Capcom has revealed the pre-order bonuses for their hotly anticipated action title Devil May Cry, and personally, they aren’t too thrilling. As a reward for pre-ordering, gamers will get to choose from three ‘weapon packs’. That sounds pretty cool but the ‘weapon packs’ are really just weapon skins and an additional perk.
Pre-order from Amazon and you’ll receive the bone weapon skin and the Orb Harvester perk. Orb Harvester increases the amount of precious red orbs you’ll collect from defeating enemies. Get the golden weapon skin and Item Finder perk by pre-ordering from Best Buy. Item Finder increases the amount of loot you’ll yield from foes and the golden weapon skin is probably the nicest looking in my opinion. Finally, pre-order from GameStop (of course) for the sassy samurai skin and free upgrade points. You’ll get three upgrade points to use from the beginning of the game, though since I assume you can earn upgrade points in-game, this is easily the most useless of the pre-order perks.
The extra perks seem alright but the weapon skins are just so unimportant. Perhaps I’d feel differently if you could get all three weapon packs with a single pre-order. As it stands, if I wasn’t already going to get the game, these pre-order bonuses wouldn’t do much to persuade me. Videos showing off the fancy weapon packs can be viewed below. DmC will be available on January 15th, 2013.