As summer winds down and fall creeps in as does the onslaught of sweaters and arcade fighters.
But fear not! Bikini’s aren’t going anywhere!
This Summer/Fall we all have something to cheer about. But the reason I‘m here is because I wanted to remind you about the awesomeness of preordering. One, you don’t have to worry about hunting the game down. Two, free stuff. If there’s anything we love more than video games, its free stuff. So here’s a little rundown of preorder bonuses each respective title is offering:
Are you ready?
Round 1! Welcome to the Arena!
Coming out early August is a newcomer to the scene… Persona 4 Arena. Featuring characters and art from the beloved Persona 4 game this 2D fighter is full of beautiful graphics and iconic music. So iconic that Atlus is throwing in a free soundtrack with its pre-orders.
Round 2! Tag you’re it!
We got a taste of Tekken earlier in the year with SFxTK but if you’re like me the game left you hungry for that 3D Tekken that we crave. Fear not! Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will satiate your hunger with a delicious new game due out on September 11. With this pre-order deliciousness you’ll pick up:
- DLC characters Angel, Michelle Chang, Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre
- Access to the Snoop Dogg stage (what?!)
- Behind the scenes video and art galleries
- Girl Power poster ft. Anna and Nina
- PSN theme pack ft Raven and Yoshimitsu
- BIKINI DOWNLOADS FOR ALL CHARACTERS!!!
So yes, you will see Kuma and Roger in bikinis… and Lili too!
Round 3! Extra Bouncy!
Perhaps getting a bit of a late start in the recent stream of fighters Dead or Alive is back in a big way with Dead or Alive 5. Scheduled for a September 25th release Tecmo is offering some serious cushioning for its collector’s edition and pre-order premiums. True to its reputation a bikini costume DLC will be available for the female characters including Bunny/ Angel swimsuits for the standard pre-order while the collector’s edition will also include a full set of bikinis for the female characters. In addition to bouncy, flouncy, fun fun fun the collector’s edition also includes:
- Embossed Steel Case
- Hardcover Art Book
- Game Soundtrack
- DoA5 “I’m a fighter” poster
Round 4! Go for broke!
Are your pockets hurting yet? Not one to miss out on a sexy party Street Fighter is here to celebrate its 25th anniversary by releasing the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection on September 18. Definitely the monster of the bunch at a sonic booming 150 Bison (and US) dollars the set includes:
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
- Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition.
- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade edition with all costumes DLC
- Street Fighter X Tekken with all Characters and Costume DLC
- A LIGHT UP Ryu Statue
- Blu-Ray Video set including a documentary, the animes and both series (What about the Van-Damme and Chun Li Movies?!)
- A Soundtrack spanning 11 discs and 25 years, plus 2 more discs with remixes and fan music
- A full sized replica Ryu belt
Each set is numbered and comes with a certificate with proof and fancy numbers. It also comes in a fancy box; I know you guys love fancy boxes.
A NEW CHALLENGER!
As you may have heard, Sony is jumping on the wagon with their very own Smash Brothers-esque brawler with Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. And they aren’t going to cheat you on the pre-orders either. Right now there is a lovely list of unlocked character costumes including:
- Fat Princess
- Colonel Radec
- Sweet Tooth
- Sly Cooper
- Nathan Drake
- Big Daddy
- Heihachi Mishima
- Toro Inoue
This game looks to be an exciting challenger to the genre!
And of course, stay tuned for future coverage as we will be on top of all these games.
So with all that being said, time to turn in some quarters and lock down some free shenanigans!