Microsoft recently announced that it will bring shiny new “chrome” controllers to the Xbox 360 in May. Aside from their enhanced luster, the new controllers feature an improved D-pad. But in Japan they will also come with an unusual bonus: a coupon from Capcom for free Dragon’s Dogma downloadable content.
Downloadable content and the cost of videogames has been a hot topic as of late, with Japanese publisher Capcom’s habits of “adding value” to games drawing particular concern. In this case, the promotional coupon will give players access to eight additional quests. Those quests will be available to other customers at a later date for an unspecified price. The new controllers and Dragon’s Dogma launch simultaneously in Japan on May 24, while U.S. customers can get the controllers on May 15 and the game on the 22nd. No such bundle plans for the United States has been announced.
Capcom has been pushing Dragon’s Dogma hard since announcing the open-world RPG last spring, going so far as to offer a free demo of the hotly-anticipated Resident Evil 6 to sweeten the deal. A Dragon’s Dogma demo will be available to download on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this week.