It’s definitely a sign of our times that a major release like Assassin’s Creed III is swamped with advertisements of pre-order swag from different retailers. There’s been all sorts of offers of unique levels and weapons for retailers and even which console you choose to play it on. You can be assured plenty of the digital goodies will become paid DLC later.
Special editions though usually carry a trove of real life goodies too. Beyond the usual soundtracks and art there’s usually a small token or statue as well. We’ve known for a while the Join or Die edition will have a special medallion. Best Buy is now upping the ante with a special silvery commemorative coin steeped in supposed rarity.
Each of the Best Buy stores participating in the midnight launch will receive a total of 20 of these coins. They will be given out at random to the pre-order customers across the US who turn up at midnight. If you think it’s worth it, check out this Best Buy coin finder and good luck waiting in line, I’ll be sitting back with a mug of cocoa waiting for it on Steam.