotated copy of A Visitor’s Guide to Night City comes in an NCPD evidence bag for that extra little bit of immersion. A map and postcards of Night City and its various districts are also included, though friends and family may be a bit confused if you send them out for Christmas.
Though it may not have any actual literature in it, the Danish-printed steelbook offers a unique way to put your discs away if the standard PlayStation/Xbox/PC box doesn’t cut it for you. The standard casing does have a reversible cover with male V on one side and female V on the other.
At this very moment our SteelBooks® for Collector’s Edition are being printed in Denmark by @OnlySteelBook! The metal plates are carefully checked to ensure the best quality and colors 💪#Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/qnYwj7Bvul
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 3, 2019
Decorations and personalisations
Included in the Collector’s Edition are various bits and pieces that you can use to decorate and accessorise. A metal keychain depicting the Quadra Turbo R sports car seen frequently in Cyberpunk 2077 marketing and promotion should look great on your set of keys to whatever beater you drive in real-life.
With jackets being an important in-game item in customising your V, patches and metal pins can be found in the Collector’s Edition to attach to your favourite jacket. Now you can feel just like V, albeit 57 years away from 2077. And if there aren’t enough stickers on your laptop/car/skate deck already, the Collector’s Edition comes with a sticker bomb set.
While least in terms of tangibility, the digital content of the Collector’s Edition is certainly not the least in terms of significance. The game’s original score complete with licensed soundtrack, the digital comic Cyberpunk 2077: Your Voice!, and an art booklet come with all editions of the game.
Since Cyberpunk 2077 is based off the tabletop role-playing game by Mike Pondsmith, CD Projekt Red saw it appropriate to recognise the game’s roots and has also included a digital copy of the Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook.
While getting the Collector’s Edition is very difficult now, there may be hope in a post-COVID-19 world when the shipping of international goods is improved. Even if you can’t get your hands on a special copy, Cyberpunk 2077 has just released and looks to be an amazing experience regardless of edition and despite the various bugs.
Did you know that… each copy of #Cyberpunk2077 comes with digital content?
The goodies include:
🎶 original score
🖼 art booklet
📕 Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook
and a brand new addition:
💬 digital comic – Cyberpunk 2077: Your Voice! pic.twitter.com/CB9zuK9KoG
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 30, 2020