Ubisoft has announced that Far Cry 2 will be released for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on 24th October.
In addition to the usual game-in-a-DVD-case shenanigans, the publisher has also teamed up with GAME to distribute a special Collector's Edition version.
This will include a t-shirt, an art book, a fold-out map (the press release says "Collector 50 square kilometre map", which may not be literal), and a making-of DVD. What's more, it comes in a wooden box. Wood is excellent.
Ubisoft Montreal's first-person shooter sequel has already won plaudits for keeping up the original game's fine graphical tradition - despite development switching to Montreal from original studio Crytek, who buzzed off to make Crysis for EA.
Far Cry 2 plunges players into a massive, 50-kilometre square chunk of Africa where it's important to make friends and influence/shoot people in order to survive.
In addition to the usual single-player campaign and multiplayer, Ubisoft Montreal has produced an impressive map editor (all formats), which allows you to craft huge levels to insane degrees of detail in just a second minutes.
Look out for a review closer to release.