Elden Ring is set to release for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC this Friday, February 25, 2022 (see it at Amazon). If you haven't checked it out yet, our Elden Ring review is live and spoiler: it's incredible. Anyone who buys the PS4 or Xbox One version will get a free next-gen upgrade as well, which is always nice to see. Elden Ring is the next game from the makers of tough-but-satisfying action RPGs like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. You can check out our Elden Ring hands-on preview for full details about the gameplay.

The game comes in a standard edition as well as a cool-looking collector's edition, and it's available for preorder now. Read on to see what comes in each edition and where you can lock in your Elden Ring preorder.

Preorder Elden Ring

PS5

PS4 (includes free PS5 upgrade)

Xbox One / Series X

PC

Here's where you can preorder the standard edition of Elden Ring.

Preorder Elden Ring in the UK

Elden Ring Digital Deluxe Edition

The digital deluxe edition of Elden Ring comes with a digital artbook and digital soundtrack.

Elden Ring Collector's Edition – SOLD OUT

PS5

PS4

Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One

Preorder the collector's edition of Elden Ring, and you'll receive the game itself along with the following items:

  • Statue of Malenia – Blade of Miquella (9 inches)
  • Exclusive steelbook
  • 40-page hardcover artbook
  • Digital soundtrack

Elden Ring Preorder Bonus

Preorder Elden Ring, and you'll receive a digital adventure guide, as well as a "bonus gesture." Additionally, Best Buy offers the following preorder bonus.

  • Best Buy preorder bonus – Free steelbook case
  • GameStop preorder bonus – Free steed whistle replica

Elden Ring Has a Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Anyone who buys Elden Ring for PS4 will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free. The same goes for Xbox: buy it for Xbox One, and you'll get a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X or Series S version. That's something of a relief, as many games don't offer a free upgrade path, and many PS5/Series X|S games cost $69.99 instead of $59.99.

What is Elden Ring?

Elden Ring is an action-RPG that represents a confluence of fandoms. On one hand, you have From Software's Hidetaka Miyazaki, the creator of the exceptional, brooding games mentioned above. On the other, you have George R.R. Martin, the mind that brought you Game of Thrones, helping build out the story.

As for the game itself, it's an action RPG that doesn't look like it will stray far from the gameplay popularized in the Dark Souls franchise. You can expect super-precise combat controls and towering bosses to take down. These games are certainly challenging, but if you keep trying, you'll likely learn the enemies' moves and improve your skills enough to succeed.

As for the story? From Software's games have never been very forthcoming with their stories, even within the games themselves. Bandai Namco released an Elden Ring plot summary, but it doesn't help all that much, either. As far as I can tell, a bunch of demigods each have a piece of the powerful Elden Ring. Your job is to relieve them of these pieces in order to put the ring back together.

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Chris Reed is IGN's shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.





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