They give you the steelbook before the game comes out, at Gamestop or Best buy anyway if they still have some left. I have mine at home sitting on a shelf, I got it at the midnight release for Mass Effect 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken cause that's when I put a pre-order down for it.
Grrr. Had I known that I would have pre-ordered from gamestop to get the case, then wait for a black friday sale to get the game for 30 or 40 bucks. I'll go and check my local gamestop tomorrow though and see if they have it. I live in a somewhat small city and not many here are all that really into gaming, so I hope I get lucky and they still have one left. If not, then I guess I'll just keep my Amazon pre-order and suffer the 30 dollar loss in potential savings.
I think the "steelbook version" that we pre-ordered is different from the "standard edition." My pre-order price is $59.96 (with the steelbook), but the price of the standard version dropped to $58.99. Normally, when the pre-order price decreases, your order should change as well (part of the pre-order price guarantee). The 2 "versions" have different ASIN numbers, so I think they are in fact considered separate products in Amazon's system. Which could mean that this pre-order DLC, as well as any future pre-order bonus (like credit) may not apply to the "steelbook version." I tried contacting customer support about this, but all I got was some copy/paste responses that didn't answer my questions at all.
It was kinda round about but i called into amazon and had them document my order with a price drop guarantee for the steelbook order and for the bonuses. Hopefully its just an error and im doing all this for nothing. But any time i notice a change I will call back and have them document my order until they get sick of me and fix the problem. I guess I will see in a few months if it works. I already screwed myself in 1 pre-order for not believing in amazon. This time I will give them a chance and see if it pays off.
Per the page on for the steelbook edition "Due to high demand, we're currently sold out of the Assassin's Creed III SteelBook (all Steelbook pre-orders will receive the additional downloadable content). The standard edition is available. If you pre-ordered the Steelbook and cancel your order in the future, Amazon.com cannot guarantee the Steelbook offer for any future orders."
A few months ago I pre-ordered the steelbook edition. But now there is a sticker in the standard case for 4 single player missions on PS3. The question is: Am I going to get the 4 missions with my steelbook edition? Someone knows?
When I pre-ordered the game, there was no sticker for the 4 single player missions....
@Some Guy. When the steelbook offer was announced, they said it would be a separate cover in addition to the regular cover that the game will come in. Many people already picked up the steelbook from other retailers, like Best Buy and Gamestop, several months ago, since they were giving them out at the time you placed your pre-order.
Because Amazon said so. And because every retailer has had the steelbooks on the shelves for like 7 months now, they give it to you when you pre order the game. The steelbook is just an extra that will come with the normal game. You can take the game out of the regular case and put it in the steelbook. A lot of retailers are doing it that way now, so they can offer the steelbook ahead of time.