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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth pre-order bonuses, CE detailed

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Atlus has revealed the premium edition and pre-order bonuses for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The $49.99 standard release will include two pre-order/first-run bonuses: a set of tarot cards including Arcanas XI-XXI—the first set will be included with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax—and special packaging. The collector’s release, The Wild Cards Premium Edition, will cost $79.99 and include the same pre-order and first-run bonus tarot card set, an art booklet, a music CD with select tracks, a 3DS XL deluxe hard case, and special packaging. Atlus also emphasized that the extras and premium items will be limited and not re-released in the future.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt editions, pre-order extras revealed

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During their GOG.com Summer Conference, CD Projekt Red detailed a Collector’s Edition and pre-order bonuses for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Wild Hunt will be available in three versions: a digital version, a standard boxed version, and the Collector’s Edition. The standard physical release will include the game, the soundtrack, an informational book titled Witcher Universe – The Compendium, a map, a set of stickers, and a protective sleeve. The Collector’s Edition includes even more, adding a steelbook box, a 200-page art book, a Witcher medallion, and a 33x24x26 cm hand-painted figure of Geralt of Rivia fighting a Griffin. There will even be an inner and outer box to store the goods.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call release date, CE detailed

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS) LE, Release Date Announcement - Set

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be hitting store shelves on September 16. Square Enix also announced that a $69.99 Collector’s Edition will be available alongside the $39.99 standard edition. The premium release is limited to 5,000 copies and will include a branded Collector’s Pouch, a 20-track soundtrack (The Best of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call), a five-track remixed soundtrack (Remix Selections), and five CollectaCards. The set is only available through Square Enix Online Store. Additionally, a pre-order bonus from Amazon was also announced, with early buyers receiving an upgrade to a Limited Edition version of the game that comes bundled with the Remix Selections CD.

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The Evil Within bumped pack to October, pre-order bonus detailed

Bethesda has announced that Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title The Evil Within has been pushed back to October 21. Originally scheduled to launch on August 26, the studio noted in a statement that Shinji Mikami and co. asked for more time to “refine the game in order to deliver the polished, terrifying pure survival horror experience they set out to create.” It’s not all bad news, however, as Bethesda also announced a new pre-order bonus, The Fighting Chance Pack. The pack, detailed below, includes weapons, a health-boosting gel, and an attribute-upgrading item.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV release dates confirmed, promo revealed

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Capcom has confirmed that Ultra Street Fighter IV will be initially available as a download upgrade for SFIV on June 3 for PS3 and on June 4 for 360. The release date for the physical version was also confirmed, with both versions hitting store shelves on August 5. The PC version will go live in both formats, as a full download and an upgrade, on August 8 via Steam. As a pre-order bonus, gamers who put down on any version will receive the 2014 Challengers Costume Pack, which will include alternate costumes for all five of the new characters: Gladiator Decapre, Jungle Elena, Medieval Hugo, Pirate Poison, and Wizard Rolento. The promo begins today.

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Destiny co-op action showcased in The Devils’ Lair gameplay trailer

Gamers eager to check out Destiny can see more of what Bungie has in store with a new seven-minute-long gameplay trailer. The video, titled The Devils’ Lair, features players joining together to clear out a makeshift colony in the midst of a battle between the Fallen and the Hive. It was also announced that GameStop Power Up Rewards members who pre-order before September 9 will receive an upgraded Sparrow vehicle that sports increased boost, speed, and durability.

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Bandai Namco announces Grid Autosport, Tales of Hearts R, more

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Bandai Namco has announced a slew of new titles across all platforms. Some of the highlights include the development of Grid Autosport for 360, PC, and PS3, the localization of both Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment and Tales of Hearts R for PS Vita, and details about Tales of Xillia 2’s $130 Collector’s Edition. Additional info about each of those, and more, can be found below. We’ve also posted some new screenshots from the free-to-play PSN release Ace Combat Infinity, the PC version of Dark Souls II, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle for PS3.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition to be released for consoles, PC this October

BioWare and EA have announced that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be hitting store shelves and launching online on October 7. The release also revealed that gamers who pre-order will receive the Flames of the Inquisition pack for free, though no details are available as to what the download will include.

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Tropico 5 pre-order, first-run copies to be Limited Special Edition

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Kalypso has announced that pre-order and launch copies of Tropico 5 will be available as Limited Special Edition versions. The physical and digital releases will include different goodies. The boxed copies will come with a special avatar costume for El Presidente, the Bayo del Olfato sandbox map, and two physical extras (a Tropico passport and postcard). The digital version is currently on Steam for 10% off and offers the Businessman avatar costume and Isla de Vapor sandbox map. The Steam version will also receive additional bonuses depending on the number of pre-orders. For those looking to save extras cash, pre-ordering through the Kalypso Launcher offers a 15% discount.

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Wargame Red Dragon gets warships in new Early Access update

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Wargame Red Dragon is nearing completion, and gamers who have purchased the Steam Early Access version now have the chance to try out one of the final rounds of new content before release, warships (cruisers, destroyers, frigates, and more). Four new screens were released showing the latest additions in action. For series fans, today also marks the beginning of the final week for owners of AirLand Battle to receive a pre-order discount of 25% off of Red Dragon.

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