You want to play Space Marine. I want to play Space Marine. We all want to play Space Marine.
But what if you want to do more than play Space Marine? What if you want to pre-order it for trinkets and exclusive crumbs of content? Relic has you covered. They're even giving away hardware, for goodness sake. Thanks to RPS reader Mondo Mau for sending this in. Details after the jump.
I'll address the hardware first. If you pre-order Space Marine using OnLive's cloud gaming service (buying what's called a Full PlayPass for the game), you can get a free OnLive MicroConsole, allowing you to stream games to your TV, or a Full PlayPass for another game if you already have a MicroConsole. Madness.
The PC version of the Collector's Edition you can see in the above image, meanwhile, will set you back $79.99 and features that 40K style seal you can see above, an art book, a soundtrack and a pack of "character information cards".
EDIT: Hmm! German RPS reader Stefan Herold writes to say that by pre-ordering the game on the German Amazon page, you'll get access to basically everything. Good news for Germans!
Then you've got the outlet-exclusive content. The following is pasted straight from THQ's press release:
· The Emperor's Elite Pack, only available at Gamestop, includes the unique Space Wolves and Black Templar chapter armor skins
· For players who prefer the nefarious forces of Chaos, The Traitor Legion Pack includes the complete armor sets for the Iron Warriors and Emperor's Children and is only available at Best Buy.
· The Golden Relic Chainsword, the primary close combat weapon for Space Marines, is only available at Amazon.com
· The Golden Relic Bolter, a powerful ranged combat weapon, is only available at Walmart.
· PC Gamers can celebrate their love of the Dawn of War® series by donning themselves in the iconic red and bone colored armor of the Blood Ravens Chapter as well as receiving a FREE copy of Darksiders on PC when they pre-order the PC game through Steam.
· PC Gamers also have the choice of pre-ordering their copy of Space Marine through THQ's E-Store to get an exclusive PowerSword weapon for multiplayer.
· Finally PC Gamers who choose to buy a digital copy of Space Marine through select digital retailers will be offered a FREE copy of Darksiders on PC.
The Golden Relic Bolter, only available at Walmart! When will this end? It's getting to the point where I want to buy games after they're released just on principal.