This Retailer Will Give You An Ice Cream Sandwich For Pre-Ordering Starfield

Couldn't hurt, right?

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  • Starfield is one of the hottest upcoming releases of 2023, being Bethesda’s next major project that could potentially surpass the scale of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game, being Xbox’s exclusive title, is scheduled to release on September 6, 2023. 
  • At the moment, you can pre-order Starfield from various retailers online, including Best Buy, which is apparently giving away an Astronaut Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich along with your purchase of the game for the Xbox Series X. Feel free to chomp away on the sandwich either on Earth or in space. 
  • The title is currently priced at $69.99 and will be hitting shelves in September exclusively for Xbox Series X|S and PC. Expect the RPG to land on Xbox Game Pass on the first day of its release. 

While one would expect something along the lines of a specialized keychain, a poster, or any other cosmos-relevant item that would fit relatively better with pre-ordering Starfield, Best Buy has decided to take the sweet approach to the process at hand. Lo and behold a HALO Ice Cream Sandwich that you can guzzle when your copy of Starfield arrives at your doorstep. 

Keep in mind that this isn’t 343 Industries’ Halo that we referenced above—it’s simply the name of the ice cream sandwich’s brand. The description of the product reads, “The original chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate wafers that you can eat on earth or in space!” Surely, an interesting choice of bonus for a title whose anticipation is currently echoing across the planet. 

Funnily enough, Wario64 has found out that although Best Buy says the value of the ice cream sandwich is $9.99, the product can be found cheaper elsewhere, say Amazon. That is where the item is listed for $5 at the moment, but given the spotlight that it has received in recent times, a price hike seems possible. Please note that the offer available at Best Buy is for US citizens. Denizens of regions where Best Buy does not ship will have to sit this one out. 

In other news, Starfield is measuring up to be one of the biggest releases of Xbox of all time, and not just 2023. Following its gameplay deep dive at the Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct Double Feature, we’ve got a close, hard look at how the action RPG is going to play out. It is, after all, Bethesda’s new IP that, according to them, has been 25 years in the making, so one isn’t in the wrong to expect a flagship experience. 

Preparing to take off from a planet in Starfield. 

The “25 years in the making” statement by the developers does not highlight that Starfield has been in the works for that much time. Instead, it’s a nod toward the studio’s expertise and what they’ve been doing for all those years. Starfield is the game that every Bethesda title has led up to and has been in conceptual form for more than two decades. It’s only in recent times that the developer found itself backed up with enough resources and time to finally manifest the grand idea.

For the uninitiated, a recently leaked Starfield image showcased an interesting weapon in space—the AK-47. Moreover, Todd Howard—the Bethesda front man—has confirmed that only 10% of planets in Starfield will have life, so players can effectively distinguish between the regions that comprise resources and the ones that contain meaningful NPC interactions. 

Starfield will hit shelves on 6 September 2023 for the Xbox Series X|S and PC and will be available on day one on Xbox Game Pass. The RPG won’t be making landfall for Xbox One. 

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