Did you pick up that PlayStation credit card last year? If you did it before December 31, they tossed you $150 off the purchase of a new PlayStation 3, you know. But if that didn't float your boat, and you still want some game-branded plastic, Capcom has you covered.
Here they are: Capcom's branded, pre-paid Visa cards. The first batch will boast images from Street Fighter IV , Resident Evil 5 , and Bionic Commando . It's called the Capcom Unity Card, and it should be available today, February 17…gee, I wonder why? Now, you always get cool incentives for picking up cards, and the immediate benefit of the Capcom Unity Card is the 15% discount off any purchases made with the card on Capcom's online store. See, this is not a credit card: for every dollar added to these "rechargeable" cards, you will receive five Capcom Unity Points, which can be redeemed at the Capcom Unity website . If you want to learn more about the card, go right ahead ; it's a pretty cool concept. There are gonna be raffles, auctions, "a larger suite of rewards," and "exclusive access" to things like beta/demo programs. Another interesting tidbit: if you get the card, you can actually send money to other people's cards online. Obviously, this works best if you're a veteran fan of the publisher and intend to frequent Capcom's online store.
And yes, Street Fighter IV launches today. So if you're a fighting fan and it's not on your list of "must-buys," we ask you to check your pulse.