Sins of a Solar Empire comes in two forms:
Standard Edition ($39.95) which is what is available at retail.
Collector's Edition ($49.95) which is available direct as well as certain retailers (I think Fry's is one).
So what's the difference?
The Collector's Edition box includes the following bonus items:
- a foldout tech-tree poster
- artwork posters
- a hotkey card
- a music CD
For users who are doing download only, the Collector's Edition is only $44.95 but they will still be able to get the music CD (we'll be providing it as a digital download shortly after release) and PDF versions of the other materials (which we will also be providing after release). Since there's less physical materials, it's $5 less than the actual boxed version.
If you decide later you want the boxed unit, you can order that for $5 plus the cost of shipping and handling.
Also Collector's Edition users will receive the Sins of a Solar Empire MyColors theme:
Users who didn't buy the Collector's Edition will be able to seperately purchase the digital content starting in late February.
If you buy the game directly from us, you are getting the Collector's Edition (pre-order, beta tester, etc.). It is the only version of the game we sell digitally or box.
If you have any questions, ask them here.