Starlink: Battle For Atlas – Australian Pricing and Release Details

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Starlink: Battle For Atlas

Last updated: 18/10/18

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is Ubisoft’s upcoming space exploration Toys to Life game that was first revealed at E3 2017 and detailed further at this year’s conference. If you’re playing on Nintendo Switch then there’s some exclusive Star Fox content you’ll be able to play with, including an Arwing spaceship and some Star Fox-themed missions. The game has been confirmed to release on October 16th in Australia for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Retailer listings appear to be complete now so we know everything that’s releasing on the day and how much it costs. We’ve also got details on how much the digital editions will cost and what is included in there. It’s possible to go all digital and not buy a single toy, which will save you a bit of money, but the physical toys add a bit more interactivity through being able to see your in-game ship update in real time as you make customisations to your toy. Physical toys also unlock a digital version of that toy, but you’ll need to rescan the toy every week to keep it unlocked.

So what are all the Starlink goodies you’ll be able to buy on the day?

Starter Packs

These are the packs you’ll need to buy in order to play the game. It comes with a copy of Starlink itself, a controller mount used to scan the toys into the game, a character and a ship for them to pilot, and weapons you can attach to your ship. Specifically, it comes with these items:

  • 1 Starlink Video Game
  • 1 Zenith Starship
  • 1 Mason Rana Pilot
  • 1 Shredder Weapon
  • 1 Flamethrower Weapon
  • 1 Frost Barrage Weapon
  • 1 Controller Mount
  • 1 Poster

In the Nintendo Switch Starter Pack, you’ll also get physical toys of the Fox McCloud pilot and the Arwing starship, but the Zenith Starship will be a digital version instead of the physical toy.

Pre-ordering the Starter Pack will also get you the Startail Pilot Pack. Startail has an Energy Mortar ability that unleashes explosive shots, and is described as follows:

“Startail is a mischievous, volatile outlaw mercenary. She is a maniac who loves to sow chaos wherever she goes. She’s loud, abrasive, and not exactly trustworthy – but her skill as a demolitionist is second to none”

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Startail Pilot Pack Pre-order Bonus

The Starter Pack is currently advertised for sale at the following retailers:

Switch

Big W – $89

MightyApe – $99

Amazon – $99

The Gamesmen – $99.95

Beat The Bomb – $112.95

JB Hi-Fi – $119

Ubisoft Store – $119.95

EB Games – $119.95

PS4

Big W – $89

MightyApe – $99

Amazon – $99

The Gamesmen – $99.95

Beat The Bomb – $112.95

JB Hi-Fi – $119

Ubisoft Store – $119.95

EB Games – $119.95

Xbox One

Big W – $89

MightyApe – $99

Amazon – $99

The Gamesmen – $99.95

Beat The Bomb – $112.95

JB Hi-Fi – $119

Ubisoft Store – $119.95

EB Games – $119.95

Starship Packs

Starship packs give you a new ship to fly, a weapon to attach to your ships, and a pilot who can fly them; each with their own traits and abilities. A list of the starships available at launch is below, along with their description taken from the Ubisoft Store listings and a list of which retailers you can currently pre-order them from.

Lance

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Lance Starship Pack

Enhance your adventure and achieve victory through creative combat with the Lance Starship pack. This pack contains pilot Hunter Hakka with his unique Pilot Ability, Lance starship and the Imploder weapon. Combining these modular toys in combat will help you adapt to challenges as you save Atlas.

Hunter Hakka is a spiritual warrior and former black-ops soldier. Stoic, but calm and caring. He acts as the Initiative’s voice of reason, providing a soothing presence when things get tough. His starship, Lance, is designed to mimic the black-ops military aircraft Hunter used to fly. It is a nimble fighter optimized for dogfighting: quick, maneuverable, and hard to spot against the blackness of space. The Imploder is the pinnacle of gravity-based weaponry. It uses quantum superpositional technology to create mini-singularities and translate them along a linear axis towards their targets.

Big W – $39

Amazon – $48

Ubisoft Store – $49.95

MightyApe – $49.99

Neptune

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Neptune Starship Pack

Enhance your adventure and achieve victory through creative combat with the Neptune Starship pack. This pack contains pilot Judge with his unique Pilot Ability, Neptune starship and the Levitator weapon. Combining these modular toys in combat will help you adapt to challenges as you save Atlas.

Judge is a powerful alien, discovered by St. Grand in Earth’s Arctic. He seems to be a living form of Nova, which inspired St. Grand to invent humanity’s first faster-than-light technology. His starship, Neptune, named for the giant planet near the edge of our solar system, has a design as mysterious as its pilot. It’s armored, durable and stable, ideal for knocking around smaller starships. The anti-gravity technology used on the Starlink Initiative’s ships also makes the Levitator a terrifying weapon. Its self-guided missile suspends enemies and removes their abilities to fight back.

Big W – $39

Amazon – $48

Ubisoft Store – $49.95

EB Games – $49.95

MightyApe – $49.99

Pulse

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Pulse Starship Pack

Enhance your adventure and achieve victory through creative combat with the Pulse Starship pack. This pack contains pilot Chase with her unique Pilot Ability, Pulse starship and the Volcano weapon. Combining these modular toys in combat will help you adapt to challenges as you save Atlas.

Chase is a street racing star from Brazil and one of the two youngest members of the Starlink Initiative. Her starship, Pulse, is fine-tuned for maximum performance based on Chase`s expertise with racing engines. TheVolcano weapon is a tri-barrel firearm that fires enhanced heat-activated molecules. The longer the trigger is held down, the hotter it gets, and the more damage it can dish out.

Big W – $39

Amazon – $48

Ubisoft Store – $49.95

EB Games – $49.95

MightyApe – $49.99

Nadir

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Nadir Starship Pack

Enhance your adventure and achieve victory through creative combat with the Nadir Starship pack. This pack contains pilot Shaid with her unique Pilot Ability, Nadir starship and the Nullifier weapon. Combining these modular toys in combat will help you adapt to challenges as you save Atlas.

Shaid is an Outlaw pirate from the Atlas star system. Her life of crime in Atlas has hardened her into a sarcastic, fast-talking rogue who’s easy to like, but hard to trust. Her starship, Nadir, named for her mother is as clever, quick, and ruthless as she is. Originally a stolen passenger craft, Nadir has been enhanced with several illegal aftermarket upgrades that it hardly resembles its original form. Nullifier is the result of Outlaw weapons experimentation. It launches a volley of guided missiles tipped with mass-enhancing warheads, creating an intense Vortex of crushing gravity at their target’s location. If the impact doesn’t get ‘em, the Gravity will.

Big W – $39

Amazon – $48

Ubisoft Store – $49.95

EB Games – $49.95

MightyApe – $49.99

Cerberus

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Cerberus Starship Pack

This pack is exclusive to EB Games. EB don’t include details on the pilot or weapons in their listings but this ship comes with the Shockwave weapon and Razor Lemay pilot, which are interestingly available for purchase separately at other retailers. The ship itself also appears to be a recolour of the Lance ship’s body with recoloured Neptune wings, so nothing in this pack is exclusive per se, but if you like this colour scheme you’ll need to buy this pack.

EB Games – $49.95

Scramble

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Scramble Starship Pack

Image via Intertoys

There’s one more exclusive ship which is exclusive to Big W’s website in Australia – the Scramble, with Levi McCray as its pilot (available separately at all retailers) and the Fury Cannon weapon (seemingly exclusive to this pack). The Scramble chassis is a recolour of other ship parts much like the Cerberus is, so the only thing that really seems to be exclusive is the Fury Cannon weapon (assuming the recoloured parts don’t function differently).

Big W – $39

Pilot Packs

Pilots are the ones flying your ships. You don’t seem to be able to get out of the ship and control them on the ground, but they’ll give your ship a special ability and will have their own sets of dialogue. A list of the pilots available at launch is below, along with their description taken from the Ubisoft Store listings and a list of which retailers you can currently pre-order them from.

Razor

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Razor Pilot Pack

Enhance your adventure and achieve victory with the Razor Lemay pilot pack and her Pilot Ability: Power Chord. Blow enemies away with this maverick rocker.

Play as Razor Lemay, a trained fighter pilot and self-professed metal head, Razor serves as the Equinox’s mechanic and combat tactician. She’s tough, proud, and has no time for nonsense. Her hard-earned discipline keeps the whole team focused.

NOTE: Razor is included within the Cerberus Starship pack that is exclusive to EB Games.

Big W – $12

Amazon – $12.95

Ubisoft Store – $12.95

MightyApe – $14.99

Kharl Zeon

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Kharl Zeon Pilot Pack

Enhance your adventure and achieve victory with the Kharl Zeon pilot pack and his Pilot Ability: Vortex Shield. Return enemy fire with this gravity master.

Kharl Zeon is an Expedition scientist who’s happiest at home in the lab. His quick-firing intellect often distracts him from everyday things like social niceties. He harbors a lifelong fascination with the Wardens, and dreams of unlocking their ancient mysteries.

Big W – $12

Amazon – $12.95

Ubisoft Store – $12.95

EB Games – $12.95

MightyApe – $14.99

Eli Aborwood

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Eli Arborwood Pilot Pack

Enhance your adventure and achieve victory with the Eli Arborwood pilot pack and his Pilot Ability: Gunslinger. Blast everything with this marksman and his super-fast reflexes.

Eli Arborwood is a mysterious old Bion who has escaped a violent past by retreating to a simple Prospector life. He’s been around long enough to have seen the truth of what really happened on Atlas. He’s out of retirement now, and his enemies had better watch out.

Big W – $12

Amazon – $12.95

Ubisoft Store – $12.95

EB Games – $12.95

MightyApe – $14.99

Levi McCray

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Levi McCray Pilot Pack

Enhance your adventure and achieve victory with the Levi McCray pilot pack and his Pilot Ability: Danger Zone. Become temporarily invincible with this daredevil.

Levi McCray is a West Coast daredevil, extreme sports athlete, and internet star. He has no boundaries and always has to be the center of attention. He snuck on board the Equinox back on Earth in search of fame, not realizing how far that choice would take him.

Big W – $12

Amazon – $12.95

Ubisoft Store – $12.95

EB Games – $12.95

MightyApe – $14.99

Weapon Packs

Weapons are used by your ship in combat, and they each have their own properties. You can switch them out on your ship at will. Weapon packs contain a set of two weapons. A list of the weapon packs available at launch is below, along with their description taken from the Ubisoft Store listings and a list of which retailers you can currently pre-order them from.

Shockwave / Gauss Gun Mk 2

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Shockwave and Gauss Gun Mk 2 Weapon Pack

Shockwave – Initially designed as a non-lethal crowd dispersal device, the intensity of Shockwave’s concussive blast wave became much too dangerous for use against anyone except those the user would like to see shattered into a million pieces.

Gauss Gun Mk.2 – Outfitted with additional racks of electromagnetic coils, which are then enhanced with modified Kinetic stabilizers, the Mk.2 is a significant improvement on the standard Gauss Gun in every way.

NOTE: The Shockwave weapon is included in the Cerberus Starship Pack that is exclusive to EB Games

Big W – $17

Amazon – $19.95

Ubisoft Store – $19.95

EB Games – $19.95

MightyApe – $24.99

Hailstorm / Meteor Mk 2

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Hailstorm and Meteor Mk 2 Weapon Pack

Hailstorm – It adapts the four-barrel rotary technology of the Shredder to deliver cryo-enhanced projectiles, firing in short, accurate bursts that Frost the target with deadly precision.

Meteor Mk.2 – The supercharged Mk.2 version of the Meteor projects an even more intense field of heat around its user, turning them into a flaming ball of fiery death for anyone unlucky enough to get in their way.

Big W – $17

Amazon – $19.95

Ubisoft Store – $19.95

EB Games – $19.95

MightyApe – $24.99

Crusher / Shredder Mk 2

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Crusher and Shredder Mk 2 Weapon Pack

Crusher – Combining the deadly efficiency of an 8-barrel rotary firearm with a wing-mounted singularity engine gives Crusher the ferocious power to create miniature Gravity Wells around its target. Any projectiles that get caught in the Gravity Well will be drawn inward for bonus damage.

Shredder Mk.2 – This upgraded version of Shredder uses a side-loading chamber to funnel projectiles into its tri-barrel assemble quickly, resulting in a lot more pain per second than the standard variant.

Big W – $17

Amazon – $19.95

Ubisoft Store – $19.95

EB Games – $19.95

MightyApe – $24.99

Iron Fist / Freeze Ray Mk 2

Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Iron Fit and Freeze Ray Mk 2 Weapon Pack

Iron Fist – Named for the famous Outlaw warlord who invented it, Iron Fist is a brutal close-range shrapnel launcher that smashes through even the most durable defenses. Its short range was intentionally designed so that its creator could look her foes in the eye when they met their end.

Freeze Ray Mk.2 – This advanced weapon is suped-up with extra Mod capacity. Charge up and release a high-precision cryolaser that encases targets in ice.

Big W – $17

Amazon – $19.95

Ubisoft Store – $19.95

EB Games – $19.95

MightyApe – $24.99

Controller Mount

You’ll be able to buy a controller mount to send your toys into the game. You’ll need this if you want to play co-op using the physical toys or if you buy a digital starter pack and decide you want to use the toys later down the line. A second player can still join in the multiplayer using digital versions of your toys but if one person has a big spaceship to play with then the other is likely to get jealous. Different mounts are required for the different versions of the game.

Switch

Amazon – $27.55

EB Games – $29.95

PS4

Amazon – $27.55

EB Games – $29.95

Xbox One

Amazon – $27.55

EB Games – $29.95

Digital Editions

It’s possible to buy everything digitally to play Starlink. You can even mix and match physical and digital content, but if you buy the digital game then you’ll need a controller mount accessory to use your toys. If you go all digital then you’ll end up saving a lot of money – even the standard edition that has the same RRP as the physical starter pack comes with more content. The digital version of the game is available in two ‘packages’ – a Standard edition and a Deluxe edition with more content. It’s presumed that you’ll be able to buy extra weapons and ships if you don’t buy the Deluxe edition right away, but there’s no pricing for these yet.

The Standard edition costs AUD$119.95 on all digital stores (if you purchase from the US digital stores then it only costs USD$59.99) and you will get the following items:

Starships:

  • Zenith
  • Neptune
  • Pulse
  • Lance

Pilots:

  • Mason Rana
  • Levi McCray
  • Judge
  • Chase da Silva
  • Hunter Hakka
  • Razor Lemay

Weapons:

  • Flamethrower
  • Frost Barrage
  • Shredder
  • Iron Fist
  • Crusher
  • Shockwave
  • Levitator
  • Volcano
  • Imploder
  • Freeze Ray Mk.2
  • Shredder Mk.2
  • Gauss Gun Mk.2

And all the Starfox content if you purchase the Switch version.

 

The Deluxe edition costs AUD$149.95 on all digital stores (if you purchase from the US digital stores then it only costs USD$79.99) and you will get the following items:

Starships:

  • Zenith
  • Neptune
  • Pulse
  • Lance
  • Nadir

Pilots:

  • Mason Rana
  • Levi McCray
  • Judge
  • Chase da Silva
  • Hunter Hakka
  • Shaid
  • Razor Lemay
  • Eli Arborwood
  • Kharl Zeon

Weapons:

  • Flamethrower
  • Frost Barrage
  • Shredder
  • Iron Fist
  • Crusher
  • Shockwave
  • Hailstorm
  • Levitator
  • Volcano
  • Imploder
  • Nullifier Missiles
  • Freeze Ray Mk.2
  • Shredder Mk.2
  • Gauss Gun Mk.2
  • Meteor Mk.2

And all the Starfox content if you purchase the Switch version.

Interestingly, neither version includes Startail (the pre-order bonus) nor any of the retailer exclusive ships. This might be available for purchase separately as DLC.

 

Starlink: Battle for Atlas and all of the toys mentioned above will launch on October 16th in Australia for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Found any of these packs cheaper anywhere else? Let us know!

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