Battlefield 3 Origin pre-orders come with free game — report

Next to giving its Battlefield 3 pre-ordering Origin customers early access to the shooter’s multiplayer beta, EA appears to have added another hook to the deal. That’s according to an email forwarded to Ars by an EA customer, at least.

We can’t confirm this as EA is yet to comment — and Origin’s pre-order page for the game makes no mention of the incentive — though going by the mail, those who pre-order the DICE game through the publisher’s new download service will get a free game from a selection of three: Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2 and last fall’s Medal of Honor reboot.

“As a special thank you for pre-ordering Battlefield 3 early at Origin, we’re offering you a bonus PC digital download game,” reads the message, further explaining. “Please apply the code below at the shopping cart to redeem one PC Digital version of one of our recommended shooter titles: Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2 or Medal of Honor. The price will be reduced to $0 after applying the code at your shopping cart.”

The offer is said to last until the end of the month.