Dead Space 3 preorder bonuses split between retailers

GameStop reservations get EG-900 SMG weapon, Amazon preorders granted Tesla Enervator gun.

Electronic Arts today announced new preorder bonuses for Dead Space 3 that will be split between two major retailers. Those who reserve EA's new shooter at speciality retailer GameStop will receive the EG-900 SMG weapon, while those who reserve at Amazon will be granted the Tesla Enervator gun.

The EG-900 SMG was built for urban warfare, EA said in a statement. "It's compact, but deadly, sporting an internal hyper-accelerator for maximum damage." As for the other gun, the Tesla Enervator weapon will deliver a precision blast that causes "instantaneous electrocution and molecular destabilization."

In addition to the retailer-specific preorder bonuses for Dead Space 3, all reservations will be automatically upgraded to the "Limited Edition" of the game, which includes two new suits and two new weapons.

Dead Space 3 is due out February 5, 2013 in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, with a release following in Europe on February 8. The game is the first entry in the action-horror series to feature cooperative play. Players will venture to a new planet called Tau Volantis as series hero Isaac Clarke, but will also be joined by newcomer John Carver.

For more on Dead Space 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Houghtonm
Houghtonm

I prordered from amazon and only got the standard edition, then they told me i was ineligible for any incentives as it was past the preorder date....screwed up logic

vivalatour
vivalatour

I sure like the idea on the in-game eg-900 pre-built for my blasting pleasure , I don't

 know if there are upgrades at the bench , but that's okay , just clutching that weapon will

 make me feel like I am protected against any evil / government threat !

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I hate retailer specific pre-order bonuses.

LeeEvlin
LeeEvlin

I don't care what I get for a pre order bonus. This franchise is going the same way Hitman did unfortunately. 

 

aovannor
aovannor

All this preorderbonus splitting, preorder bonuses in the first place and all teh DLC these days are the main reason I don't buy games anymore if I can help it. Still get to play them all though.

 

Until they get back to normal sales and put out quality expansions again instead of modular DLC I will not support them if I don't have to.

Decapod_10
Decapod_10

Pre-order bonuses are getting a bit out of hand nowadays. It took me weeks to decide where to order L.A. Noire from because of all the different offers. Although, if Dead Space 3 will let you craft your own weapons on the work benches, couldn't you just make the pre-order weapons yourself?

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i loved both dead space games can't wait for the third game. wonder if i can do what i did on the last 2 games and get all the achievements. look forward to playing

Halloll
Halloll

which retailer gives you the survival horror game?

Sweendrix
Sweendrix

The original Dead Space was superior to the sequel in every way.  On the first one, I couldn't put the controller down.  On the second one, it was hard to pick the controller up. 

franzito
franzito

Hope I can get the American Version now. I have the DS 2 Limited Edition but is European, so, I just can't download DS Severed and get other "extra weapons", but, it came with DS Extraction to compensate, which is scary as the 1st DS!

CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

And we all get them after waiting a little while and the pre-order dlc simply becomes cheap-order dlc later.  Whatever you didn't get will end up being there to buy for $0.99 later.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Pretending for a moment that the game wasn't already worthless due to content rating, I really don't think this game has any more promise than, say, Monster Hunter, and probably sounds about as original and exciting as that lackluster other. I would have to see some MAJOR innovation and an astonishing manipulation of plot strings to ever make me think this was nothing but a contrived mutilation of the zombie and space-survival-horror genres...Which I sincerely doubt.

Orgil220
Orgil220

i just couldn't finish ds2 because it was just too damn scary, playing through the game was torture not joy, now with co-op i might actually enjoy this game, not as a survival horror game but as a action shooter :-)

Banefire76
Banefire76

A fun fact:

 

EA's Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 each have less pre-orders than the universally detested XCOM First person shooter!

 

This knowledge restores my faith in the integrity of my fellow gamers!

 

WELL DONE GUYS, KEEP IT UP! :D 

victorlamy
victorlamy

it's not gonna be as shit as the rivet gun right?

gilaliz
gilaliz

This is a "Wait for the reviews" game.  It looks like they've taken it further and further away from what made the series unique.

 

And we saw what that did to Hitman: Absolution.  Not a bad 3rd-person, cover-based-stealth/action game.  Just not a good Hitman game.

 

Where Absolution was a knock-off of Splinter Cell: Conviction, with some Hitman elements left lying around after the move, I'm guessing Dead Space 3 will end up as something of a Gears of War knockoff in a DS skin.

 

DETfaninATL
DETfaninATL

Personally, I like pre-order add-on content. I pre-order pretty much any game that I strongly suspect I'm going to like, as long as I can afford it. And for clarification that's typically based on previous entries in the series being games I like (Borderlands, Batman, Bioshock, Dead Space, inFAMOUS, Call Of Duty, etc.), subject matter or characters (Aliens / Predator, Bayonetta, Marvel & DC Superheroes) or consistently strong outings from a particular developer (Platinum Games). As much as I deal shop and get used games as much as possible, I'm all about supporting the devs who do great work and provide me with many hours of top quality enjoyment. So if the devs want to throw in extra content as a sort of reward or incentive for me purchasing their product at full list price, I'm totally cool with it and thank-you for doing so.

 

What I guess I don't understand about this is why so many people are pissing and moaning about this? I mean, you don't like pre-order content, then either don't pre-order the game or don't download the content. I'm not sure why there's animosity about this. Seems like a non-issue. I don't get what's so wrong about this. It's no diffrent than any other manufacturer incentive on any product. Just a part of business folks.....

skullomania2
skullomania2

Don't worry, they will release it 6 months down the road when nobody buys it.  lol!

deliman
deliman

Why do people still fall for this DLC pre-order bullshit?  Clearly the companies that offer this stuff think their target audience is STUPID! 

 

Not only should you NOT pre-order this shit, you shouldn't buy it, PERIOD!

 

"Power to the players," my ass.

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

I already decided against this game. Hopefully Aliens Colonial Marines won't let me down. Dead Space is umm dead now.

Gblazer01
Gblazer01

I only preorder games now so I can just pick it up on my way home without TOO much of a hassle. It's hardly an incentive to pre-order a game solely for a couple of weapons or costumes Now if it's some GAME ALTERING bonus, than that's a completely different story..

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

This kind of practice ALWAYS puts me off buying games at launch.

Homeless-_-
Homeless-_-

Plasma Cutter all the way as usual for me.

salvucci91
salvucci91

"two new suits and two new weapons" ... THE GAME HASN'T EVEN RELEASED YET !!

Darnasian
Darnasian

 @aovannor Well then just quit gaming because the number of people that do the opposite is at least 1000 bigger.

vivalatour
vivalatour

@Decapod_10 I think you can make a machine gun very similar to the eg-900 that is offered as one of the bonuses , I like this weapon and hope it's already at the ultimate upgrade from the get go ...

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

 @Halloll Sorry to disappoint you but this isn't the Amnesia / A machine for pigs news announcement, this is the Gears of Dead Space announcement.

thorn3000
thorn3000

just a qustion, were you able to finish DS1 in this case? I know I found DS1 to be somewhat scary, which was a surprise to be honest, was years since I played a scary game and I really enjoyed it...DS2 on the other hand, well, it continued the same, but since I was already used to it from DS1 it was not something special and I did not find scary anymore...

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

 @Orgil220 both dead space games are as creepy as they come but then i like my horror games

Sweendrix
Sweendrix

 @Orgil220

 If you thought Dead Space 2 was scary, don't play the first.  The original Dead Space is superior to the second in every way.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

 @Banefire76 its EAs own fault for nickeldiming us , people rather wait for complete editions than preorder a incomplete but more expensive version

MysteryJ0ker
MysteryJ0ker

 @gilaliz

 

Absolution is a pretty good game.  It's great for anyone new to the series.  It just doesn't seem to provide the nostalgia of the older games though.  That's why I was I was disappointed.

Orgil220
Orgil220

 @IgotEpixx It's not a rocket science to figure out I'm not into survival horrors, you may not like the new direction, but i do, and I'm not some kid who plays CoD either

Adam_GI
Adam_GI

 @Darnasian  @IgotEpixx  @Orgil220

Mother of god! It's a freaking survival-horror, if your too scared to play then it's fulfilled its purpose! It's fight or flight baby, here is a hint next time try screaming "WANT SOME GET SOME!!!" as you franticly shoot into a crowd of monsters that want nothing more than your vicious death and hope, prey that they don't smell your fear. Honestly if you’re not afraid then you’re already dead, double face palm! FML

Orgil220
Orgil220

 @AmnesiaHaze  I loved RE4, it's one of my favorite, even though i don't like horror games i finished it like 5 times, then RE5 came, telling myself just imagine RE4 gameplay with next-gen graphic, instead i get shitty action game, buuut with co-op at least i got fun action game

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

 @Orgil220  @IgotEpixx i agree , coop in RE made the game much more fun compared to solo RE , i know ill get some serious hate for this statement, but i enjoy coop games so if a game has it its a strong selling point , i wouldnt get some games at all if they didnt have coop :)