Windbound is a game about survival and discovery. You play as Kara, who arrives at these ancient islands following a monstrous storm, exploring the islands to learn their history while also working toward returning to her tribe. The journey promises to be a treacherous one, with plenty of survival and tests. Before the game arrives and you unravel its mystery, you can pre-order Windbound to receive various bonuses and even alter Kara’s standard attire. All of the bonuses are cosmetic, so they won’t make it easier to play.
Windbound will release to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and the PC on Steam and the Epic Games Store. At the time of this writing, pre-order links for the PlayStation 4 and Google Stadia version are not available. We’ll be updating this guide with those when details emerge.
Pre-order bonuses and versions
There won’t be multiple versions of Windbound when it releases. You only have to worry about the standard $29.99 version, so it’s pretty simple. Whoever pre-orders the games receive these items.
- Kara’s Ancestral Attire – This treasured garment – fit for either a warrior or a priest – has been handed down from generation to generation, and now the time has come for Kara to honor her past.
- Kara’s Ancestral Knife – How or where the ancestors acquired these Sea Shards remains a mystery, but few would deny their efficacy. Luminous, durable and impossibly sharp, this blade cuts as well today as it did a hundred years ago.
- Kara’s Ancestral Oar – The Oceanic Gyre was revered in times past, though its true significance is enigmatic to Kara’s people today. Nevertheless, this salt-treated wooded oar remains sturdy and functional, despite its age.
Nintendo Switch players can purchase the game up to two weeks after its initial release and still receive them.
Windbound arrives to our shores on August 28 across all platforms of the available platforms. Make sure you’re ready to brave the journey on day one.