We'd like to provide an update for customers who have pre-ordered "Twisted Metal" for the PlayStation 3. All customers who pre-order this item before its February 14, 2012 release date will be automatically upgraded to the "Twisted Metal Limited Edition" at no additional charge. The Limited Edition will include a voucher good toward the download of the PlayStation 2 classic, "Twisted Metal: Black."
This upgrade will be extended to all existing pre-orders. Please note that due to limited quantities, we can't guarantee the availability of "Twisted Metal Limited Edition" after the pre-order window has ended.
We appreciate your business and hope you enjoy the game.
I've had this preordered since April, hopefully I'll get the Limited Edition.
Also, out of curiosity, does Amazon price match? Newegg has this game for a lower price ($47.99 with coupon plus free release date delivery). Amazon, you're not going to let Newegg one up you like that, are you?
Guys...careful when you preorder more than one: look at this I got from chat support
Me:now...notice the "Limit one per customer". I preordered 4x. Does that mean me and my friends only receive only 1 voucher for Axel, and only 1 voucher for TM:Black ? cause I would expect receiving one voucher on each disc being i ordered 4 hello? Kavitha:Yes. May I place you on hold for 2 to 3 minutes while I check this for you? Me:ok Kavitha:Even though, you have placed 4 quantities for this Twisted Metal. Limit is one per customer. Are we still connected? Me:is the voucher physical, inside the disc case, or is it digital? Kavitha:Its a digital one. Me:so..you are saying I should making a preorder with 1 item only, and have my friends do the same so we all get both Axel and TM:Black right? Kavitha:Absolutely right.
This is kind of stupid if you ask me...why not give one voucher for Axek and TMB for EACH game sold thru preorder...
MiloE...I'm sure the voucher for each TMB is a code that is on a paper inside the game packaging. The axel code though could possibly be the same. Can you really expect a CSR of Newegg to REALLY know this kind of info on a game?
Just an FYI, one of the game designers on TM, David Jaffe, has said that despite it being called a "limited edition" it's not some special box or anything to do with pre-ordering. It's the first print of Twisted Metal, which will include a voucher for Black as well as a voucher for a Sweet Tooth esque multiplayer skin for Starhawk (as denoted here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/01/23/twisted-metal-goes-gold-comes-with-starhawk-sweet-tooth-skin/). Meaning that while it's in limited supply (they won't print more copies later on with vouchers in them), there's still the potential to buy a new TM with the vouchers included within the first couple weeks at least.
I forget exactly where he said this, but you can check out his blog for up-to-date information on all things Twisted Metal: http://davidjaffe.biz/.
Now I'm not suggesting that if you intend on buying the game anyway and really want the voucher to not pre-order--by all means do so. I'm merely saying that as far as I'm aware, the only actual bonus exclusive to pre-ordering is Axel, and even that is limited to 30 days from launch; afterwards, it will be available to everyone. Just to keep things out in the open, regardless of how much retailers will spin things and pretend that pre-ordering is absolutely imperative.
If you read the little box about the pre-order bonuses I understand it as EACH game will include a physical voucher for TM: Black. However, considering the code for Axel is being emailed, I would assume only you will get that code emailed to you and it will only be good for one use so your friends wouldn't be able to use that piece of DLC. The DLC is a bonus through Amazon, that is why it is a limit of 1 per customer, while the bonus game is through the publisher/developer themselves so they will put that right inside the game case.