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5 Reasons to Pre-Order Elden Ring & 4 Reasons to Wait

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The Elden Ring release date is getting closer which means Xbox, PlayStation, and Windows PC owners might want to pre-order the game. There are some great reasons to buy Elden Ring right now but, there are also some great reasons to put your wallet away and wait.

Elden Ring is headed to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The game’s release date is currently set for February 25th. It was originally slated for January.

The game supports Smart Delivery on Microsoft’s Xbox consoles as well as a free upgrade to the PS5 version for players who purchase the PS4 version of the game.

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There are several Elden Ring editions to choose from. There’s a standard edition, a Digital Deluxe edition, a Collector’s Edition, and a Premium Collector’s Edition. Each has a different set of bonuses and each version has a different price point.

Now that we’ve got hands-on impressions, trailers, screenshots, and an assortment of information about the game’s mechanics, you might be thinking about buying a copy of the highly-anticipated game.

If you’re struggling with the decision, you’re in the right place. In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to pre-order Elden Ring right now as well as the best reasons to hang back and wait a few more weeks. Some of you might even want to skip a pre-order and wait until after the game comes out to buy your copy.

Pre-Order Elden Ring If You Love Soulsborne Games

Pre-Order Elden Ring If You Love Soulsborne Games

If you absolutely love Soulsborne games, pre-ordering Elden Ring is probably a no-brainer. 

If you had a great time with Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, and/or Sekiro, this game will be right up your alley. 

From the trailer and information that we currently have, it looks like Elden Ring pulls in elements from all of FromSoftware's previous titles. 

The game features "a vast and seamless landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression" which you'll be able to traverse on foot or horseback. You can do it alone or with friends. 

The developer says Elden Ring's world is filled with "grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title." 

Like previous games, there will be action-RPG elements as well. FromSoftware says "role-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle." 

And then there's the lore. Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, have teamed up to create the game's characters and stories. 

Elden Ring is the next evolution of Souls games so if that's something you're interested in, you might want to put in a pre-order and start counting down the days until February. 

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