Bloodborne, the Dark Souls series, Sekiro, and Shadows Die Twice. These are all incredible works of art created by a Japanese videogame company called FromSoftware. Imagine making your game so hard that you get to create your own genre of video games. That is what happened with FromSoftware as they created the Souls-style games. Aside from the masterpieces mentioned above, FromSoftware has also created Elden Ring, which is their latest IP on the market, and it still has quite an impressive player base.
Elden Ring won numerous accolades for its brilliance in art direction, difficulty, gameplay, and a vast open world that is capable of creating a big-enough space for the complicated story of Elden Ring. But just like any other videogame, it is still a franchise that needs to sell as many products as it can in order to be profitable for the developers. That is why FromSoftware came up with the idea of publishing the game in several different versions, each of which contains its own unique items and collectibles aside from the original game itself.
But what are the differences between each of these versions? What is so special about the Elden Ring Collector’s Edition? Is it worth spending extra cash on? Follow us below as we provide details about Elden Ring Collector’s Edition and compare it with other available versions.
Standard Edition ($59.99)
In the era of 70-dollar videogames and expensive products, it is a nice change of pace to see a game being up for sale for 60 bucks instead. The Standard Edition is the most basic raw release of the game that includes no unique additions whatsoever. What is great about FromSoftware and its magnificent work of art is the fact that you can upgrade to the new generation of consoles for free without having to purchase the game separately for each generation of consoles you own.
Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
For 20 bucks extra, you can get your hands on the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game, which includes the digital version of Elden Ring as well as the Original Soundtrack and a Digital Artbook. If you enjoy looking at the glorious artwork of the developers and their artists, then the Digital Deluxe Edition is the right choice for you.
Collector’s Edition ($189.99)
Don’t be surprised by the sudden price surge in this version of the game, as it is called the Collector’s Edition, after all. Elden Ring Collector’s Edition is packaged as it is advertised, being the edition that true collectors purchase in order to have more relics from the game they love so much. Priced at around $190, the Collector’s Edition includes everything that comes with the previous packages while also including an exclusive 40-page Hardcover Artbook that shows the world of Elden Ring in all its glory. The visuals and the details about the Lands Between and the monsters inside the game are showcased in the art book. Aside from the breathtaking visuals, gamers also receive the Statue of Malenia – Blade of Miquella, which comes as a 23cm collectible figurine. If you are a collector of videogame relics but don’t want to spend too much on collectibles, then the Elden Ring Collector’s Edition is the version you should go for.
Premium Collector’s Edition ($259.99)
What happens when the Elden Ring Collector’s Edition takes everything up a notch? Well, that is how the Premium Collector’s Edition is created and advertised. Do not take the word “Premium” lightly, as it is what it is advertised as. Priced at a hefty fee of $260, the Premium edition features everything that is included in the Collector’s Edition as well as the original game itself. However, what makes this edition a true Premium product is the fact that it also contains a magnificent helmet replica of Malenia – Blade of Miquella. Add to that the fact that the helmet is a limited and numbered product, and you have got yourself a true collector’s edition. It will certainly give you the bragging rights to show off amongst your friends, and it could even earn you more once some time passes, and the game turns into an all-time classic.
Final Verdict: Which Version Should You Buy?
Now that we have gone through all the available versions of Elden Ring, the question arises which edition you should purchase? Well, aside from the matter of money, there are other things to take into account as well. If you simply want to have a good experience playing Elden Ring and be done with it forever after collecting good memories that would last forever, then the Standard Edition is the right choice for you. If you want a couple of souvenirs from the game without having to spend an exorbitant amount of money, you can opt to purchase the Deluxe Edition. But if you are a collector and don’t mind splashing the cash on collectibles, then you should choose between the Elden Ring Collector’s Edition and the Premium Edition.
But which one should you choose now that you consider yourself a true collector? Well, the rarity of the helmet that comes with the Premium Edition is certainly a tempting offer for many, but that does not mean that you should go out of your way to find and purchase one on the market. The Elden Ring Collector’s Edition is perfectly fine for a collector who wants a relic from an incredible videogame such as this masterpiece.