Publishers have to be creative and inventive when it comes to pre-order bonuses these days. Multiplayer skins are just a snoozer. Seriously.
So Capcom is trying something interesting: If you pre-order Resident Evil 6 from the publisher's online store , you will receive a totally free Umbrella umbrella.
…no, we didn't stutter. Fans of the franchise know exactly what that means. The sinister corporation that is so often part of virus outbreaks in the world of Resident Evil is called Umbrella, and their logo is – you guessed it – a red and white umbrella. If you haven't been paying attention, RE6 lands on October 2 in the US and features series superstars Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield, along with a newcomer to the RE fold, Jake Muller (son of the now-infamous Albert Wesker). Capcom has high expectations for the title, anticipating that it will become the best-selling game in the publisher's lengthy history.
But if they're going to hit their goal of 7 million copies sold worldwide, you're gonna have to do your part. And the best way to insure that is to pick it up early and grab yourself a cool umbrella.
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 6