Dead or Alive 5 Preorder Incentives

Alexa Ray Corriea for Polygon:

Tecmo Koei announced preorder incentives and a Collector’s Edition for Dead or Alive 5 today, both to include bunny-style swimsuit skins for the game’s female fighters.

Players who preorder DOA5 from Gamestop will receive the DOA Angels pack, a set of white swimsuits for characters Kasumi, Leifang, and Hitomi. Preordering from Amazon will net buyers the DOA Devils pack, featuring black suits for Christie, Tina, and Ayane.

I’m not sure whether to be impressed or mortified by the sheer moxie required to do this in the post-E3 gaming environment.

Real progress.

Watch Dogs

This was the game of the day for me yesterday. The premise is sound and the gameplay looks to be amazing (though it remains to be seen how scripted it will be).

And some early gameplay:

I find it interesting that there’s a bunch of games that intend to play on our fears of digital control and data collection.

Wizorb Gets PlayStation Mini-fied

Harry Monogenis for Destructoid:

Beatshapers and Tribute Games have announced that Wizorb will be made into a PlayStation Minis title and launch on the PSP, PS3 and PlayStation Vita sometime “in June” with a $3.99 price tag.

The Vita version is sold. I tried this game out as an Xbox Live Indie, but couldn’t bring myself to purchase it (a common trait to all XBIG games for me).

It’s a great fit for a handheld.

Gorilla Warfare

Rockstar Blog:

For everyone picking up the game and swinging into Max Payne 3 Multiplayer this week, we’ve got a FREE bonus downloadable Pack available to everyone on PSN and Xbox LIVE (also coming on launch day for the PC version as well) to kick off Multiplayer and help you go ape on the competition – the Gorilla Warfare Pack.

The Gorilla Warfare Pack includes three items that can be added to customize your Multiplayer Loadout in Max Payne 3 — the Gorilla Mask Item gives you extra adrenaline for melee kills from behind, the Lucky Coin Item gives you extra cash when looting bodies, and the Booby Trap item makes your corpse booby trapped so that it explodes when looted by another player.

I totally blogged this just so I could post that screenshot.

I haven’t yet dipped into the multiplayer in Max Payne 3. I ripped through the first four chapters of the story last night and so far I am impressed.

The Halo 4 Limited Edition Reveal

The Halo Bulletin:

“If all those things come with the Limited Edition, what are they going to put in the Legendary Edition?” Here is the answer to that question: There will be two options available at retail for Halo 4 – the regular version of the game and the aforementioned Limited Edition. We decided to focus our efforts on a single special edition instead of numerous ones so you wouldn’t have to pick and choose between what ancillary items you want. Now your primary choice is whether or not you just want the game, or the game along with all the goodies. And we’re hoping we made that decision an easy one for you…

Yup. Sold.

And the list of things you get (including, it appears, all map DLC for the game in the future) is perhaps the best Limited Edition I’ve seen for a game in a while.