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Watch Dogs Gets Amazon, Gamestop Preorder Exclusives

By - Source: Polygon | B 7 comments

The Watch Dogs pre-order bonuses may peeve some gamers.

Thanks to Ubisoft's aggressive marketing, Watch Dogs has quickly become one of the most anticipated next-gen games. With its release just a few months away, Ubisoft has announced the game's pre-order bonuses for Amazon and GameStop.

Unfortunately, these bonuses, which offer exclusive single player missions, may darken the pre-release hype just a little for gamers who aren't exactly a fan of pre-order bonuses that offer more than a few vanity items.

Those who pre-order the game from Amazon will receive the Signature Shot Pack. This will include a mission that has the player infiltrate and steal from the Black Viceroys, a gang in the game, and a Black Viceroys outfit.

The GameStop pre-order bonus includes the Palace Pack, which will include a mission that involves Pearce, the main character, infiltrating an Internet millionaire's palace and wiping his hard drives before the police show up for a raid. There will also be a boost that allows the player to receive more cash after hacking ATMs and exclusive in-game investigations. A physical poster drawn by artist Alex Ross will also be included.

Watch Dogs will be hitting stores on November 19, 2013 for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Windows. It will be available for next-gen sometime later in 2013.

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    The Indomitable , May 20, 2013 7:05 PM
    If this DLC isn't available for purchase by non-pre-order buyers, then this is just awful. You'd have to buy the game twice over if you wanna get all the outfits, loot, and real-world items. Bad move by Ubisoft.
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    shikamaru31789 , May 20, 2013 7:22 PM
    Ubisoft has used singleplayer missions as preorder bonuses for Assassin's Creed games in the past, so I'm not really suprised. I don't remember if those singleplayer missions were ever made available as paid DLC. I don't see them stopping this trend anytime soon, preorder numbers for each Ubisoft game in a series continue to rise over each previous game in the series.
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    IndignantSkeptic , May 20, 2013 8:27 PM
    Game companies who penalise gamers for not buying their games before the reviews are released, don't deserve to have customers. Also, companies involved in paying to make their rival's products artificially inferior, don't deserve customers either.
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    eklipz330 , May 20, 2013 9:32 PM
    eh. i've learned that pre order bonuses are pretty shitty anyway so, idgaf
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    cats_Paw , May 21, 2013 1:40 AM
    Ubisoft and DLC? i guess many people will just pirate this. If you want to sell, dont piss off the regular buyers (and im not talking about the motivated buyers).
    Its hard to belive people would still pre-order games, after so many fails in the gaming market.
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    mobrocket , May 21, 2013 8:01 AM
    I believe it will be available for next gen at the same time, not later
    and pre order bonuses to me are okay as long as 3-6 months later the missions are available to everyone
    now unquie skins and outfits and stuff i am okay with being exclusive
    i preorder games i know i will buy anyways like SaintRow4 and GTA5
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    cats_Paw , May 21, 2013 8:26 AM
    After GTA 3 i thoguht the same about GTA 4.... and i did not even make it to a 1/5th of the game since i got bored of the issues the game had.
    Unfortunatelly you cant trust any studio nowday :D . Hell, i didnt even buy skyrim yet, cus im gonna wait till its for sale in one big pack and the mods are set in stone.