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Dead Rising 4 spreads 4 pre-order bonuses across 4 retailers

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In-game, digital exclusives of questionable utility available at launch

Dead Rising 4 was unveiled just a few months ago at E3 in Los Angeles and today Microsoft announced a series of exclusive, in-game digital items for those who place a pre-order. However, each of the four items will be exclusive to a particular vendor, writes Xbox Wire.

Those who elect to pre-order the game through the Microsoft Store will receive the X-Fists DLC, a mechanical suit with giant green hands.

Those who make their pre-purchase through GameStop will receive a snowball-shooting helmet with the the Steampunk Snowman Head DLC.

Going with the Christmas theme, Best Buy pre-orders will come with a special weapon in the Candy Cane Crossbow DLC.

Last is a vicious looking vehicle, available only from Amazon, which comes with the Slicecycle DLC. It’s described as a "combo chain saw and motorcycle with superior strength and speed to slice your way effectively through the zombie horde."

Polygon had some hands-on time with the game not long ago, which you can read about here.

Whether these pre-order bonuses are anything to write home about is anyone’s guess, but to get them all you’ll need four copies of the game for a grand total of $239.96. We generally recommend that you not pre-order games, and instead wait for the reviews to come in. We've said this for some time now.

Dead Rising 4 is scheduled for release this holiday season on Xbox One and Windows PC.