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April 16, 2012

Diablo III, Assassin’s Creed 3 and the latest pre-order bonuses for 2012 [UPDATED]

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Written by: Dalibor Dimovski
Video Game Preorders

Epic? Yeah, pretty damn epic.

This year has already been INSANE. In fact, this whole year may be more epic than 2011, with hardware launches, ginormous sequels, and tons of new IPs. Yeah, pretty crazy, huh?!

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to maximize the value of your dollar before you spend it. Here are the pre-orders for the big releases of 2012, including all of the bonuses, collector’s editions, and pre-release price drops. Dates are subject to change.

NOTE: We’ll be updating this as new pre-orders become available. If you spot one, let us know in the comments!


Diablo III launches May 15th

Diablo III launches May 15th

Tera – $49.96, PC, May 1st

Pre-order Tera and get beta access, early access to live servers (3 days before launch), and in-game bonus items (Level 10 City Wheel Earrings, Level 35 Seren’s Sand Ring, and Armored Pinto in-game mount)

Mario Tennis Open – $39.99, Nintendo 3DS, May 20th
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier – $59.99 Xbox 360/PS3, $49.99 PC, May 22nd

Order Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier and receive the Amazon-exclusive Drilling Ship Co-Op Map. When you pre-order for PS3 or Xbox 360 you will also receive a $10 promotional credit.

Resistance: Burning Skies – $39.96, PS Vita, May 29th
Risen 2: Dark Waters – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3, May 22nd

Game of Thrones art book bundle

Game of Thrones – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3, May 15th

Order Game of Thrones and get the Game of Thrones: Visuals from the RPG art book

Dragon’s Dogma – $59.96, Xbox 360/PS3, May 22nd

Pre-order Dragon’s Dogma and get the Weapon Upgrade Pack, which will stock your item storage with dependable weapons for the class you choose at the beginning of your game (Fighter, Strider or Mage) — an Iron Sword, a Criteria, and a Wooden Staff. Additionally, all copies will include access to the Resident Evil 6 demo

Max Payne 3 – $59.96 PS3/Xbox 360, $49.99 PC, May 15th

Pre-order Max Payne 3 and get the Death Force Burst

Starhawk – $59.96, PS3, May 8th


Pokemon Conquest – $29.99 DS, June 18th
The Last Story Box Art

Awesome temporary box art is awesome.

The Last Story – $49.99, Wii, June 19th
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor – $59.99, Xbox 360, June 19th

Pre-order Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor and get the Carbon Assassin Armory, which includes Savannah Armor and Storm Armor. 

Lollipop Chainsaw – $59.96, PS3/Xbox 360, June 12th
Inversion – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3, June 5th
Gravity Rush – $39.96, PS Vita, June 12th

Amazing Spider-Man – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3, $49.99 Wii, $39.99 3DS, $29.99 DS, June 26th


NCAA 13 cover


NCAA Football 13 – $59.99, Xbox 360, PS3, July 10th

Pre-order NCAA Football 13 and receive the Amazon exclusive Nike Pro Combat downloadable premium uniforms for Army, University of Georgia, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Michigan State.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy – $39.99 Nintendo 3DS, July 3rd

Pre-order Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy and receive a gripped stylus, which you can personalize with one of 17 character stickers. 

Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance – $39.99 Nintendo 3DS, July 31st

Pre-order Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance and get a set of AR cards that will unlock exclusive Dream Eaters in-game. 

Risen 2: Dark Waters Special Edition – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3, July 31st

Anarchy Reigns – $59.99, Xbox 360/ PS3, July 3rd


Darksiders 2 box art cover

Darksiders II – $59.96 Xbox 360/PS3, $49.99 PC, August 14th

Pre-order Darksiders II and get the Deadly Despair Pack


Sleeping Dogs – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3/PC, August 14th

Pre-order Sleeping Dogs, for PS3 or Xbox 360, and get the Martial Arts Pack, which includes a Shaolin Showdown mission, Shaolin Warrior outfit (with increased striking damage), Bonus Triad XP points, and Wing Chun decoration for your safe house.


Madden NFL 13 – $59.99 Xbox 360/PS3, August 28th

Pre-order Madden NFL 13 and get the Amazon exclusive NFL legends Joe Gibbs and Lawrence Taylor for use in Madden Ultimate Team and the all-new Connected Careers mode.


Far Cry 3 box art

Far Cry 3 – $59.96 Xbox 360/PS3, $49.99 PC, September 4th
Borderlands 2 – $59.99, $59.99 Xbox 360Playstation 3, $49.96 PC, September (TBD)

Pre-order Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360 or PS3 and get a $10 Amazon credit


Assassin's Creed III Box art

Assassin’s Creed III – $59.99 Xbox 360/PS3, $49.99 PC, October 30th

Pre-order Assassin’s Creed III for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and receive a free SteelBook case featuring art drawn by award-winning comic artist Alex Ross

Medal of Honor Warfighter

Medal of Honor: Warfighter – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3/PC, October 23rd

Pre-order Medal of Honor: Warfighter and receive a day one early multiplayer unlock of the U.S. Navy SEAL Tier 1 Sniper with additional exclusive content

BioShock Infinite – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3, $49.99 PC, October 16th (TBD)
Resident Evil 6 – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3, October 2nd


Call of Duty Black Ops 2


Call of Duty: Black Ops II – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3/PC, November 13th

Pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops II and get access to the Amazon exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wallpaper.


Halo 4 box art

Halo 4 – $59.96, Xbox 360, November 6

TBD 2012 & Beyond

Paper Mario 3DS – $39.99, Nintendo 3DS, Date TBD Fall 2012
Luigi’s Mansion 2 – $39.99, Nintendo 3DS, Date TBD Fall 2012
The Last of Us – $59.99, PS3, Date TBD Fall 2012
Aliens: Colonial Marines – $59.99 Xbox 360/PS3, $49.99 PC, Date TBD Fall 2012

Tomb Raider – $59.96 Xbox 360/PS3, $49.99 PC, Date TBD Fall 2012
XCOM: Enemy Unknown – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3/PC, Date TBD
Dishonored – $59.96, Xbox 360/PS3/PC, Date TBD
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3, Date TBD
The Last Guardian – $59.99, PS3, Date TBD

Lost Planet 3 – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3, Date TBD

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale – $59.99, PS3, Date TBD
God of War: Ascension – $59.99, PS3, Date TBD
Crysis 3 – $59.99, Xbox 360/PS3/PC, 2013 TBD

About the Author

Dalibor Dimovski
Dali is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of SideQuesting, as well as the co-Founder of CarDesignFetish and the founder of MakLink. Dali is also a car designer, deejay, and introductory beer-brewer.

  • http://twitter.com/SheepOnFall Oprah

    FFXIII-2 preorders get the -Episode i- novella from Best Buy, while getting an unlockable weapon or outfit from Gamestop. $10 Gift Card from Toys R Us if you buy it Sunday 1/29 through Saturday 2/4. $35 GC if you buy it with Soul Calibur V.

    ME3 gets the Argus Rifle from Best Buy as well, while Gamestop sells it with the Valkyrie rifle and Defender armor.

    Amalur gets the fate touched weapons from both retailers, but Gamestop also includes an exclusive item pack.

    Syndicate also comes with the Executive package from Gamestop, but not Best Buy.

    Twisted Metal just comes with an Axel code from Gamestop. Nothing from Best Buy yet.

  • Silence.

    Better than the article…