Embark on a journey shrouded in mystery and danger with Ubisoft’s highly anticipated pirate odyssey, Skull and Bones.

Over a decade in the making, this swashbuckling adventure invites players to hoist their colors and commandeer the high seas in pursuit of fortune and infamy.

Set against treacherous waters and cutthroat rivalries, Skull and Bones offers a sandbox of possibilities where players chart their course to power and glory.

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We’ll cover everything you need to know about Ubisoft’s pirate game, including its release date, trailer, pre-order bonuses, and how to pre-order your copy.

What is Skull and Bones?

Skull and Bones official key art from Ubisoft's website
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Skull and Bones is a new game by developer Ubisoft Singapore, drawing its inspiration from the open sea naval ship battles from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

The game started its development in 2013 as an expansion to Black Flag and eventually evolved into a potential MMO spinoff titled Black Flag Infinite.

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After a lengthy development process marked by various delays, Ubisoft revealed during The Game Awards 2023 that Skull and Bones would set sail on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S platforms in the first quarter of 2024.

Skull and Bones release date

The game official launch date is on February 16, 2024.

Skull and Bones pre order bonus

Skull and Bones pre order infographic from Ubisoft's website
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The Skull and Bones game offers two editions for players: Standard and Premium.

Regardless of the edition chosen, players who pre order will receive the exclusive Highness of the High Sea Pack. This pack features the Notoriety Garb and the Coronation Firework.

For those opting for the Standard Edition, pre-orders are available on Amazon.

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Skull and Bones PlayStation 5 Standard Edition
Skull and Bones Xbox Series X|S Standard Edition

The digital version of the Premium Edition is available on Ubisoft, PlayStation, and Xbox online platforms.

PlayStation 5US$69.99US$99.99
Xbox Series X|SUS$69.99US$99.99
Ubisoft Connect (Windows)US$69.99US$99.99

The Premium Edition of Skull and Bones invites players to embark on their pirate adventure with exclusive digital content.

Players unlock the Ballad of Bloody Bones collection by opting for the Premium Edition, featuring a Captain outfit and an array of 11 ship ornaments. This additional content adds depth and customization options to your seafaring journey.

Base gameYesYes
Pre order bonusYesYes
3 days early accessYes
Premium bonus packYes
2 extra missionsYes
Artbook and soundtrackYes
Smuggler pass tokenYes
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3 day early accessPlay up to 3 days early with Ubisoft+ or the Premium Edition.
Premium bonus packIncludes the Ballad of Bloody Bones collection with the Bloody Bones Captain outfit and Ashen Corsair Ship set with 11 different shop vanity items.
2 extra missionsThe Ashen Corsair: Follow the trail of a legendary cursed ship. Complete the mission and unlock the Ashen Followers crew outfit.

Bloody Bones Legacy: Uncover the truth behind a pirate legend. Complete the mission and unlock the Death’s Hand pet.
Artbook and soundtrackIncludes the Digital art book of 84 pages and the digital selected game soundtrack, including sea shanties.
Smugger pass tokenIncludes the Digital art book of 84 pages and the digitally selected game soundtrack, including sea shanties.

Skull and Bones trailer

Visit Ubisoft’s official website for more information about the game.

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