I was having trouble finding a pre-order site in Canada so I fired off an email to email@example.com, here is the result:
- "no boxed copy will be available in North America"
- "Regardless of where you buy a PC version (disc or digital download), it will run through Steam. This is true for the European release as well."
- "As far as ordering directly from Deep Silver, yes, you can do this but it will still go through the Steam activation process. You can get to the shop here: http://ww.risen2-shop.com/ (yes, it is only ww… instead of www…"
I ran into a redirection problem when I tried that URL (two different browsers failed with an error, wget failed with: "20 redirections exceeded.", looks like a server problem to me. I was then given a more direct URL…
Which gets me to the US order page where the Risen 2 download price is $49.99 with delivery on 27/04/2012 (I thought it was to be 25/05/2012, and have just asked for a confirmation), and a "PROMOTIONS" item (presumably the pre-game DLC) is available immediately for $0.00.