Watch Dogs 2 offers premium editions, bonus mission for pre-orders

Get twice as many twice as many Watch Dogs for pre-ordering special editions of Ubisoft's open-world sequel.

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That Ubisoft would release a sequel to Watch Dogs was less a rumor and more a sure thing. The question was when, not if. Official word that the game will release in November came this morning, as well as, inevitably, confirmation of a slew of special editions and a pre-order bonus.

Giving Ubisoft your money ahead of time buys you access to Zodiac Killer, a bonus mission centered on a character from the original game that was never brought to justice. Your reward for apprehending the target will be a special outfit, though Ubisoft hasn't given concrete details.

Additionally, three special editions of Watch Dogs 2 will appear alongside the run-of-the-mill standard package this fall. They come in three flavors: Deluxe, which packs in digital items; Gold, featuring a season pass and the items from the Deluxe package; and Collector's Edition, a bundle available through UPlay Shop that comes with a Wrench Junior Robot controlled via smartphone app, and the player's choice of the Standard, Deluxe, or Gold edition of the game.

The Collector's Edition ranges in price from $104.99 to $149.99 depending on which version of the game you choose. In other words, if you absolutely need that robot but aren't interested in Deluxe or Gold-exclusive content, you can opt for the Standard version of Watch Dogs 2 and tack on an extra $40 and change for the lil' buddy.

Watch Dogs 2 releases on November 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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