Fans are hoping this leaked image of Dying Light 2's Collector's Edition is real

A shadowy figure lurks against the sunset
(Image credit: Techland)

An image of an unannounced Dying Light 2 (opens in new tab) Collector's Edition has reportedly leaked online.

The image - which first popped up on Czech retailer Xzone.cz before it was deleted and then shared on Resetera (opens in new tab) - shows a collector's box, UV stickers, UV flashlight, "secret location's map", art book, steelbook, a limited figurine, and a copy of the game on PC, PS4, or Xbox One. There are no price details on the image, but a different, unsubstantiated claim on Reddit (opens in new tab) reckons it was priced at €210 (that's £186, or $255, give or take).

Developer Techland has already been teasing that 2021 will be a big year – it tweeted over New Year that fans should "keep your heads up for 2021" (opens in new tab) – so some are now hoping that this leaked image means Dying Light 2 will release sooner rather than later. 

A since-deleted image of an allegedly leaked Collector's Edition

(Image credit: Resetera)

It's been a long old road for Dying Light 2. The sequel was originally revealed at E3 2018, promising 100 hours of content and a 15-20 hour campaign. But this time last year it was delayed indefinitely (opens in new tab), with Techland scrapping its Spring 2020 window. It was the second delay for the game that was originally planned for a 2019 release.

In a statement shared at the time, CEO Paweł Marchewka said: "Unfortunately, we need more development time to fulfil our vision. We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more information.

"We apologize for this unwelcome news. Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans."

As I detailed this time last year (opens in new tab), it would be easy to dismiss Dying Light 2 as just another post-apocalyptic zombie game. But whilst Techland's hotly-anticipated sequel embodies many of the tropes we've come to understand so well, this universe is so, so much more intricate than that. And that's why we think Dying Light 2 just might end up being one of the industry's most thoughtful and compelling RPG experiences to date, particularly as Techland insists you can't possibly see it all in one playthrough (opens in new tab)

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Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.