Pre-order incentives are big these days. And if you're a die-hard metalhead and you've been waiting for Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend all year long, you'll want to take advantage of GameStop's pre-purchase bonuses.
As outlined over at GameStop's site , the first bonus is an exclusive Tenacious D guitar/weapon, which features "an entirely new and different suite of effects" plus fresh voiceover work by Jack Black and Kyle Glass. We had heard about this in the past, but the second bonus makes it even more worthwhile: pre-ordering gets you free access to the incoming demo; you'll get a chance to play it on September 17, a full week before anyone else can see it. You can pre-order either online or in the store; you'll get both bonuses either way, and with that nice in-game guitar that nobody else will receive, it's not a bad deal. After all, you only have to drop $5 down for a pre-order and it's not like you have to pay more money…the extras are free, provided you're just a little proactive. The game is slated to arrive on October 13, and it's only one of several big titles slated for that month; the only bad news for Double Fine Productions is that Brutal Legend launches on the same day as Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves . …uh-oh.
But we really hope that Tim Schafer delivers yet another gem and that gamers will reward him this time around. It might suck to buy both titles on the same day, but if they rule…well, you gotta pay for the good stuff.
Related Game(s): Brutal Legend