Updated Dishonored Tarot Deck for GameStop/EB Pre-Orders

Beginning today on GameStop.com (and EB Games Canada), folks that pre-order Dishonored Game of the Year Edition will receive our special edition ‘Game of the Year’  Tarot cards.

Like a traditional Tarot deck, the package includes 78 cards, as well as instructions to play one of Dunwall’s most popular card games, The Game of Nancy. If you already have the Tarot Deck released with the original release of the game, the new Tarot deck features 13 all-new cards. New cards include memorable characters from Dishonored’s add-ons — including Delilah, Billie Lurk, and Lizzy Stride.

UK Pre-Order bonuses for Dishonored

Exciting times in the UK. As the hours countdown to the Olympic opening ceremonies, Dishonored fans can ready for the game with newly-announced pre-order bonuses. Coincidence? I think not.

Physical and downloadable bonuses are available from and include:

GAME & GameStation Special Edition – includes a 72 tarot card deck with instructions to play the ‘Game of Nancy’  & the Arcane Assassin Downloadable Upgrade Pack, which includes:

  • VOID CHANNEL: Powers duration and damage bonus {exclusive}
  • WHITE RAT FRIEND: White rats will not be hostile {exclusive}
  • GUTTER FEAST: White rat consumption for mana {exclusive}
  • WHALE IN-GAME STATUE: Unlocks one additional slot for bone charm bonuses {start with an extra slot earlier on}
  • UNHIDDEN BOOK: “Filed Notes: The Journal of Granny Rags” {exclusive}
  • 500 BONUS COINS

Learn pre-order bonuses for TESCO, Shop.to.net, and Amazon after the break…

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Pre-order items for Dishonored announced

 

With E3 less than a week away, expect to start seeing a lot more of Dishonored. To get a jump start, today we’re revealing US pre-order incentives that will be available at launch.

Physical and downloadable bonuses include:

  • GameStop – Arcane Assassin Downloadable Upgrade Pack & Dishonored Tarot cards
  • Best Buy – Shadow Rat Downloadable Upgrade Pack & Whale Oil USB Lamp
  • Amazon – Backstreet Butcher Downloadable Upgrade Pack
  • Walmart – Acrobatic Killer Downloadable Upgrade Pack
  • Target – Smart Phone Dishonored Decal

More pre-order information, including details on territories outside of the United States, will arrive in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, check out the Flickr slideshow below for more details on these pre-order only items.

New CE pics of Alduin, the World Eater

I’ve got good news and bad news…

Bad news: I no longer have the 12″ Alduin statue from the Skyrim CE on my desk. Womp Waaah!

Good news: I’ve got new pictures, courtesy of our expert marketing artist, Lindsay Westcott!

If you want your own statue, visit the official Elder Scrolls website for pre-order info. And when I get more CE goodies to share (hopefully at my desk), I’ll share pics on the blog.

Get a premium Skyrim map with your preorder

Get a premium Skyrim map with your preorder

Making real maps of our fantasy worlds is an Elder Scrolls tradition. As Todd Howard said all the way back in a Morrowind blog post, “There’s something about having a physical object in your hands that feels like it’s part of this other world, that you are that person in the game, finding your way among the hills.”

With that in mind, today we are announcing that anyone who preorders Skyrim will automatically receive a premium quality world map with their copy as a no-extra-cost-to-you bonus.

To guarantee your copy of your premium quality world map, please pre-order today.

Update: We’ve received plenty of questions about the map. So you know, it’s a high-grade material that has a feel similar to burlap, and will be available in North America and European territories. There will be a regular paper map included in all copies of the game, but if you want to get the premium map, we recommend pre-ordering the game.

The early bird gets the double-barrel shotgun

Today we’re excited to announce that if you pre-order RAGE, you’ll automatically get upgraded to the Anarchy Edition, which adds four downloadable in-game items to your post-apocalyptic arsenal. The items include…

  • A Double Barrel Shotgun
  • Crimson Elite Armor
  • Fists of RAGE
  • Rat Rod Buggy

All four items are exclusive to the Anarchy Edition — available in the US and Canada with your pre-order from GameStop, Amazon.com, Steam, or Direct2Drive. For folks pre-ordering in Europe, we’ll have more details soon.

In case you’ve been under a meteor or sleeping in an ark, RAGE releases on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 13th (September 16th for Europe).

Brink’s DOOM Pack previewed

Recently GameStop put up a new video showcasing their pre-order bonus for Brink in North America. For those of you that might have missed it, the DOOM Pack features the following in-game items…

  • Unique “Hellspawn” body tattoo
  • Exclusive UAC (Security) and Cacodemon (Resistance) customized skins for the Bulpdaun SMG
  • Exclusive UAC Marine Body Armor (Security) and Lost Soul Screaming Skull
  • (Resistance) t-shirts, exclusive UAC beanie cap (Security), and DOOM bandana (Resistance)

For more details, visit GameStop’s website. If you want the DOOM Pack and you’re outside North Amercia, check our blog post here.

PAX East – Q: What does the code mean? A: A gift card for you!

Earlier this week, we shared the public invite for our Brink event at PAX East (tonight at 8 pm!). When we posted it, we received questions from folks wondering about that funky-looking barcode (also in the image above). That’s a QR code, and with it, smartphone users can access our PAX East mini-site for Brink. The page features wallpapers, screenshots, videos, and an opportunity to get a $5 gift card with your pre-order for Brink at Best Buy.

To access the page, snap a pic of the QR code with your smartphone and load a QR code app. If you’re at a desktop computer, you can get more details here.