With the Death Stranding release date of November 8, Sony has lifted the lid on retailer-exclusive versions of the game. One of these is the Death Stranding Standard Edition Higgs Variant. It’s so called thanks to the gold skull and hood that adorns its cover, which is better looking than the usual box art the game has.

Previous Hideo Kojima games such as Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes have had reversible box art and while this doesn’t seem to be the case with Death Stranding, the Higgs Variant appears to be created to appeal to the aesthetic-sensitive audience looking to pick up the game.

Considering Sony is yet to confirm if standard editions have a reversible cover, this could be the one to buy if you’re not looking to splurge on the Death Stranding Special Edition or Collector’s Edition versions.

Death Stranding Standard Edition Higgs Variant

  • Game with exclusive sleeve with metallic and embossed detailing featuring Higgs, the man in the golden mask
  • Chibi Ludens avatar (pre-order bonus)
  • PS4 dynamic theme (pre-order bonus)
  • Golden sunglasses, armoured plating, speed skeleton, and hat (pre-order bonus)

Death Stranding Standard Edition Higgs Variant India release date

At the moment, the Death Stranding Standard Edition Higgs Variant will be available to specific European retailers like Game Spain and Amazon UK. As India falls under Sony Europe’s jurisdiction, there’s a possibility that select retailers here may get this version.

The Mako Reactor has got in touch with Sony India for comment and will update this story if we hear from the company.