Piranha Bytes has announced the sequel to its ambitious but janky 2017 RPG ELEX will launch on PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 1st March 2022. To mark the occasion, the studio has shared a look at the Collector's Edition, which will set you back a cool £139.99/$149.99. At least this one actually includes a copy of the game, though, unlike some others.

The ELEX II Collector's Edition includes:

  • A physical copy of ELEX II
  • 9.2" Alb figurine
  • Original soundtrack
  • Official artbook
  • 2" Cleric Amulett keychain
  • Steelbook
  • Concept album by Björn Pankratz, titled Cassandra

The release date means ELEX II will release in close proximity to Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, Saints Row, and Gran Turismo 7. "Magalan is in dire need of a hero. The factions are inches away from starting an open war, the world is still haunted by monsters of all different kinds and a new threat is rising, in an attempt to change the face of the planet forever — survival of mankind not included."

When we published our ELEX PS4 review back in November 2017, we praised the game's commitment to a deep role-playing experience but warned that most players likely won't ever see it. "Piranha Byte's latest has ambition, but barely any of it is realised. As far as B-tier games go, this criticism is nothing new, but when so many amazing action RPGs are already available on PS4, you can't be blamed for ignoring this seriously shoddy release," we concluded with a 4/10 rating. Let's hope this sequel does much better.