I’m still not sure how I feel about the now-rampant trend of awarding in-game items as retailer-exclusive pre-order items, but it appears as though it’s here to stay. They don’t actually factor into my purchasing decision in the slightest, but publishers seem to think they do, so they’re gonna keep ’em coming. Today, we have the latest from THQ’s Red Faction: Armageddon, giving two exclusive bonuses if you pre-order at GameStop or Best Buy. The former will net you the Commando pack, featuring two laser pistols and some kind of plasma rifle, while Best Buy yields the Recon Pack, seen above. You can find out more in two trailers for these packs after the jump.
THQ also announced recently that a demo for the game will be available this Tuesday, May 3rd on Xbox 360, so definitely give that a look if you’re interested in the game. Red Faction: Armageddon will be on store shelves June 7th, 2011.