By Matt Cabral
|"Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2" Xbox 360 box art|
With the sequel to one of the absolute best comic book video games landing with a pavement-buckling
You see, Activision has teamed with a number of retailers to offer store-specific bonuses. From an exclusive character to codes letting you unlock heroes immediately to a special comic book, find out how to get the most super hero bang for your buck come September 15.
Fans of Cain Marko's Cyttorak-powered alter ego will want to head over to Gamestop, as an exclusive code to unlock Juggernaut will be granted to the retailers' in-store and online customers. No word on exactly how we'll be able to unleash this baddie's super-human strength in MUA2, but we're guessing he'll provide perfect fodder to showcase the title's amazing destructible-environment tech.
If you wanted to don the tattered purple pants of Bruce Banner's pissed-off protagonist in the original MUA, you had to purchase a post-release downloadable hero pack featuring Hulk and three other super heroes. For MUA2, however, Activision has decided to unleash the green meanie from the get go. But there's still a catch; if you want in on the smash-tastic action immediately you''ll have to purchase Best Buy's Hulk-enhanced edition which includes a code to unlock the character. You can still unlock him later by playing through the game.
Thor's faithful following will want to hit GameCrazy early Tuesday morning if they plan on scoring select copies of MUA2 which pack-in a code to unlock Odin's ass-whupping offspring straight from the get-go (you can still unlock him later by playing through the game). Better yet, you should avoid the line-up and pre-order a copy to guarantee your grasp on the Norse warrior's Earth-rattling hammer.
If you think the standard 24-plus character roster will provide more than enough world-saving action, you may want to consider Wal-Mart's exclusive offer; rather than giving gamers a character-unlocking code, the retailer has opted to offer an exclusive comic book—complete with Gabriele Dell'Otto-cover art that highlights key moments of the Civil War saga.
Whichever option you choose, don't miss out on "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2" when it releases on September 15!
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To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
Not a subscriber to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited yet? Join now!
Download SPIDER-WOMAN Motion Comics now on iTunes!