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Old January 15th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Pre-order Incentives Information

In an attempt to get all the Pre-order details into one informative thread, I'm going to add this as a sticky. Lets work together to get all the pre-order incentives into one thread and one list. That way people won't have to search through the whole forum to find what they are looking for.

Here is a breakdown of what is included in each edition:

North America

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GameStop Exclusive Pre-Order Content in North America

*Four Playable Movie Characters
Players will be able to fight for their squad’s survival and confront hordes of enemies as the original ALIENS film icons Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone.
*Additional Marines Character Customization Options
*Ripley’s Flamethrower

Digital Download from Gamestop also includes:

*The S.H.A.R.P. Rifle

Collector’s Edition

High Quality Resin Powerloader Figurine in Limited Edition Xeno Hive Box
*Four Playable Movie Characters
Players will be able to fight for their squad’s survival and confront hordes of enemies as the original ALIENS film icons Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone.
*Additional Marines Character Customization Options
*Ripley’s Flamethrower
*Exclusive Multiplayer Weapons
-Sonic Electronic Ball Breakers
-Phase Plasma Rifle
*Exclusive Game Level
*USCM Academy Firing Range
*USCM Dossier
*Mission Brief
*USS Sephora Schematic
*Recruitment Card
*LV-426 Recon Photo
*USCM Iron-on Badges
*USCM Graduation Certificate

International

Limited Edition for Pre-Order

*Four Playable Movie Characters
Players will be able to fight for their squad’s survival and confront hordes of enemies as the original ALIENS film icons Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone.
*Additional Marines Character Customization Options
*Ripley’s Flamethrower

Collector’s Edition

*High Quality Resin Powerloader Figurine in Limited Edition Xeno Hive Box
*Four Playable Movie Characters
Players will be able to fight for their squad’s survival and confront hordes of enemies as the original ALIENS film icons Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone.
*Additional Marines Character Customization Options
*Ripley’s Flamethrower
Exclusive Multiplayer Weapons
-Sonic Electronic Ball Breakers
-Phase Plasma Rifle
*Exclusive Game Level
*USCM Academy Firing Range
*USCM Dossier
*Mission Brief
*USS Sephora Schematic
*Recruitment Card
*LV-426 Recon Photo
*USCM Iron-on Badges
*USCM Graduation Certificate[/QUOTE]


Here is a breakdown of preorder bonuses by retailer:

Gamestop Preorder:
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*Pre-order Aliens Colonial Marines and receive the Exclusive Competitive Multiplayer Pack!
*Four Playable Movie Characters: Players will be able to fight for their squad's survival and confront hordes of enemies as the original ALIENS film icons Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone.
*Additional Marines Character Customization Options
*Ripley's Flamethrower
*Online Customers: Code will be emailed within 2 business days after your order ships.
*Store / In-Store Pickup Customers: Code will be printed on your receipt at time of pickup.
Gamestop digital download version:

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*Pre-purchase Aliens Colonial Marines and receive the Exclusive Competitive Multiplayer Pack!
*Four Playable Movie Characters: Players will be able to fight for their squad's survival and confront hordes of enemies as the original ALIENS film icons Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone.
*Additional Marines Character Customization Options
*Ripley's Flamethrower
*The S.H.A.R.P. Rifle
As referenced by Hudson in Aliens the prototype sonic-harpoon artillery remote projectile (S.H.A.R.P.) rifle fires time-delayed, explosive-tipped darts that embed themselves into enemies or terrain.

Amazon
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*Amazon (US) pre-order bonuses include a Sonic-Harpoon Artillery Remote Projectile (or S.H.A.R.P.) stick rifle

Steam
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*Steam pre-order bonuses include a Sonic-Harpoon Artillery Remote Projectile (or S.H.A.R.P.) stick rifle

Game (UK)
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Aliens: Colonial Marines Extermination Edition on PC Contains:

*Four Movie Characters Sgt Apone, Cpl Hicks, Pvt Hudson and Pvt Drake.
*Ripley's Flamethrower
*Additional Marine Customization items
*Sawed-Off Double Barrel Shotgun
*Gear Upgrade Boost - Gain early access to Epic weapon upgrades

Other?



Frequently asked questions:

Q: Originally Posted by Alien1099
This is to be a Steam activated/integrated game though correct? So if you did buy it from Gamestop, it will be activated on Steam and put it in your Steam library for download/updates right?

ChrisF (GBX): Correct. Aliens: Colonial Marines is a Steamworks title on PC, so it activates on Steam regardless of where you buy it.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pre-order Incentives Information

damn it >.< want dat sharp rifle so bad now, codes from US wont work in the UK either. However, the Uk does get the sawed-off, but that's part of a different edition of the game, not a preorder bonus. I dont see problem with content exclusive to different editions to the game, but content exclusive to particular countries is kind of annoying.

thnx for this thread tho tonks.

I dont really think that the exclusive weapons will not stay exclusive, since the thing with the extermination edition where u gain "early access" to the weapon upgrades, and yet no "early access" is said to be given to the weapons in CE and preorders. When they say exclusive, i think they mean exclusive.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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Highly useful thread.Keep up good work Tonks!
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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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thanks, can you clarify what will be purchasable as dlc at a later date?
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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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thanks, can you clarify what will be purchasable as dlc at a later date?
This might be of use in this thread

http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/sh...5&postcount=38

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Just heard back about Collector's Edition and pre-order bonus content for PC.

For North America: Those that pre-order the digial download of Aliens: Colonial Marines from GameStop will receive the GameStop Pre-Order Bonus (Hudson, Hicks, Drake, Apone, Ripley's Flamethrower, Addtl. Customization Options) but there are no plans to release a Collector's Edition of Aliens: Colonial Marines on PC in North America. For those that don't pre-order the digital download version from GameStop, all of the in-game items contained in the GameStop Pre-Order Bonus will be available for purchase at some point after the launch of the game. I'm checking to see if the in-game items exclusive to the Collector's Edition (USCM Academy Firing Range, Phase Plasma Rifle, Sonic Electronic Ball Breakers) will be made available for those in North America, and will update this post once I have more details there.

For International: Both a Limited Edition and Collector's Edition of Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available on PC internationally. In addition, all of the in-game items contained in the Limited Edition will be available for purchase at some point after the launch of the game.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:17 PM   #6
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This might be of use in this thread

http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/sh...5&postcount=38
quite a chunck on information, good haul moosh

so, that tells us that Hick's, Hudson, Drake, Apone, ripley's flamethrower and sharp rifle will all become purchasable eventually.
However SEBB's and PPR will not do so.

Digital content for PC will all be available to download eventually if u dont download it. it''d be pretty unfair if that wasn't the case.

I have to agree with this decision since it'd be a real shame for some fans like us of Aliens who may be unaware the game is coming out and the preorder bonus, to miss out on ripleys flamethrower and the legacy charecters. Friend of mine on xbox is a huge fan but he cant preorder because he has no money for it atm, so for him to miss the chance to get legacy chaarecters would be a shame.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #7
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Don't forget that GameStop (US) has additional content for the Digital DL version of A:CM LE.

They also get the SHARP rifle plus all the normal physical copy preorder bonus stuff.

Edit: Here's the links to that info.

Physical copy of A:CM from GameStop:
http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/ali...-marines/69387
Digital DL copy of A:CM from GameStop:
http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/ali...marines/103131

From Thread Steam Pre-order + System requirements: Post #s 62, 64 and 65.

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Don't forget that GameStop (US) has additional content for the Digital DL version of A:CM LE.

They also get the SHARP rifle plus all the normal physical copy preorder bonus stuff.

Edit: Here's the links to that info.

Physical copy of A:CM from GameStop:
http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/ali...-marines/69387
Digital DL copy of A:CM from GameStop:
http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/ali...marines/103131

From Thread Steam Pre-order + System requirements: Post #s 62, 64 and 65.
What is the additional content for gamestop US? all it says is the legacy charecters+ripleys flamethrower etc.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 07:12 PM   #9
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The Digital copy gets the SHARP rifle added to all the rest of the stuff.

Now the link doesn't work but it did yesterday.

Try this link:
http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/ali...marines/103131

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Bonus!
More details
Pre-purchase Aliens Colonial Marines and receive the Exclusive Competitive Multiplayer Pack!

Four Playable Movie Characters: Players will be able to fight for their squad's survival and confront hordes of enemies as the original ALIENS film icons Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone.

Additional Marines Character Customization Options

Ripley's Flamethrower

Bonus!
More details
The S.H.A.R.P. Rifle

As referenced by Hudson in Aliens the prototype sonic-harpoon artillery remote projectile (S.H.A.R.P.) rifle fires time-delayed, explosive-tipped darts that embed themselves into enemies or terrain.
This is for the digital Download version of A:CM from GameStop (US).

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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:03 PM   #10
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If i get a copy of the collectors Edition Imported from the UK to the US will the Game codes and DLC codes work in the US? and yes i know they wont ship it here from amazon. I have my ways!!!!
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