Elden Ring Shadow of The Erdtree Collector's Edition

Elden Ring’s R8,000 Collector’s Edition Ships Without The Art Book

Those of you who are picking up the Elden Ring Shadow of The Erdtree Collector’s Edition tomorrow are going to be a little disappointed. The physical art book included in the package won’t be in the box due to “production issues”.

A number of users who have received their boxes early claim that instead of including the physical book, the box now comes with a letter regarding the delay and a QR code where you can download a digital version of the book. There’s also a code which you’ll redeem to gain access to this digital edition art book.

Bandai Namco says that the art book, which is a 40-page collection of DLC art, will be delivered separately to all users who purchase the Elden Ring Shadow of The Erdtree Collector’s Edition. The book is expected to complete production and start shipping on 15 July. The publisher is asking owners to fill in a form and use the included code in the box to secure their art book. The form page and link aren’t live yet.

Dear Customer,  Due to production issues your physical artbook will be delivered separately from your Elden Ring: Shadows of the Erdtree Collector’s Edition. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Your artbook will be delivered separately to the same address provided for your Collector’s Edition order at no additional cost to you.  We anticipate that the artbooks will be available to ship starting JULY 15, 2024 In the meantime, we have added a digital version of the artbook to your digital Original Soundtrack package. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Until the online form goes live, there’s no real indication of how this process will work. I only hope that after spending R8000 on a Collector’s Edition, we actually get what we paid for and Bandai is able to ship these loose books around the world.

Delays happen, don’t get me wrong but the Elden Ring Shadow of The Erdtree Collector’s Edition is damn expensive. Bandai Namco also had the cheek to exclude the Elden Ring base game from the box. So essentially, you’re paying R8000 for a statue and a digital code for the DLC. No disc, no Steel Book, no base game – and right now, no art book.

Elden Ring Shadow of The Erdtree Collector’s Edition launches tomorrow, 21 June for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Catch up on some of our latest Elden Ring coverage and guides ahead of the DLC below:

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