Biomutant’s May release date is starting to approach, and publisher THQ Nordic has released a new trailer showcasing the game’s vibrant worlds and kung-fu-inspired action. The trailer was also accompanied by information about the game’s pre-order incentive: Those who pre-order the digital release or collector’s edition will receive access to the Mercenary class, which apparently features “a unique combination of benefits.” This class will eventually be available to all players as DLC, but those who want it for free will have to pre-order either version. Unfortunately, the standard physical release is not included in the promotion.
The latest trailer for the game can be found in the embedded Tweet below:
Biomutant is now available for digital pre-order!
Pre-order now & get the Mercenary class, a unique combination of perks. For digital and Collector’s Edition pre-orders only. pic.twitter.com/F6bZ9wpBZs
– Biomutant (@Biomutant) March 25, 2021
The game’s pre-order bonus was greeted with some hesitation by players looking forward to Biomutant. One commenter noted that the controversy surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 had made them hesitant to pre-order future games, which THQ Nordic responded was “understandable.” Other comments expressed disappointment that one of the game’s classes would essentially be locked behind a “paywall,” especially since the standard physical release is not included in the promotion. It’s unfortunate, but pre-order bonuses have become an industry standard, and it looks like developers and publishers will continue to rely on them as long as players are willing to contribute money before launch.
The digital version of Biomutant will retail for $ 59.99, while the collector’s edition will retail for $ 119.99. The Collector’s Edition comes with the game, as well as a number of extras, including a figure, A1 cloth artwork, and the soundtrack. There’s also a $ 399 Atomic edition that includes those items, but swaps the figure for a diorama. It also includes a T-shirt, a SteelBook, and an oversized mouse. It is not known if the Atomic version will also include the pre-order incentive, but hopefully it will, given the price of the package.
Biomutant will launch on May 25 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.