Day One in-game bonuses revealed for Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Forza 5

Microsoft's trio of Day One special edition Xbox One launch games have eye-catching minimalist boxes, but their in-game goodies were unclear up until now. A post on the Xbox Wire news blog has clarified what bonuses retail pre-orderers--and digital purchasers who buy within the first two weeks of launch--can expect for their early commitment.

Dead Rising 3's Day One edition comes with two familiar costumes and associated perks. Make Nick Ramos look and act like he's covered wars, y'know, with a Frank West outfit and boosts to melee damage and survivor health. Or give him the Chuck Greene treatment with a more durable and damaging Paddle Saw, and general perks to vehicle and weapon durability.

Pledging your loyalty to Ryse: Son of Rome early will net you a Legionnaire's Trust sword with "bonus in-game attributes." It also unlocks a special horde-mode multiplayer map called Ruins, set in an abandoned temple. Don't worry if your friends didn't get the Day One Edition, as long as one person has Ruins unlocked that player can invite others in.

Finally, Forza Motorsport 5 comes with three cars specially tuned and detailed for the Day One Edition: a 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe, a 2013 Ford Focus ST, and a 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera.

Really, though, it's all about those monochromatic boxes.


  • Squander - August 28, 2013 6:02 a.m.

    Even though I'm with Sony this November I really need to say that Microsoft is doing a far better branding than Sony does - the wording, the colouring, the boxing...its much slicker than Sony's attempt. Also the OS is imo visually much more appealing. Good job
  • Jacko415 - August 30, 2013 2:33 a.m.

    "We fucked up so hard! QUICK everyone, just make it look pretty!!"
  • Squander - August 30, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    sorry bud - but that's totally another cup of tea
  • mikeyrev99 - August 27, 2013 7:20 p.m.

    The day one box art looks pretty sick, but if you're planning to get the Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition, you're gonna have an incomplete X at launch :(
  • g1rldraco7 - August 27, 2013 5:17 p.m.

    Must.resist.temptation.must..resist..pre-ordering..Dead Rising 3...UGH!!!!! Yet I hear the Microsoft employees are getting the white Xbox1 which sounds strange to me. I'm going to wait, besides pre-order bonuses end up on Ebay most of the time.
  • GOD - August 27, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    Microsoft. Still convinced people don't like colors.

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