Elder Ring pre-order guide: Differences between editions and release times

Elden Ring is only a few days away and our journey to the Midlands is about to begin. With release days away, fans are already counting hours on what’s to come from Hidetaka Miyazaki, the mind behind complicated RPGs Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice. Now let’s see the different editions in which Elden Ring will arrive.

Comparison between Elden Ring editions

Before talking about the differences between each of the Elden Ring editions, it is worth mentioning something common to them. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions have an automatic update for PlayStation 5 and Xbox X Series X|S, respectively. Additionally, anyone who pre-orders the game before its February 25 release date will receive a digital adventure guide. Now let’s take a look at each of the editions.

Elder Ring Standard Edition

Priced at $59.99, this edition only contains the base game for consoles and PC. Beyond pre-launch pre-sale extras, there’s nothing else.

Elder Ring Deluxe Edition

If you’re wondering if Elden Ring Deluxe Edition is worth it, let us tell you what it has. Priced at $79.99, this edition, in addition to the base game, includes a soundtrack and a digital artbook. While that doesn’t add much and is a numerical issue, the $20 difference isn’t that big considering the artwork we may have.

Elder Ring Collector’s Edition

Elder Ring Pre-Order Guide: Edition Differences and Release Time

Now let’s move on to the major editions. This Collector’s Edition, in addition to including the base game, includes the digital soundtrack, a 40-page hardcover art book, an exclusive Steelbook, and a 9-inch Malenia – Blade of Miquella statue. All this for a price of $189.99.

Elder Ring Premium Collector’s Edition

Elder Ring Pre-Order Guide: Edition Differences and Release Time

And finally, let’s discover the great premium collector’s edition. On paper, this edition might not have much to do with what’s featured in the Collector’s Edition, but it does add a 1:1 scale replica of Malenia’s helmet. This edition is priced at $259.99 and is available exclusively from the official Bandai Namco store.

What is the launch time for Elden Ring?

Now that we know what each edition contains, the important question is when we can start playing. The official Elden Ring Twitter account shared an infographic with this information, revealing that PC and console players will have different release times. In the US, we can expect to start playing Elden Ring at the following times on February 25.

Console release time

  • February 24 at 9:00 p.m. PT
  • February 24 at 11:00 p.m. Central Time
  • February 25 at 12:00 p.m. EST

PC exit time

  • February 24 at 3:00 p.m. PT
  • February 24 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time
  • February 24 at 6:00 p.m. EST

When was Elden Ring first announced?

Although the development of Elden Ring started in 2017 after the release of the last Dark Souls III DLC, the game was unveiled until E3 2019, during the Xbox press conference. The title was originally announced for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, then announced its release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles during a new trailer in July 2021. At the time, the date The initial launch date indicated a January 21. , launching 2022, but this was changed to its final date of February 25, 2022.

The launch of the game is fast approaching. Tell us, what platform will you be playing Elden Ring on?

Sources | NAMCO BANDAI, Twitter