Big in India September 2011: Preorder bonuses galore

This month, gamers in India will experience a plethora of game promotions ranging from Sony's Uncharted 3 to EA's blockbuster titles.

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Since we're heading into the busiest time of the year for game releases, this month's Big in India news roundup will focus on upcoming games and the various preorder promotions being carried out around them in India.

Preorder Uncharted 3, win a PlayStation Vita, Bravia LCD TV

Sony is going all out to make sure that the Indian launch of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a success during the crowded early-November release window. One method in securing this is to give buyers a chance to win a PlayStation Vita portable console. Three lucky winners stand to win Sony's upcoming handheld (which will be delivered after its Indian launch).

Gamers in India can win a PS Vita if they preorder Nathan Drake's third odyssey.

Also up for grabs is a 32-inch Bravia LCD TV. If gamers aren't one of the lucky four, Sony is also giving out several PlayStation 3 skins and 3D posters for other lucky draw winners. Sony has only just confirmed these details, so gamers should give it a few days before they start seeing these promotions in retail stores.

EA kicks off Blockbuster Hits 2011 promotion

EA has three games set for release during the coming months alongside a few preorder incentives for gamers. FIFA 12 is just a few days from release, with Battlefield 3 following in October, and Need for Speed: The Run in November. If customers preorder any of these games from one of the participating retailers in the EA Blockbuster Hits 2011 promotion, they can throw their names into the hat for a lucky draw, featuring prizes like the iPad 2, the iPod Touch, Battlefield 3 pen drives, and 3D posters.

Additionally, if customers preorder the PC version of one of these games, they stand a chance to win a PS3. Head over to the promotion page for the list of participating retailers and for more information about the above lucky draw.

Modern Warfare 3 PC version coming to India

The last couple of years haven't been kind to Call of Duty fans and PC users in India, as the PC versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops weren't locally released in India. This year, however, Activision's Indian distributor Worldwide CD ROMs has confirmed that the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 will be available in India, although the price has yet to be confirmed (the console versions of the game will retail for Rs3,499 [$71.53]).

Modern Warfare 3 will be distributed by Worldwide CD ROMs in India.

WWC is also conducting a preorder campaign for the game; pre-booking the game for the Xbox 360, PS3, or PC will get fans a free Modern Warfare 3 cap.

Limited edition cover for Batman: Arkham City preorders

Warner Bros. and Express Interactive are pulling out all the stops with their Batman: Arkham City preorder campaign. Preorder and first-run copies of the game will be available in a special limited edition lenticular 3D cover. In addition, those who preorder will get a flat Rs100 ($2) discount on their purchase, plus free bonus downloadable content, although we don't yet have confirmation on what this DLC will include.

Furthermore, one lucky buyer will get a free upgrade to the game's Collector's Edition, and five others will receive 100 percent cash back on their purchase. There is also plenty of other Batman: Arkham City merchandise to be won, including T-shirts and key chains. However, this is only applies to the console versions.

Some other preorder promotions are in line with what's being offered by publishers in other markets:
Rage:

As is the case elsewhere in the world, all preorders of id's latest will be automatically upgraded to the Anarchy Edition, which will include four pieces of bonus DLC. Only the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Rage will be available in India.

Gamers who preordered Rage will get their copy upgraded with some anarchy.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations:

Those preordering the PC, Xbox 360, and PC versions of the game will receive the game's Special Edition, which features special packaging, the game soundtrack, and three pieces of in-game content. These are the Turkish Assassin Armor and two multiplayer characters: the Crusader and the Ottoman Doctor. Additionally, all PS3 copies of the game will include the first Assassin's Creed game.

Saint's Row: The Third

Preordering the upcoming action game will get you the Professor Genki DLC pack, which includes Professor Genki's Super Ballistic Man-a-pult, Professor Genki's "Octopuss" Cannon, and Professor Genki's Leisure Stunt Suit.

WWE 12:

A DLC code for The Rock will be available as a preorder bonus.

Discussion

68 comments
neerajkumar_4
neerajkumar_4

@Vampiro_HuntT3R ya the prices should be more country specific, i'm sorry for the delay in reply and didnt read your post properly.

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Well, an article in a month of this sort at least goes on to show that India is slowly receiving more attention than it used to. And India has great potential to spurn a big gaming industry if only the games are priced right. (around the 500 - 750 INR mark) !!!

Arch-Stanton
Arch-Stanton

@SHERNEE Your right ! on the PC games I buy of ebay say Max R P 699 ($14-$15) bid difference Rs3,499 [$71.53]). @DKant "Only the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Rage will be available in India" Just buy from the UK ,the best thing about the PC titles is that they don't have that region crap.

SHERNEE
SHERNEE

That's kinda freakin expensive for India.

ishan316
ishan316

Sweeet... I live in India. Have preordered BF3, UC 3, Arkham City for PS3. Will pre-order Revelations and Skyrim. Too many great releases coming up Also, they should definitely release the Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition here...!

Vampiro_HuntT3R
Vampiro_HuntT3R

@neerajkumar_4 Then why are South Asian countries counted with the very poor countries? Maybe because there are only a few thousands like you and a billion like I mentioned. Thumb it down all you want but the fact stays! And I didn't mean it as a sarcasm, I just asked the Game Industry to reduce the prices of the games they plan on selling in those countries.

neerajkumar_4
neerajkumar_4

@Vampiro_HuntT3R stop judging, me and my friends are regular buyers! these offers makes sure that we preorder most of them! :)

Vampiro_HuntT3R
Vampiro_HuntT3R

They do realise that South Asian countries are at the peak of piracy, right? And yet they go out and say,"We brought you a good news. Pay $10 more than the actual price even when we know you cant even afford a $15 game". What a damn joke. If you really care about these countries, Game Industry, offer them something that will get rid of piracy for you and that will make them loyal to you; like offer these poor people some inexpensive games. Even if you get $10 per game, its still a blessing as you get -$60 on every single unit of game pirated in those countries. Just let them have it for Rs. 800 which is about $10 and earn a lot of money! :)

yytiwari
yytiwari

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DKant
DKant

"Only the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Rage will be available in India." A-holes. The one reason to actually upgrade your PC and it's not coming here. The iOS version is not available here either. All I want to do is pay for the damn thing, download and play. Why can't I do that? There are enough anti-piracy measures in place these days, why do they have to be so effing paranoid about releasing games here? I hope the Steam version doesn't lock me out.... I'm sorry this whole region-locking business PISSES me off big time.

Meet391
Meet391

Finally!!!! Indian gamers getting some love from the developers. Now only if they made these games a little lighter on the pocket, they would receive loads of pre-orders. @Eleven_ab Are you telling the truth???? ACR for Rs 889??? If that's right than I would pre-order TWO copies. :)

hrothgar99
hrothgar99

just pre odered them ....glad something for the indian gaming community is being done ..... :D

helios_k
helios_k

Pre ordered all of them... :D \m/

Eleven_ab
Eleven_ab

889 Rs. for ACR is worth it :D! Already preordered it XD!

gamerxxx89
gamerxxx89

@soothsayer42 india have large no: of pc gamers they wont dissapoint the gaming world......and i live in india and i am proud of it and u r from ???????

shansss123
shansss123

wow! awesome! India has got so many gamers

the_requiem
the_requiem

Soothsayer42: How many times you been to India?

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

Hahah u guys should been to india before saying all this. Too bad around 65% live in such a poverty :( They could make such a great online community (maybe lol)

ganesh69
ganesh69

Pre-ordered BF 3,Batman arkham city,fifa 12 (will get it today) and ACR Saints row and NFS the run on hold (waiting for reviews or demo version) :) Loving the affordable rates for pc games in india :)

the_requiem
the_requiem

I got the Deus Ex Limited Edition for about same price as the regular edition. Try flipkart.com, they got special editions of most games and offer a 10-12% discount too.

abhijit_manj
abhijit_manj

wth....why no rage pc version in india???? noooooo... i am not buying this on xbox 360 or ps3 as they are damn expensive not to mention that rage will look better on my pc than my two consoles.

rushad_patel
rushad_patel

Now i suppose the prices will rise even further

thakurgaurav
thakurgaurav

@gamerxxx89 true mate. I thought COD will take a bold step and finally get over with russia america war. but they didnt I can not take that crap anymore. Hence I support companies who really want to do the new and give customer value for their money. and I preordered BF3 a month ago is testimony to that fact.

true_gamer007
true_gamer007

nice to see this is all happening in india at last. gonna order FIFA12.

gamerxxx89
gamerxxx89

i will never pay 3500 rs for cod mw3.......but can pay 5000 for battlefield 3:)

keybladegamer
keybladegamer

rs3500 for Modern warfare 3 on consoles?! What a ripoff!

partha_09
partha_09

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GAMESHARQ
GAMESHARQ

The pre-order bonuses for SRTT and WWE 12 are exactly the same in the U.S.

02050muh
02050muh

finally! at least ONE good thing happen here in india...*sigh*

thakurgaurav
thakurgaurav

I preordered BF3 like a month ago and after watching new gameplays i dumped my faithful 8800gt turboforce today for awesome 560Ti. Not gonna compromise with graphics and gameplay.Hell ya.

siddarthshetty
siddarthshetty

Already Pre-ordered 3 games,Fifa 12(Just received yesterday),Batman AC and BF 3. Now i will probably pre-order AC:Revelation.

dantefenix
dantefenix

damm useless modern warfare games are priced at Rs3500 for consoles

arun_pullat
arun_pullat

Besides, the price differences here are weird. BF Bad company 2 is available on PC for Rs 375, and on PS3 for Rs 2200 - a 6X difference.

arun_pullat
arun_pullat

I'll wait for the Platinum releases. No goodies, sure, but a lot cheaper.

sumeet10
sumeet10

Nice, hope the UC3 pre-order wins me some prizes :D

jimmyzeke13
jimmyzeke13

"the PC, Xbox 360, and PC versions of the game" is one of these supposed to mean PS3?

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

While I am looking forward to some games from here I wish SOMEONE would put more effort in promoting games like Skyrim,Rage and Dark Souls in India more. Pre-orders. On-time availability please?

Stellarvore
Stellarvore

Pay 70 Ds for a game and then be gameless for the next 4 months ha ha :D

Harrymanhunter1
Harrymanhunter1

Feels good to know India is also getting some of the special things every other continent is getting :)

weaslerz
weaslerz

In my country a new console game costs 80 USD ;)

devrindare
devrindare

@rohanthedreamer totally agree to you bhai, PC gaming is much better and preferable in India. And its really nice to see 1st blog dedicated for Indian gamers in GS & I am really happy to see more in the future

KAM10000
KAM10000

India is Now Entering In the World of Game. Many Companies give Importance to USA, UK, Japan Etc Only to Launch Their Games. But Now Its In India Also.

rohanthedreamer
rohanthedreamer

iam gettin arkham city..for pc...thats 875rs......which would be $17.5.....that is why pc gaming is huge in India......