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What comes with the standard and deluxe editions?

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Star-Lord from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Image: Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy pre-orders are live ahead of the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X game’s release on Oct. 26, 2021. This intergalactic action game has you controlling Star-Lord and his cohorts as they fight against other space misfits.

In this Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy buying guide, we’ll explain what comes in each edition, including the standard and special editions, and we’ll detail the pre-order outfits, bonuses, and which retailers have their own special editions.


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Guardians of the Galaxy pre-order bonus outfits

If you pre-order Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, you’ll get downloads for throwback outfits for each of the game’s heroes.

The Throwback Guardians Outfit Pack pre-order bonus for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
The Throwback Guardians Outfit Pack pre-order bonus
Image: Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix

These outfits are representations of each character's looks from previous incarnations. Players who pre-order Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be able to download the following outfits:

  • Star-Lord’s Team-Lord outfit
  • Gamora’s Black Vortex outfit
  • Drax’s Thanos Imperative outfit
  • Rocket’s The Stinger outfit
  • Groot’s Impaler outfit

Guardians of the Galaxy Standard Edition pre-order

The Standard Edition of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy does not come with any special bonuses. It retails for $59.99.

However, the PS4 version of the game includes an upgrade to the PS5 version at no additional cost. The Xbox version is compatible with the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Nintendo Switch runs in the cloud and will stream directly to the console.

Pre-order the Standard Edition of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy digitally:
Pre-order a physical copy of the Standard Edition of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy:

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic and Digital Deluxe Edition pre-order

There are different names for the physical and digital versions of the “deluxe edition” of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • The downloadable version is called Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Digital Deluxe Edition and retails for $69.99.
  • The physical version is called Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Deluxe Edition and retails for $79.99.

Both versions have many of the same downloadable bonuses, but the Cosmic Deluxe Edition has physical versions of some of the same items the Digital Deluxe Edition comes with.

The Digital Deluxe Edition of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comes with:

  • A digital copy of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • An early unlock for the Sun-Lord outfit for Star-Lord
  • An early unlock for the City-Lord Outfit for Star-Lord
  • A digital download of the game’s soundtrack
  • A digital download of the game’s artbook
Pre-order Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Digital Deluxe version:

If you want a physical copy of the deluxe bonuses, you can instead purchase Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Deluxe Edition. It’s similar to the digital version, with a few physical items instead of downloads.

The Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe Edition
The physical Deluxe Edition comes with a steel case and art book
Image: Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix

The physical Cosmic Deluxe Edition comes with:

  • A physical copy of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  • A steel case for the game
  • An early unlock for the Sun-Lord outfit for Star-Lord
  • An early unlock for the City-Lord Outfit for Star-Lord
  • A digital download of the game’s soundtrack
  • A hard copy of the game’s art book

Pre-order Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Digital Deluxe version:


Guardians of the Galaxy GameStop and Walmart editions pre-order

GameStop and Walmart both have exclusive pre-order bonuses with their physical editions of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Each edition retails for $79.99.

GameStop pre-order

GameStop’s version of the game comes with a unique business card. It card comes in a steel box and ties into a future giveaway. This bonus comes with both the Standard and Cosmic Deluxe Editions of the game.

A special card for the GameStop edition of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
This card also ties into a giveaway
Image: GameStop

Pre-order Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy at GameStop

Walmart pre-order

The Walmart version of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comes with an exclusive steelbook case. This specially designed case features artwork from comic book veterans Marco Checchetto and Matt Wilson.

The Walmart edition of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
The Walmart steelbook has exclusive art
Image: Walmart

Pre-order Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy at Walmart