Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III Pre-Order Steelbook Incentive Revealed
Written Monday, March 05, 2012 By Richard Walker
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There's a pre-order incentive for Assassin's Creed III doing the rounds at North American retailers Best Buy and FutureShop, where putting down a $5 deposit for the game will bag you an exclusive ACIII steelbook to take away with you there and then.

To obtain a steelbook case, all you need to do is grab one in-store, slap down your five bucks and then you can take the case home and admire the lovely artwork, thinking ahead to popping the Assassin's Creed III disc into its empty slot come October. The five dollar deposit will also be deducted from the price of your ACIII purchase when the game launches.

You can check out a picture of the steelbook case below [via Game Podunk]. The cases will be available from March 10th.

Be sure to keep it locked here for Ubisoft's big Assassin's Creed III reveal at 5pm GMT, which will see the first trailer dropping. Assassin's Creed III will be coming on October 30th, 2012. Head here for more details.

[Thanks, fastNcurious and Grif]


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Comment #1 by FatalKrouzer
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 06:44:40 AM
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Cool, But I don't like these steel cases. They make my PS3 games look weird when one case is bigger than the others. lol

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Comment #2 by daydreamer
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 06:53:45 AM
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That will be mine!!!

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Comment #3 by jvaferreira
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 06:58:00 AM
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So... I need to go to the US to get a box?

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Comment #4 by DanDx
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 07:03:24 AM
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Save the awesome art for Pre-Order edition... I'm jelly.

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Comment #5 by x_Luther_x
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 07:12:26 AM
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Holy sweet mother of Odin that steelbook is badass. I can't wait to add this one to my collection.

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Comment #6 by xX_shoemaker_Xx
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 07:17:13 AM
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so i pre-order the game and get the case now??... so what, when the game releases i get just the game in some cheap cd sleeve? or will it come in an actual game case and the steel case is truly a bonus?

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Comment #7 by Kaero
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 07:19:27 AM
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I.... want.... that.... *druels* especially if it says RP on it. Can be all like, "my game isn't rated fools!" XD Though I wonder if I were to do this and then canceled it a few weeks later if they would want the steelbook back... hmm

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Comment #8 by xX_shoemaker_Xx
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 07:26:27 AM
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@#7 - nah, once they give you something and it leaves the store, they cannot ask for it back, regardless of a cancelled pre-order

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Comment #9 by GraphiiiX89
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 07:26:52 AM
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i want it now please thank you lol

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Comment #10 by crymsonglacius
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 07:55:31 AM
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Please note that if you preorder with Best Buy your money DOES NOT go towards the game. Me and a lot of my Co workers reserved Arkham City with Best Buy only to all find out the $5 is a reservation FEE. This is also why you can't pay off games with them, whether its a system or game the fee is $5. But with that being said I'll pay $5 for a steelbook.

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Comment #11 by MHJtrophies
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 08:00:38 AM
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@#1 I know what you mean, Marvel vs Capcom 3's steel case was the size of a standard ps3 case, but Final Fantasy XIII-2's was DVD case size, hopefully ubisoft dont cheap out on us and give the ps3 version the same case as the 360 version.

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Comment #12 by The Cosmic Suff
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 08:11:12 AM
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Not an Assasins Creed fan, but that cover is pretty sexy.
Lost an interest the minute they starded raining like cod's.

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Comment #13 by Chrissycooza1
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 08:13:57 AM
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I love the steelbook boxes but when it comes down to a game everyone wants its always Futureshop which is a total bag of crap when you live in the UK because it means group buying from someone, its the same as Prototype 2 its another Futureshop illusive..... but back on topic, it looks good but its a bit too early for this is it not?

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Comment #14 by aargh
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 09:15:49 AM
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don't really care, going to get the equivalent of codex/animus edition for this one too

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Comment #15 by kid_Jump94
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 09:32:03 AM
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1 hour and 28 minuets guys! :) '' '' (incase you cant find it)

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Comment #16 by GREEBALISHES
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 10:03:04 AM
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@12 - I'm not being rude or anything but if you was a true fan then you would understand why the last two games where released yearly and that being is they need to tie up the whole 2012 end of the world story. With Ezio's story it is obviously to big to span in one game thus the reason why they had to release the next two seperatly. That said though brotherhood was going to be dlc for number 2 but worked better as a stand alone and tied it up with revelations. The true third in the series have been in development for over three years and should be the final game to finish the 2012 story. If they did do a fourth for next generation consoles then it would have a completely different story with characters etc. I can't wait for october!!

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Comment #17 by mjfan97
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 10:13:32 AM
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Meh. I'll pass on the cases but I'm so psyched for the AC3 trailer!

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Comment #18 by The Cosmic Suff
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 10:37:23 AM
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@16, I see... I only played Assasins Creeds up to the 2nd. It's the multiplayer that finally killed it for me I guess. Might take a look at the third one.

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Comment #19 by FearlessSasuke
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 10:57:29 AM
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Comment #20 by iKillEuu
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 12:33:10 PM
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I want this so badly :O
Any news if this will be available for the UK??

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Comment #21 by Aboelsas
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 01:08:55 PM
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Cool steel case but will there be a collector's edition i guess we will have to wait and find out !!

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Comment #22 by otaku523
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 03:02:43 PM
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Oh don't forget to add They're also offering steelbooks for a limited supply :D So looking forward to October now!!!

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Comment #23 by dellboy81
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 03:47:22 PM
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at number 1 - eh? the steelbooks are the same size as regular ps3 cases. at least its that way in the uk. im sure some store here will have it as an exclusive.

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Comment #24 by FatalKrouzer
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 06:14:45 PM
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#23 You can clearly tell it's not the same size of a regular PS3 case, the steel book is more rectangular.

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Comment #25 by P_Pigly_Hogswine
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 07:41:14 PM
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@23 & 24, Steelbooks are roughly the same size as normal cases but tend to be a few millimetres wider across the front. Not heaps, but they stick out a bit further than others (based on the BioShock & Uncharted 2 ones I have).

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Comment #26 by Assassins-Jack
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 03:33:01 AM
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AWESOME i want it

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Comment #27 by AvR
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 04:23:52 AM
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Nicest steal case ever..

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Comment #28 by systemchrasher
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 10:46:07 AM
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awsome march 10 is to far away lol

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Comment #29 by djpaetkau
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 02:04:25 PM
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Gotta say, I'm disappointed by the lack of PS3-sized cases. Sure, it looks badass, but it just doesn't fit on my shelf, which is sized for PS3 games. Here's hoping they rectify this in the future and I can trade the DVD-sized case for a smaller one that fits.

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US October 30, 2012
Europe October 31, 2012
Japan November 15, 2012

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