A few weeks back, Sony had confirmed that there was "no collector's edition slated for Killzone 2," claiming that since Guerrilla had put all its effort into the software side of things, such extra trinkets weren't necessary. Apparently, such trinkets actually were necessary, at least in Europe.
Yes, a collector's edition of Killzone 2 does exist, despite claims to the contrary. Europeans can pre-order "limited edition collector's box," which consists of a metal tin and ... not a lot else. Previously, the only place this version of the game existed was in a few European countries like Spain, but shopto.net has secured what looks like exclusive rights to sell this version in the UK.
The great news is that it actually isn't very expensive, available in the UK for a mere £32.99. Even more pleasantly, Brits can pick up the regular version of the game for a now-reduced £29.99. Not bad, considering publishers usually charge up to fifty quid for new releases. Shopto has also taken the liberty of switching over pre-existing preorders to the metal box edition.
We'll have our Killzone 2 video review up and running as soon as is humanly possible. Stay tuned.