For gamers really looking forward to Cryptic Studios' upcoming Champions Online you could just buy your account subscription outright, and get something else with it.
Atari and Cryptic announce this as a limited offer, with lifetime buyers also getting "guaranteed access" to the Star Trek Online closed beta. How much for this "deep discount"?
"For a limited time only, the lifetime subscription plan will be offered for $199.99 USD, $219.99 CAN, €147.99 EUR, and £119.99 GBP," read the official press release.
"Lifetime subscribers will additionally receive guaranteed access to the Star Trek Online closed beta test, an exclusive Star Trek Online Mirror Universe costume set, eight additional Champions Online character slots, a Foxbat vanity pet, a “Retro-Future” costume set, and an “Art Deco” costume set."
Monthly fees for the superhero MMO are $14.99, €12.99 and £8.99 - so in retrospect it's a pretty darn good bargain to be had, if you fancy crime fighting or causing a ruckus that is...
"Beyond the deep discount on the subscription rates, we wanted to come up with added incentives and exclusives that, as gamers, we could get excited about," said Cryptic's Jack Emmert.
"With an early commitment to Champions Online, granting guaranteed early access to our next big game, Star Trek Online, seemed like a great way to engage Cryptic’s biggest fans in other projects at the studio."
Clickto visit the official Champions Online website for more pre-order details.