THQ is making an adjustment to the Generation Zero Collector's Edition physical release. Due to production complications and delays in making the Dalecarlian horse special item that was originally intended for the physical Collector's Edition, THQ is omitting this item from the initial release. The Collector's Edition will still include all of the other bonus items, including the premium Steelbook case, t-shirt, cloth map, concept art postcards, premium box and of course the game itself. THQ will work on making the Dalecarlian horse a separate retail collector's item later, and they are adjusting the price of the Generation Zero Collector's Edition down to EUR/USD 69.99 to reflect the omission of the horse item.
To be honest I think this was the best course of action. THQ had a production delay in this case and unfortunately that just happens sometimes, and they did right by their customers by coming clean about this issue and lowering the price to compensate. This way they avoid the dishonesty and customer backlash that plagued certain other publishers, such as Bethesda and the Fallout 76 carry bag debacle. Generation Zero, the robot-killing co-op shooter set in an alternate-1980s Sweden, is still on track for a March 26th release on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
THQ Nordic will delist its physical Collector’s Edition for Generation Zero
Supply difficulties with the Dala horse lead to the Edition being pulled out of the current offering; delisting of the old Collector’s Edition is happening; new Collector’s Edition without the horse and at lower price point is currently being listed
Vienna, AUSTRIA, March 6th 2019 –The Dalecarlian horse (aka the Dala horse) will not be part of the Generation Zero Collector’s Edition. Due to the late arrival of the Dala horses and making an in-time assembling of the Edition impossible, THQ Nordic will take action and will pull the horse from the Collector’s Editions and from all retail customers.
“We are currently working on a solution to offer the Generation Zero Dala horse as a completely separate item via retail outlets later this spring. Stay tuned for further info!”, comments Jan Binsmaier, Publishing Director at THQ Nordic GmbH.
The new Collector’s Edition will come without the Dala horse, and at a new SRP of EUR/USD 69.99 (old SRP was EUR/USD 79.99) and the following content:
A premium Steelbook™ game case
A cloth map of the game world
4 Concept Art postcards
About Generation Zero
Experience an explosive game of cat and mouse set in a vast open world. In this reimagining of 1980s Sweden, hostile machines have invaded the serene countryside, and you need to fight back while unravelling the mystery of what is really going on. By utilizing battle tested guerrilla tactics, you’ll be able to lure, cripple, or destroy enemies in intense, creative sandbox skirmishes.
Go it alone, or team-up with up to three of your friends in seamless co-op multiplayer. Collaborate and combine your unique skills to take down enemies, support downed friends by reviving them, and share the loot after an enemy is defeated.
All enemies are persistently simulated in the world and roam the landscape with intent and purpose. When you manage to destroy a specific enemy component, be it armour, weapons or sensory equipment, the damage is permanent. Enemies will bear those scars until you face them again, whether that is minutes, hours or weeks later.
Explore a vast open world, rendered with the award-winning Apex engine, featuring a full day/night cycle with unpredictable weather, complex AI behaviour, simulated ballistics, highly realistic acoustics and a dynamic 1980’s soundtrack. In Generation Zero, living is winning.