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.

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djduke316
djduke316
11 years ago

Do we really need this?

Kiengo
Kiengo
11 years ago

I really need John Shepard. I do. And I'm so glad he's posted again.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Sounds interesting 😀
Might get might get

Capcom's awesome, they've easily become my favorite Japanese game company.

I NEED SFIV, it so pisses me off that other people already have it! >:e

laksh
laksh
11 years ago

me too.

foxhound_07
foxhound_07
11 years ago

so to get the card first do i have to pay a fee or what??

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

I'm picking my copy of SFIV tommorow and who needs a credit card these days wit the economy as bad as it is.

PSN ID: V-Dizzo-F

Kiengo
Kiengo
11 years ago

http://www.capcom-unity-card.com/?faq

Scroll all the way down to the bottom. Not only does the card cost $9.95, but it has a $4.95 monthly fee!

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Wow. Crap.

-Arvis

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Damn, I see John Shepard beat me to the story.
(good job)

Anyways, if anyone wants to see all the pictures of these available cards, I just finished putting an article about this over in our forum. Just look in the "Gaming Discussions folder.
(BTW, I've just posted about 18 other articles on the form too, some are in the PS3, PSP, off-topic & X-box folders)


Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/16/2009 11:42:35 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I recently hyped up my PS3 enough to get my bro to buy one and I didn't know the original credit card deal had expired but told him about the deal and after he inquired with Sony they gave him $100 off and 500 points to spend. Nice people them.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/16/2009 11:56:00 PM

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Can you guys believe my GameStop did not get their shipment of SF4 today?!? I have to wait until tomorrow to play it. The waiting is reaching fatal levels.

-Arvis

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

I saw the flyer for this inside my SFIV case. Pointless unless you plan to buy stuff off their website really.