On October 26, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal will bring a team of fans of the popular space superhero to PC and consoles with the Guardians of the Galaxy. If you plan to pick up a single player action game from a third-person perspective, you can choose from several different editions. This guide details the various editions as well as the pre-order bonuses for the game.
Standard edition and pre-order bonuses
There are a total of three different editions for the Guardians of the Galaxy, each with the same pre-order bonuses. The least surprising is the standard edition of the game. Like any other standard edition, this game comes easily. No bells and whistles added.
It should be noted that if you pre-order the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 game version, you can upgrade to the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 version for free.
However, even if you pre-order the standard edition Guardians of the Galaxy, you will receive an early unlock of the Throwback Guardians Outfit Pack. This is not an exclusive retailer, so it should be available no matter where you choose to pre-order the game.
GameStop has its own pre-order bonus. In addition to the Throwback Guardians Outfit Pack, you will receive a “Serialized Business Card”, which is stored in a small can. The card itself is tied to the lottery; details will be announced later and are only available for physical pre-orders.
Digital Deluxe Edition and Cosmic Deluxe Edition
The last two editions are practically the same. The only difference that really separates them is the format. Here is everything you will find in the Digital Deluxe and Cosmic Deluxe Editions of the Guardians of the Galaxy, as described in detail in Square Enix:
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
- SteelBook® case
- Sun-Lord Outfit for Star-Lord (Early Unlock)
- City-Lord Outfit for Star-Lord (Early Unlock)
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Hits – the original soundtrack to the video game
- Mini Artbook Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Game
There are a few things to keep in mind. Because the Digital Deluxe Edition is a digital download of Guardians of the Galaxy, all of the above content is a digital download. The SteelBook case is exclusive to Cosmic Deluxe Edition, which is the physical version. The last difference is the artbook, which is a real hardcover book if you buy the physical luxury edition. The soundtrack is a digital download for both editions.