Cryptic let the cat out of the bag on the Champions Online pre-orders, or in this case cats since there are at least 4 to choose from. I like how Walmart hints at having even more options available in-store and online. No matter what you decide on all customers that pre-order will take part in the open beta test on August 17th, get 30 days free game time, and also receive five in-game microtransaction dollars. I have to say that pre-orders are really getting out of hand these days, why must I be enticed with all these different versions just to score a pre-order?
GameStop customers who pre-order Champions Online receive access to the Early Start Program. Battle an alien menace, collect exclusive items, and join the early start weekend to get a jump on the action! GameStop customers also receive the exclusive Insectoid Airfoil costume piece and Experimental Anti-Graviton Generator flight travel power at character creation for an early boost in mobility.
Wal-Mart is offering an exclusive Limited Edition Package with collectible lenticular cover that includes an exclusive zone map, iron-on decal and an additional ten in-game micro-transaction dollars! Check online and in-store for more details and other potential offers.
Best Buy is offering their customers the fun and functional Lil’ Champ Pack. These persistent pets are iconic, knee-high characters from the Champions universe! Best Buy Customers receive their own Lil’ Champ. In addition, Lil’ Champ owners also receive a functional damage resistance item. Best Buy pre-order customers will also receive access to the Early Start Program and head start weekend.
The High Roller Pack is perfect for players who insist on the finest accoutrements for their avatar. With three unique, exclusive apparel options (harlequin headpiece, black knight helmet, grenade chest strap), and an additional five in-game micro-transaction dollars, you’ll have plenty of options to push your “High Roller” look.
All Champions Online pre-orders receive guaranteed access to the Champions Online open beta test on August 17, exclusively offered by IGN.com. Additionally, all retail purchases include 30-days of free play and five in-game micro-transaction dollars.
Which one are you planning on getting? For me it is a toss up between the GameStop version for the jump start weekend play or the Amazon version with the exclusive pet. So many choices!