Written by Erik Kubik, kube00 Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:30
The next game in the Transformers saga, Fall of Cybertron, is hitting stores August 21, followed by Guild Wars 2 at the end of August. Both are really big releases for long time fans. A few places are offering pre-order bonuses and there is still time to pre-order both games. Unfortunately, none of the pre-orders jump out as must-haves.
Amazon is offering access to Bruticus for the pre-order of Fall of Cybertron on the PS3 and 360. Bruticus is formed when the Combaticons combine. Players will be able to access him during the single player campaign. Gamestop is offering access to G1 retro skins for Fall of Cybertron. Optimus Prime will have his classic skin in both singleplayer and multiplayer. Megatron will have his gun skin and Shockwave will be a cannon.
Concerning Guild Wars 2, Gamestop is offering access to the Guild Wars 2 Beta, which started in the Spring as well as a 3 day head start and Hero’s Bands which add +2 to Power, Toughness, Vitality, Condition Damage, Healing, and 25 to Critical Damage. Amazon has similar pre-order bonuses for Guild Wars 2 and they are offering a $5 credit. I haven't seen anything from Walmart, Target, or Best Buy yet, even NCsoft’s site has some pre-order bonuses. NCsoft is offering better bonuses with the deluxe and collector's edition such as a miniature 10 inch figure, 112 page making of book, Art portfolios, soundtrack CDs, and some other bonuses for higher prices of $80+. Here is a link.
It seems that both these games have pre-order bonuses catered for fans of the games. For Fall of Cybertron, personally I’d go with Bruticus from Amazon and I guess for Guild Wars 2 I’d go with Amazon or Gamestop. I was hoping there would be some exclusive DLC. But something for pre-ordering is better than nothing.