Why Elden Ring’s Premium Collector’s Edition price is insane

By Kenneth Williams

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Feb 16, 2022

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Elden Ring fans have a ton of choices to make, and the first one is which edition they want to splurge for.  

The long-awaited release of Elden Ring is just around the corner. As with any AAA video game release, there are multiple editions of Elden Ring each with its own price point. The most expensive of all is the Premium Collector’s Edition, which clocks in at an astonishing $259. In addition to special editions, Elden Ring also comes with a few preorder bonuses on select platforms.

The cheapest edition of Elden Ring is, as expected, the base version. The normal version of the game with no extras added costs $59.99 across all platforms. This version comes with no bonuses, but preordering the game does offer early access to a special “The Ring” emote as well as an Adventure Guide. The guide seems to be the equivalent of a game manual with tips and info about the game. The Ring emote will be available in-game, but preordering lets you use it right at the start.

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Next up on the ladder of Elden Ring editions is the Digital Deluxe Edition, which costs $79.99. This version of the game comes with a digital soundtrack and a digital art book of full of concept art. Make sure not to look at the book until you finish the game, as it probably contains spoilers. If you want to drop even more money on From Software’s newest title, there are still two more expensive editions of Elden Ring.

Elden Ring Premium Collector’s Edition is crazy with a price tag to match

The Premium Collector’s Edition of Elden Ring is the ultimate way to embrace the new game. The whopping $259.99 bundle comes with the game, a steel case, a 40-page physical art book, and a 9-inch statue of Malenia. The cherry on top is a full-size replica of her iconic valkyrie hat, complete with wings. The Premium Collector’s Edition is currently available through a waitlist on Namco Bandai’s website.

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If all of that sounds a little excessive, the $189.99 non-premium Collector’s Edition comes with everything listed above except for the valkyrie helmet. It does include the statue of Malenia, who was featured heavily in promotional material. She is a boss who wields a flaming sword and has some sort of artificial arm. Fans will have to wait until the game’s official release date to learn more about the mysterious figure’s origins and impact in Elden Ring.

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