Edition 52 - November 2013

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X Rebirth Collector's Editions - Full content revealed

Heads up, fans of the space saga X: Deep Silver and Egosoft are releasing a limited Collector's Edition of the latest installment X Rebirth. The extensive package includes the game itself along with exclusive contents: The blu-ray disc "X the Space Opera Per Musica ad Albion" contains unique pieces of music composed specially for the game. There is also a soundtrack CD featuring 26 tracks. A 56-card pack of playing cards with motifs from the X Universe, a 28-page art booklet and other exciting extras round off the package.

The exclusive contents of the limited Collector's Edition is as follows:
  • "X the Space Opera Per Musica ad Albion" + extensive "Making of" on blu-ray
  • Exclusive soundtrack audio CD
  • Pack of X playing cards (56-card Quartets pack)
  • Removable sleeve
  • X LED flashlight
  • Update of the official X Encyclopedia for filing plus digital version
  • 10 large-format postcards featuring artwork from the X Universe
  • Art booklet including unpublished concept art (28 pages)
  • "Albion Skunk" sticker
  • Double-sided poster (36x48 cm)
  • Full-color manual
The German Collector's Edition will also come with an extract of the newest novel based on the X-Universe - Plutarch Rising - by Helge T. Kautz.
The Collector's Edition of X Rebirth will be released along with the regular retail edition on November 15, 2013, and will be available in the following territories:
  • In the UK at a price of GBP 59.99
  • In Germany, Austria and Switzerland at a price of € 64.99
  • In France at a price of € 59.99
The X Rebirth Collector's Edition is now available for preoder from the Egosoft Shop.

Important note about availability of the English Collector's Edition

Our first batch of the English Collector's Edition for X Rebirth has sold out; however we were able to secure an exclusive second production batch. So you can once again order the English Collector's Edition in our online shop. Unfortunately the logistics of producing an extra batch mean that we may not be able to ship orders placed after November 6th until the end of the month! If you ordered on or before that date, don't worry, you will get a box from the first batch and we will dispatch your order as soon as we get the delivery.

Of course, you can still order the regular box edition or the German Collector's Edition; however the numbers are decreasing fast so you might want to hurry up and place your order if you haven't yet.

Steam X Rebirth Collector's Edition:

For all those who are more interested in a digital version, there is the Steam X Rebirth Collector's Edition. This comes with:
  • Soundtrack Volume 1 (MP3)
  • Exclusive: Soundtrack Volume 2 (MP3)
  • Optional download: X - The Space Opera - Per Musica ad Albion (Video)
  • Bonus download with artworks and X encyclopedia
The Steam X Rebirth Collector's Edition is available at a price of € 64,99 from the X Rebirth Steam website.

If you already activated the regular edition of X Rebirth on Steam you can pre-purchase the Collector's Edition Upgrade for €15.00 / £10.00 / $15.00, giving you access to all the extras of the digital Collector's Edition.

US Limited Edition:
For all our fans from North America, our North American Publisher TriSynergy has an own version ready for Pre-Order: The X Rebirth Limited Edition. This comes with the game on DVD, a printed manual, a printed Art Book with Concept Arts and a Bonus DVD containing:
  • The updated X-Encyclopedia as an ebook
  • The extensive "Making of" X Rebirth
  • The exclusive X Rebirth Soundtrack
The X Rebirth Limited Edition is available for Pre-Order at a price of $49.99 from the TriSynergy shop and will be shipped on the 15th November. - X2-Illuminatus

X Rebirth - Steam Pre-Load has started

Only one week until the release of X Rebirth is left. Time to start the Steam Pre-Load.

If you have X Rebirth activated on Steam, you can start the installation now already. As soon as X Rebirth is then released on November 15th, you will be able to play it right away. - X2-Illuminatus

X Rebirth - European online retailer list

For those, who don't want or cannot order from either our Egosoft Shop or our X Rebirth Steam website, we have compiled a list of different European online shops, where you will be able to get X Rebirth from as well:

Please note that this list is by no means complete, but should provide a first hint on where else you can buy X Rebirth. - X2-Illuminatus

X the Space Opera - Per Musica ad Albion

Reading through the content list of the X Rebirth Collector's Edition, there's one item, which has been provoking shrugged shoulders and blank looks: X the Space Opera - Per Musica ad Albion.

Its name suggests that it has something to do with music, but it is also stated that this is a Video. So what actually is it? X the Space Opera - Per Musica ad Albion is a unique journey through the X-Universe, which your invited to by two X-Veterans. Space Metal composed by Helge Kautz - especially known for his creative work within the X games and his German X-Novels - is complemented by amazing video footage from X Rebirth and previous X Games created by Richard Portley - the man behind several Egosoft trailer videos, including the life action trailer for X3: Albion Prelude. Together they are creating a visual and audible experience, which you surely haven't seen or heard before.

But see yourself what this unique experience is about, in the exclusive preview video:

X the Space Opera - Per Musica ad Albion is exclusivly available as part of the X Rebirth Collectors Editions. - X2-Illuminatus

X Rebirth on tumblr

Supporting our Screenshot of the Week feature on egosoft.com, from now on pictures of X Rebirth will regularly be posted on the new X Rebirth tumblr site. Among these you will find screenshots directly from the game, featured screenshots as well as Concept Arts you have never seen before.

Follow us on tumblr to be the first to see the newest X Rebirth's screenshots. - X2-Illuminatus

New X Rebirth feature video

Trade, Fight, Build, Think - these are the main themes of the X games. But of course, there is another integral part of every X game to date, including X Rebirth, and that is Exploration.

In the newest X Rebirth feature video, Bernd Lehahn, Managing Director of Egosoft, explains the usage of the Long Range Scanner. Being one of your most powerful tools to explore space in X Rebirth, this device lets you find valuable and not so valuable objects, even when they are far away from your ship. Making space exploration not even fun, but also proftable. - X2-Illuminatus

X-Universe Forum Quest

The search for the answer to Life, the X3TC Universe, and Everything is over

Over two years ago a small, but dedicated group of X3TC veterans decided that in preparation of X Rebirth it would be time to find out, who of our forum users knows the most about the X3: Terran Conflict universe. Hundreds of X-Universe addicts met the challenge in the form of text, image and video riddles. Now after 42 rounds this journey has come to an end. But to our all surprise, we did not only find one, but two users who mastered all of the 42 rounds with the same amount of points and who therefore share the first place.

The winners and their prices at a glance:
    1. forloren and white bestiya - Signed copy of X Rebirth, a Steam X-Superbox and a Winner's banner on their Egosoft Account posts
    3. Black Eagle - A Steam copy of both X Rebirth and the X-Superbox
    Lucky Loser: Lwerewolf - A Steam copy of X Rebirth
The XUFQ Team hopes that all who took part enjoyed this competition and found some fun and entertainment in taking part.
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