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3rd Feb '16 10:24:08 AM rcmerod52
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* Preordering ''{{VideoGame/Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}} PC'' gives you the "Digital Deluxe Dood Edition", which includes the soundtrack and an artbook.
20th Jan '16 9:46:09 PM GrammarNavi
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* Pre-orders of ''The Orange Box'' from Steam came with a puzzle game called Peggle Extreme (effectively an Orange Box themed demo for Peggle Deluxe) and the ability to play ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' immediately. ** ''Team Fortress 2'' itself loves to CrossOver with other games by way of this trope - three times out of five, any given new release on {{Steam}} will award players who pre-order it by letting them use weapons or wear [[NiceHat hats]] taken from that game in [=TF2=]. *** Pre-ordering ''VideoGame/TotalWarRomeII'' on Steam gave you the usual {{Nice Hat}}s, however, it also added a "[[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=11304 Romevision]]" mode for Mann vs. Machine--having the Hardy Laurel equipped (or playing with a player who has it equipped) reskins the robots, the Sentry Buster, the tank and the Carrier Tank to resemble ancient Roman society. As an interesting note, the robots' reskins are just regular items, as they had been available on the Mann Co. Catalog for a while.
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* Pre-orders of ''The Orange Box'' from Steam {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} came with a puzzle game called Peggle Extreme (effectively an Orange Box themed demo for Peggle Deluxe) and the ability to play ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' immediately. ** ''Team Fortress 2'' itself loves to CrossOver with other games by way of this trope - three times out of five, any given new release on {{Steam}} {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} will award players who pre-order it by letting them use weapons or wear [[NiceHat hats]] taken from that game in [=TF2=]. *** Pre-ordering ''VideoGame/TotalWarRomeII'' on Steam {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} gave you the usual {{Nice Hat}}s, however, it also added a "[[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=11304 Romevision]]" mode for Mann vs. Machine--having the Hardy Laurel equipped (or playing with a player who has it equipped) reskins the robots, the Sentry Buster, the tank and the Carrier Tank to resemble ancient Roman society. As an interesting note, the robots' reskins are just regular items, as they had been available on the Mann Co. Catalog for a while.

* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' preorders came with an exclusive baseball bat weapon, plus those who preordered it specifically on {{Steam}} gained Bill's hat for all classes in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. This [[GameBreaker unbalanced the game a bit]], since if anyone on the team had preordered, the entire team could gain melee weapons where there otherwise would be none. Since the release of ''The Passing'' DLC, however, the bat is available to all players and spawns the same as every other melee weapon in the game.
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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' preorders came with an exclusive baseball bat weapon, plus those who preordered it specifically on {{Steam}} {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} gained Bill's hat for all classes in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. This [[GameBreaker unbalanced the game a bit]], since if anyone on the team had preordered, the entire team could gain melee weapons where there otherwise would be none. Since the release of ''The Passing'' DLC, however, the bat is available to all players and spawns the same as every other melee weapon in the game.

* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' had a reduced price and a free copy of the original Portal (which can be gifted if the buyer already owns Portal) when preordered on Steam.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' had a reduced price and a free copy of the original Portal (which can be gifted if the buyer already owns Portal) when preordered on Steam.{{UsefulNotes/Steam}}.

* Preordering ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', at least on Steam, netted players a free copy of ''Call of Duty 4'' along with it.
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* Preordering ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', at least on Steam, {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}, netted players a free copy of ''Call of Duty 4'' along with it.

* Pre-ordering Valve's Steam Controller and/or Steam Link hardware would give you a copy of ''VideoGame/RocketLeague'', along with Valve's own ''{{VideoGame/Portal 2}}'' (if you already own any of these games, you gain an extra copy to gift to a friend).
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* Pre-ordering Valve's Steam {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} Controller and/or Steam Link hardware would give you a copy of ''VideoGame/RocketLeague'', along with Valve's own ''{{VideoGame/Portal 2}}'' (if you already own any of these games, you gain an extra copy to gift to a friend).
7th Jan '16 7:33:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** ThePretenders ' "977 (New Version)" for those who pre-ordered "Break Up The Concrete" from iTunes.
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** ThePretenders Music/ThePretenders ' "977 (New Version)" for those who pre-ordered "Break Up The Concrete" from iTunes.

** FuneralForAFriend 's "Wrench (Demo)" for those who pre-ordered "The Young And Defenceless" from their PledgeMusic account (which was set up to finance the recording of the EP). ** FuneralForAFriend 's "Red Is The New Black (Acoustic)" for those who pre-ordered the vinyl reissue of "Between Order And Model" from their website.
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** FuneralForAFriend Music/FuneralForAFriend 's "Wrench (Demo)" for those who pre-ordered "The Young And Defenceless" from their PledgeMusic account (which was set up to finance the recording of the EP). ** FuneralForAFriend Music/FuneralForAFriend 's "Red Is The New Black (Acoustic)" for those who pre-ordered the vinyl reissue of "Between Order And Model" from their website.
28th Dec '15 11:49:05 AM res20stupid
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* ''VideoGame/JustCause3'' has 3 weaponized cars as well as a tourist's guide for Medici ([[BoringButPractical which is much more practical than you'd expect]] - it shows where every base and town is so it's easier to find and liberate each).
7th Dec '15 9:10:30 AM Hossmeister
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* Many, many DS games offer a custom stylus as a pre-order bonus (''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All]]'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' are two examples).
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* Many, many DS games offer a custom stylus as a pre-order bonus (''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All]]'' (''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' are two examples).
2nd Dec '15 12:04:04 PM TaylorHyuuga
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* All three of the VisualNovel/ZeroEscape games have a preorder bonus of that games watch.
28th Nov '15 7:41:10 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One'' offered early weapon unlocks, depending on where the game was pre-ordered from.
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* ''Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One'' ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One'' offered early weapon unlocks, depending on where the game was pre-ordered from.

* Preordering ''ForzaMotorsport 4'' would give you the [[CoolCar Mazda RX-7 Spirit-R]] ([[RareVehicles A "unicorn" car]], which cannot be acquired through normal means) for use in ''Forza 3''. You could then import the car into ''Forza 4''. Multiple retailers had their own preorder cars, like the Honda CR-Z from the online Microsoft Store, a BMW 1M from Best Buy, 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX [=STi=] fro Amazon, Alfa Romeo Giulietta from [=GameStop=], and the Mini JCW Clubman from Wal-Mart. The pre-order store cars can all be unlocked for 560 MS points, but the RX-7 remains exclusive to people who preordered, or players who win official contests.
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* Preordering ''ForzaMotorsport ''VideoGame/ForzaMotorsport 4'' would give you the [[CoolCar Mazda RX-7 Spirit-R]] ([[RareVehicles A "unicorn" car]], which cannot be acquired through normal means) for use in ''Forza 3''. You could then import the car into ''Forza 4''. Multiple retailers had their own preorder cars, like the Honda CR-Z from the online Microsoft Store, a BMW 1M from Best Buy, 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX [=STi=] fro Amazon, Alfa Romeo Giulietta from [=GameStop=], and the Mini JCW Clubman from Wal-Mart. The pre-order store cars can all be unlocked for 560 MS points, but the RX-7 remains exclusive to people who preordered, or players who win official contests.

* Preordering ''AsurasWrath'' from Gamestop gets you an official artbook that explains a few more details of the game's story as well as a PennyArcade comic. * Preordering The Amazing Spider-Man game gave you different bonuses depending on where you ordered it from. Preordering from Amazon USA (Or GAME stores in the UK) gave you the Stan Lee Adventure Pack,pre-ordering from [=GameStop=] (Or Amazon UK) gave you the Rhino Challenge. Other stores had the Oscorp Search and Destroy pack.
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* Preordering ''AsurasWrath'' ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' from Gamestop gets you an official artbook that explains a few more details of the game's story as well as a PennyArcade ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' comic. * Preordering The ''The Amazing Spider-Man Spider-Man'' game gave you different bonuses depending on where you ordered it from. Preordering from Amazon USA (Or GAME stores in the UK) gave you the Stan Lee Adventure Pack,pre-ordering from [=GameStop=] (Or Amazon UK) gave you the Rhino Challenge. Other stores had the Oscorp Search and Destroy pack.

* X-Com has taken a page from Kickstarter and runs three tiered pre-order bonuses, depending how many people pre-order the game. Tier 1 (achieved) includes new outlooks for soldiers other aesthetic stuff. Tier 2 (also achieved) has VideoGame/TeamFortress2 hats. Tier 3, if reached, means that everyone who pre-orders the game gets Civ 5 for free.
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* X-Com ''X-Com'' has taken a page from Kickstarter and runs three tiered pre-order bonuses, depending how many people pre-order the game. Tier 1 (achieved) includes new outlooks for soldiers other aesthetic stuff. Tier 2 (also achieved) has VideoGame/TeamFortress2 hats. Tier 3, if reached, means that everyone who pre-orders the game gets Civ 5 for free.

* For a little while in the early Aughts, WizardsOfTheCoast was getting into the action with rare TableTopGames examples. For example, [[TabletopGame/D20Modern D20 Modern]] came with a cloth patch of the symbol of the in-game faction The Knights of the Silver Dragon, and the [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons And Dragons]] 3rd Edition Epic Level Handbook came with a plastic replica of ''Olidammara's Dice''

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]] * For a little while in the early Aughts, WizardsOfTheCoast Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast was getting into the action with rare TableTopGames examples. this action. For example, [[TabletopGame/D20Modern D20 Modern]] ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' came with a cloth patch of the symbol of the in-game faction The Knights of the Silver Dragon, and the [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons And Dragons]] ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd Edition Epic Level Handbook came with a plastic replica of ''Olidammara's Dice'' Dice''. [[/folder]]
28th Nov '15 7:37:59 PM Prfnoff
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* Occasionally, anime licencors also give out bonuses for people that preorder the [=DVDs=]. For example, ''VictorianRomanceEmma'' included everyone who preordered the first boxset of the anime by a certain date in the credits (since they were able to use the money they made on preorders to actually help fund the release).

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[[folder:Anime]] * Occasionally, anime licencors licensors also give out bonuses for people that preorder the [=DVDs=]. For example, ''VictorianRomanceEmma'' ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'' included everyone who preordered the first boxset of the anime by a certain date in the credits (since they were able to use the money they made on preorders to actually help fund the release).release). [[/folder]]
28th Nov '15 7:36:26 PM Prfnoff
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Many game retailers have different Pre Order Bonuses for the same game, meaning that if you're a completist you have to either buy the game several times or hope that some of it later becomes DLC.

** The pre-order packages for the various ''GuildWars'' products tend to include infinitely-available in-game weapons for your game account, as well as trial account keys and access to preview event weekends for the product you've just pre-ordered. The quality of some of those weapons is sometimes worth the pre-order alone. ** ''Tabula Rasa'' gave those who pre-ordered the game access to beta, a 3-day headstart and two purely decorative pets. Also, it had an event that gave out several bonuses of its own during that headstart, effectively making them a limited preorder bonus. * ''Dewy's Adventure'' and ''Elebits'' both game with limited edition stuffed toys of the main characters.
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** The pre-order packages for the various ''GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' products tend to include infinitely-available in-game weapons for your game account, as well as trial account keys and access to preview event weekends for the product you've just pre-ordered. The quality of some of those weapons is sometimes worth the pre-order alone. ** ''Tabula Rasa'' ''VideoGame/TabulaRasa'' gave those who pre-ordered the game access to beta, a 3-day headstart and two purely decorative pets. Also, it had an event that gave out several bonuses of its own during that headstart, effectively making them a limited preorder bonus. * ''Dewy's Adventure'' ''VideoGame/DewysAdventure'' and ''Elebits'' ''VideoGame/{{Elebits}}'' both game came with limited edition stuffed toys of the main characters.

* Parodied by ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/5/30/ here.]] * Buyers that preordered the American version of ''{{Pokemon}} Colosseum'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube also received a bonus disk that allowed them to download a Jirachi, a Legendary Pokémon. Japanese players also got a bonus disc, but theirs contained Celebi and a special Pikachu instead.
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* Parodied by ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/5/30/ here.]] * Buyers that preordered the American version of ''{{Pokemon}} Colosseum'' ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube also received a bonus disk that allowed them to download a Jirachi, a Legendary Pokémon. Japanese players also got a bonus disc, but theirs contained Celebi and a special Pikachu instead.

* ''BrutalLegend'' gives players the chance to use The Love Giver guitar, made famous by Creator/JackBlack and his band ''Music/TenaciousD''.
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* ''BrutalLegend'' ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' gives players the chance to use The Love Giver guitar, made famous by Creator/JackBlack and his band ''Music/TenaciousD''.Music/TenaciousD.

* Many game retailers have different {{Pre Order Bonus}}es for the same game, meaning that if you're a completist you have to either buy the game several times or hope that some of it later becomes DLC. * The preorder bonus for ''LuminousArc2'' have the game comes in a very pretty, shiny box, along with a soundtrack and artbook.
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* Many game retailers have different {{Pre Order Bonus}}es for the same game, meaning that if you're a completist you have to either buy the game several times or hope that some of it later becomes DLC. * The preorder bonus for ''LuminousArc2'' ''VideoGame/LuminousArc2'' have the game comes in a very pretty, shiny box, along with a soundtrack and artbook.


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[[folder:Webcomics]] * Parodied by ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/5/30/ here.]] [[/folder]]
19th Nov '15 5:07:36 PM nombretomado
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* Most ''HarvestMoon'' games offer a plush cow keychain. Yeah, I know. ** Now, they, and their [[RuneFactory fantasy counterparts]], come with plushies. Usually, cows or chickens.
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* Most ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games offer a plush cow keychain. Yeah, I know. ** Now, they, and their [[RuneFactory [[VideoGame/RuneFactory fantasy counterparts]], come with plushies. Usually, cows or chickens.
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