Special editions and pre-orders are traditionally full of gimmicks designed to part gamers from their money long before a game is released. “Exclusive day-one DLC of a gun that is so good it will break the game!” “New outfit for the main character!” “A totally unusable controller that has buttons that look like stuff from the game but they’re positioned in the stupidest way imaginable!” “Horse armor!"
But Saints Row IV is finally offering a deal worth ponying up some (serious) cash for. The $1,000,000 Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition includes:
Saints Row IV : Commander in Chief Edition (the actual game)
A full sized replica Dubstep Gun
Seven nights at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington
A trip to space with Virgin Galactic
One year's membership in a Super Car Club
A shopping spree with a personal shopper
A Lamborghini Gallardo
Hostage rescue experience
A Toyota Prius
Seven nights stay in the Top Royal Suite at the Burj-al-arab with flights for two
Retail, all this might set you back around $750,000 or more. The offer seems real enough and not a total PR stunt. But if it is a gimmick, expect lawsuits like the one where some dude almost got a fighter jet from Pepsi.
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The “Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition” has the pre-order bonuses worth paying for. Kinda.