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Assassin’s Creed: Unity has one of the strangest pre-order bonuses we’ve seen

Tuesday, 24th June 2014 00:19 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Pre-order Assassin’s Creed: Unity not just for extra stuff, but for the chance to score extra stuff.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity pre-orders in North America entitle the bearer to five spins per week on a virtual slot machine called the Guillotine Prize Drop, according to the video above. The wheel offers prizes such as in-game content and merchandise, but ranging all the way up to an all-expenses trip to Paris.

All pre-orders also include a single-player mission called Chemical Revolution add-on mission. As is currently de rigeur, especially at Ubisoft, various retailers will be offering specific additional pre-order bonuses. Accoding to Polygon, Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop and Walmart each offer a different weapon, and you should ask your favourite games store what they have on offer.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is expected on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in October.

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  1. Rosseu

    There’s also an “unlock true ultra high graphics setting for the pc” prize if you get lucky

    #1 4 weeks ago
  2. OrbitMonkey

    Gimmicks rarely bode well in terms of quality.

    This is some freemium grade gimmickery right here :/

    #2 4 weeks ago
  3. aussigamer

    Id pre-order for that

    #3 4 weeks ago
  4. TheWulf

    I really don’t like this. It’s genuinely distasteful, frankly, because of how sleazy it is. I think that with every year that passes, big budget AAA publishers get more and more questionable. This is pure exploitation, plain and simple, playing on weak minds who’re easily addicted to gambling. This can cause a gambling addiction just as easily as a slot machine, and they know that, they’re just counting on stupidity.

    This is another dent in Ubisoft’s reputation. First low brow appeasers, now exploiters of people too stupid to know better. And people are affected by this kind of thing. I’ve a friend whose parents are steadfast gamblers, and that they’re always trying to borrow money from her to throw away to their habit causes her great amounts of stress.

    If you allow for the exploitation of stupid people, stupid people will be exploited without even realising it, and this will cascade out to harm others. And this isn’t anything quite as innocuous as the Facebook game spam exploitations, either.

    Yeah, next to no respect for Ubisoft at this point.

    #4 4 weeks ago
  5. TheWulf

    I mean, really, with all that’s been going on, lately… did I miss a memo?

    It feels like most of the big names are trying to out-sleaze each other in as many horrible ways as possible. Yay capitalism, I guess?

    #5 4 weeks ago
  6. LisciousOne

    pre-order now and receive behind the scenes documentary footage called “Switcheroo: The Downgrade”

    #6 4 weeks ago
  7. Erthazus

    EXPLOSIVE CHEMICAL MISSION.

    XPLOSIONS FROM MICHAEL BAY

    #7 4 weeks ago
  8. Tormenter

    @aussigamer

    Which is the reason these stupid things can exist in the first place.

    OrbitMonkey is quite correct, such bullshittery wouldn’t be neccessary on a title that held the full confidence of the devs/pub.

    #8 4 weeks ago
  9. Gheritt White

    @Rosseu LOL :-D

    #9 4 weeks ago
  10. polygem

    I´d love to get rid of all these stupid preorder bonusses in general and get a 10, 15% discount for preordering instead. Thank you.

    #10 4 weeks ago
  11. Gheritt White

    @polygem An excellent idea, don’t know why more publishers don’t do it, although a 5% – 10% discount is more viable (for them, ast least).

    #11 4 weeks ago