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Batman: Arkham Asylum pre-order bonuses comparison and guide


#1 Nebenator   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:27 PM

Having trouble choosing which version and store to get Batman: Arkham Asylum? Use this thread for refference!

Stores:

  • Amazon: $12 cheaper with 5OFFARKM code and Amazons lower price, bonus Comic Book

  • Best Buy: $10 gift card, Batman DVD Pack

  • Buynextgen.com: $43.95

  • Gamestop: Bonus Scarecrow map (25% off any pre-owned games with pre-order, and additional Edge Card Discount is available, too)

  • Gamecrazy: Joker T-Shirt

  • Toys R Us: $20 gift card, $30 gift card if you are a Rewards R Us member (join here)

  • Walmart: In-game armor (already unlockable if you complete the game)
Versions:

  • Xbox 360: No bonuses

  • PS3: Bonus Joker round

  • Collectors Edition (for Xbox 360 and PS3): Previous bonuses + 14" In-Game Design Batarang, 50 page full color character encyclopedia, behind the scenes 5 chapter series DVD, Exclusive Collector’s Edition Challenge Map DLC
Conclusion:

  • For stores it depends on if you prefer a comic and discount, a bonus map, or an even higher discount but no bonuses

  • For versions it depends obviously on your controller and gamerscore/trophy preferences, and the extra round

Edited by Nebenator, 23 August 2009 - 03:12 PM.


#2 lawdood   Digital Jedi CAGiversary!   2452 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:29 PM

You might want to include TRU. No in game bonus but a $20 or $30 GC bonus may be enough to sway those who are less concerned about the exclusive content.

#3 Maledar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   39 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:34 PM

I'll take a Comic book over some game map any day. And paying a lot cheaper price is a nice win too.

#4 Nebenator   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:35 PM

You might want to include TRU. No in game bonus but a $20 or $30 GC bonus may be enough to sway those who are less concerned about the exclusive content.

Ok, I added it

#5 Rouzhokuu   Bio-Shocked! CAGiversary!   1679 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:35 PM

I'll take a Comic book over some game map any day. And paying a lot cheaper price is a nice win too.


I'll take more content over a comic book any day.

#6 gryphter   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   535 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:38 PM

I knew about the TRU gift card being $30 if you're a rewards member, but what's this 3 days earlier part?

#7 Nebenator   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:39 PM

I knew about the TRU gift card being $30 if you're a rewards member, but what's this 3 days earlier part?

You get it on the 22nd instead of the 25th

#8 KongaKing   He who will save us all CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

You get it on the 22nd instead of the 25th


What? Can you point me in the direction of that info?

#9 etschell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   164 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

ugh i just read igns review. it takes 12 hours to beat the game in its entirety. gonna be a rental glad i didnt pre order.

#10 gryphter   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   535 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:44 PM

You get it on the 22nd instead of the 25th


the 22nd is tomorrow... so if I'm a TRU Rewards member, I can just go to TRU tomorrow and get this with the $30 gift card?

#11 Nebenator   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:48 PM

These links might be old:

http://www.fatwallet...s3-or-xbox-360/

http://boards.ign.co...184115606/p1/?5

#12 gryphter   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   535 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:49 PM

You get it on the 22nd instead of the 25th


I dunno about this, the official TRU weekly ad thread for this week says the deal is for 10am-2pm on Tuesday, which would be the 25th

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=234261

edit; Nebenator, I just saw your post above. interesting...

#13 Nebenator   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:53 PM

I removed it, links were too old
EDIT: I checked their website and there was no such offer

#14 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23901 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:53 PM

What's this about it being available 3 days earlier for Rewards R Us members? This is the first I've heard of it.

#15 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:00 PM

Does that $12 Amazon code stack with ECA? If so I guess I should get it.

And I guess I'm supposed to get the Playstation one 'cause of the extra...level is it?

#16 Nathander   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   14 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:00 PM

From the official website's FAQ:

Walmart.com - Preorder includes code for the Armored Batsuit* (PC/360/PS3)


Also, GameCrazy has a Joker T-shirt with preorders I believe.

#17 Vortextk   Killer7 CAGiversary!   2338 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:03 PM

Does that $12 Amazon code stack with ECA? If so I guess I should get it.

And I guess I'm supposed to get the Playstation one 'cause of the extra...level is it?


Yes it does, so with eca the game is like 43$ with free shipping or amazon prime. GET IT! Each version has 16 challenge rooms/maps whatever, on the ps3 version 8 of those are playable with the joker. Main story wise, there is no difference.


And about wal-mart and the armor code, you should be getting that same armor after you beat the game. Bonus is pretty lackluster if you unlock it after 10-12 hours I say, but I guess it still counts.

#18 dallow   By Kaz! CAGiversary!   30360 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:09 PM

The Scarecrow map will be future DLC. You just get it right away with GS.

#19 Maledar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   39 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:10 PM

Does that $12 Amazon code stack with ECA? If so I guess I should get it.

And I guess I'm supposed to get the Playstation one 'cause of the extra...level is it?


Yeah..seems like an extra level IMO it'll be DLC on the 360, so meh I don't care. And the code is for $5 but I think amazing has an additional reduce price of the game. And yes the coupon stacks.

#20 Nebenator   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:10 PM

From the official website's FAQ:



Also, GameCrazy has a Joker T-shirt with preorders I believe.

Added

#21 Vortextk   Killer7 CAGiversary!   2338 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:10 PM

The Scarecrow map will be future DLC. You just get it right away with GS.


I've yet to see anything official stating that. Have a link or anything?

#22 blissskr   Come on Square CAGiversary!   2160 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:15 PM

You might want to add that the collectors edition includes some Collector’s Edition Challenge Map DLC vs. the standard edition which doesn't include this.

#23 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:17 PM

Yes it does, so with eca the game is like 43$ with free shipping or amazon prime. GET IT! Each version has 16 challenge rooms/maps whatever, on the ps3 version 8 of those are playable with the joker. Main story wise, there is no difference.


Thanks! (EDIT: I misinterpreted what that original code was for)

Well darn, the ECA codes aren't generating new ones right now, I guess. Oh well :-/ maybe if that comes back online.

#24 Vortextk   Killer7 CAGiversary!   2338 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:27 PM

If you have another order that hasn't gone through yet(pre-order or something) you can cancel it and re-order with batman and the ECA code will apply to both/everything.

#25 Wolfpup   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9966 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:28 PM

Thanks, but I don't :-/

That's great to hear they've got it so it applies to a whole order though! (At least once the codes come back.) I think I'm picking up Republic Commando too, since it's dirt cheap.

#26 radar5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:30 PM

nice comparison compilation.

#27 Nebenator   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:31 PM

Just added the collectors edition section

#28 irideabike   no show CAGiversary!   6039 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:32 PM

there's a 360 CE as well as the ps3.

#29 krizax21   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:34 PM

ugh i just read igns review. it takes 12 hours to beat the game in its entirety. gonna be a rental glad i didnt pre order.


I am sorry since when is a 12 hours game time bad. there are games that take 6-8 hours to beat that are same price and not even half as good and your complaining about 12 hour game time. you sir are a moron.

#30 Nebenator   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:34 PM

there's a 360 CE as well as the ps3.

Fixed