Today, Natural Selection 2 went up on the Steam Store for pre-order. This day is one we have looked forward to for many years, and marks a major milestone in the development of this game. We are also happy to announce a release month: October. As we clear some final hurdles over the next few weeks, we will nail that down to a specific day.
Two versions of NS2 will ultimately be available on the Steam Store: Standard and Deluxe.
The Standard edition will cost $24.99 and gives you the full game.
The Deluxe edition costs $39.99 and gives you the full game plus a whole bag of goodies:
- NS2 Official Soundtrack (almost 1 hour of music)
- Digital Art Book (40 pages)
- Exclusive wallpapers and avatars
- Exclusive new in-game marine armor
From now until release day in October, Deluxe Edition will be the only version available on Steam, and will be discounted to $24.99. There is also a 4-pack available for $74.97.
Now for the really cool part: We have some presents for everyone who pre-ordered the game before today's Steam release (anyone who has played in the NS2 beta). You all receive:
- A free upgrade to the Deluxe Edition detailed above
- A free copy of NS2 Standard Edition to give to a friend or stroke lovingly
- Continued private beta access right up to launch day in October
This means that today, we are giving away 45,000 copies of the NS2 Standard Edition for free. If you own the NS2 Special Edition (Black Armor) we will be adding an option to allow you to switch between Deluxe and Special Edition armor.