Skull and Bones has been a highly anticipated Ubisoft video game for quite some time now and we finally got news on when the game is scheduled to be released. Gamers will be able to get their hands on Skull and Bones on November 8 and it will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Google Stadia, and PC. If you are someone who has waited years for this game to come out, this news has to be somewhat exciting. After being announced all the way back in 2017, Skull and Bones has continually gotten delayed until this year.
Skull and Bones is set in the “Golden Age of Piracy” as you set out to captain your own ship as you sail the waters of the Indian Ocean. As you progress throughout the game, your ranks as a pirate will grow and you will become more reputable to the pirate community. The goal is simple, become the best pirate across the seas. In order to do this, you will need to take on contracts and build up crew that will have your back as you sail the open waters.
Based off of the footage that we have seen this past week from Ubisoft, Skull and Bones is going to give gamers a lot of customization options and have a very large free roam option. If this type of game sounds and looks appealing to you, the next decision you are going to have to make is what edition of the game best suits your needs.
Just like every video game, there has to be a Standard Edition of the game. This is just the base game that you can purchase for $69.99 on next gen consoles and $59.99 on the PC. You get everything that normally would be included with Skull and Bones. However, if you want to get a little extra bang for your buck, you can pre-order the video game you will be granted a bonus for doing so.
For pre-ordering Skull and Bones, you will be given the High Sea Pack, which includes the Notoriety Garb and Coronation Firework. This is just a little addition for Ubisoft to say thanks for the pre-order and help you get started with a little added content bonus. If you plan on purchasing Skull and Bones regardless, you should consider pre-ordering, so you do not lose out on the pre-order bonus.
The other option you have is to purchase the Premium Edition of Skull and Bones. The Premium Edition is of course going to cost you a little extra money to purchase it, but it includes more items that you are getting with it also. If you are looking to purchase the Premium Edition for PC, it is going to run you $89.99. If you are looking to purchase the Premium Edition for the Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5, it is going to cost you $99.99. A $30 increase for the Premium Edition of each version. GameStop is selling Skull and Bones Premium Edition in the physical copy for $109.99 as well.
Included in the Premium Edition of Skull and Bones is obviously the base game, the Ballad of Bloody Bones collection (Includes Bloody Bones Captain Outfit and 8 other Ashen Corsair Ship Ornaments), Two Extra Missions, the Digital Artbook and Soundtrack, and One Smuggler Pass Token.
Since this is a completely new franchise Ubisoft is throwing out to the gaming community, you might be a little hesitant to spend an extra $30 for a game you don’t know how it is going to play out. On the other hand, you may be in the group of people who have been waiting since 2017 to play Skull and Bones and figure that now that the game is slated to come out five years later, the extra $30 is worth it for you.
The choice is completely up to you, and you still have nearly 4 months to make your decision. These are the only two editions available to purchase. Until then, be on the lookout for much more to come on Ubisoft’s upcoming newly anticipated franchise, Skull and Bones.