X-Men Destiny and Spider-Man: Edge of Time: Pre-order costumes revealed

Bonus suits offer comic-nerd in-jokes and grant bonus abilities

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With two upcoming games based on Marvel comic book characters, you'd have to be a damn fool not to notice the opportunity for a bit of cross-promotional synergy. With both hitting retail soon, building a bit of mutually beneficial hype into Silicon Knights' X-Men Destiny and Beenox's Spider-Man: Edge of Time was a no-brainer. Pre-order either title and you'll receive a code to unlock bonus costumes inspired by the characters' previous adventures and/or latent abilities.

Spider-Man pre-orders unlock the four costumes above, based on the %26ldquo;Identity Crisis%26rdquo; storyline, which (as you can probably tell from that natty leather jacket/no pants combo) took place in the late 1990s. Each costume boosts one of your base attributes. This is similar to what Beenox did with multiple costumes in the last Spider-Man game.

X-Men, meanwhile, can be pre-ordered for the Havok X-Gene suit, which %26ndash; as shown above %26ndash; comes in Male, Female and Metrosexual variations. The X-Gene adds power and stun capabilities to your attacks. Do these bonus duds inspire you to place a pre-order for either title?

Jul 14, 2011

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