Players who pre-purchase World of Warcraft’s Legion expansion gain access to the new Demon Hunter class on August 9, well in advance of the August 30 launch. Demon Hunters can only be elves though, so it hardly matters.
Remember that awful pre-order scheme that the publisher of the next Deus Ex game cooked up? The one that urged fans to plunk down money in advance with the possibility of having the game to come out four days early? Well, Square Enix wised up and ended the shenanigans.
Earlier this week ArenaNet announced preorders for Heart of Thorns, the first major expansion for Guild Wars 2. Then all hell broke loose over the upgrade’s $50 base price tag.
Hey kids, want the same exact toys in black and gold? The Toys'R'Us legendary Skylanders line continues with next month's Trap Team, with a pair of special toys guaranteed to be warming shelves a month or two after launch.
Last year I gave Activision flack for making its special Dark Edition version of Skylanders: Swap Force a GameStop exclusive. The $99 Skylanders: Trap Team Dark Edition carries no such constraints, so if your children don't get one it's merely because you're some kind of monster.
I get it, lots of people hate preorder bonuses. The only thing they hate more is retailer-specific preorder bonuses. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham features six different retailer-specific incentives, but only one is a Plastic Man minifig. Which retailer gets it? Oh you know.
Sneaky sneaky, Atlus, spreading your preorder/early adopter bonus across two games. Fans who pick up this fall's Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for the 3DS get the second half of a set of Persona 4-themed tarot cards. The first half? That's the fightin' half.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available for pre-purchase at Steam. Pre-purchasing unlocks the "Die Regime-Panzerung" and "Der Maschinensoldaten-Helm." Or, Team Fortress 2 Heavy armor and hat.
Carbine Studios' animated space opera has been teasing MMORPG fans with colorful characters and hilarious CGI videos since its announcement in 2011. On June 3, WildStar opens the wild space frontier to the public. Let's see what goodies we can get for preordering.
The physical editions of this fall's Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft will come with a code that'll allow players to boost a character to level 90. Pre-order a digital edition from Blizzard, and you'll get the boost right away.
Once upon a time I felt as though pre-ordering a video game was a helpful consumer service but nowadays? With a handful of exceptions pre-ordering video games is all about serving your corporate overlords by informing retailers and publishers of demand and the impact of marketing campaigns. Well, there's that and…
Now that we know what Day One is, the Microsoft Store sent out an email letting everyone know that the Xbox One Day One Edition's are still available for preorder, if anyone would like to partake. Web operators are standing by.
If "Ranger Mode" is the way Metro: Last Light is "meant to be played," why is it a preorder bonus and not in the main edition? "Offering game content as a pre-order exclusive is a requirement by retail," the game's publisher told PC Gamer. Ranger Mode is $5 to non-preorderers because that's the minimum they can charge.
Japan was playing the Persona fighting game in March of 2012. In North America we got our chance in August. Europe has to wait until May 10, but if they preorder at Game they'll score this awesome 12-inch vinyl copy of the arrange soundtrack for their troubles. Man, I would have totally waited until May for a chance…