Update: For all of you planning to pick up the PC version, Steam is offering the same pre-purchase bonus content as GameStop, meaning the Bloodbath Arena DLC and the exclusive Ripper weapon, in addition to a $10 discount.
Dead Island is coming out later this year, and Deep Silver really hopes you like it enough already to pre-order the game. If not, then the new pre-order bonus content could sway you.
A Special Edition version of Techland's upcoming zombie action title has been announced, and all you have to do to get it is pre-order through -- wait for it -- GameStop. If you already have the game pre-ordered there, then your reservation should be automatically bumped up to the Special Edition.
So what does Dead Island Special Edition include? In-game content, basically, valued at roughly $10. The pre-order-only edition comes with the Bloodbath Arena pack, which contains additional challenges across four different arenas, in both single-player and multiplayer. On top of that, you'll get a different box, featuring the Ripper on the cover, a unique weapon that combines a baseball bat with a buzz saw, plus blueprints that allows you to create the weapon in-game and share with your buddies.
The Bloodbath Arena DLC will be available shortly after launch to everyone for $10, though the Ripper sounds is a Special Edition exclusive.