FIFA 13 GameStop preorder perk is familiar, Messi still happy about it
Details for GameStop's North American FIFA 13 pre-order bonuses are in, and they look shockingly familiar. GameStop pre-orders will receive one gold pack per week for 24 weeks, each of which consists of 12 items, including players rated 75 and up, contracts, stadiums, staff and badges, along with one "rare" item.

Pre-orders will also receive a steelbook case featuring FIFA 13's cover athlete, Lionel Messi.

These offers mirror the Ultimate Edition announced for the UK, available through pre-order and on launch day, September 28 in the UK, only. The gold packs are meant to be used with FIFA's Ultimate Team, the online ecosystem that last year was subject to a flurry of hacks.
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GameStop Delivers Exclusive Pre-Order Bonuses for FIFA Soccer 13

GameStop, the world's largest multichannel retailer of video games, is now offering customers an exclusive pre-order bonus for Electronic Arts' FIFA Soccer 13. Pre-order the game in stores or online at GameStop.com and, at time of purchase, receive one gold pack each week for 24 weeks to build your dream club in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team. Gold Packs are the most coveted packages available in Ultimate Team, consisting of the world's best players and rare in-game items.



As an added bonus, customers that pre-order and purchase FIFA Soccer 13 will receive an exclusive, limited edition SteelBook case featuring soccer legend Lionel Messi on the cover.



For more information, visit www.GameStop.com.



About FIFA ULTIMATE TEAM:

EA SPORTS FIFA 13 Ultimate Team is a massive online community of fans building, managing and competing with their ultimate football team from the world's best players in FIFA Soccer 13. Join over 5 million fans and take on the challenge of building a squad of the world's best football stars by earning, buying, selling and trading players with other Ultimate Team gamers around the world. Build your ultimate football club the way real-world coaches and managers build the truly great football teams. Match your dream team against your friends' best teams whenever you want. Create and manage multiple squads and take them into competition in online and solo single-player tournaments, all dynamically updated each week. FIFA 13 Ultimate Team now lives beyond the console. Access your Ultimate Team campaign from the web which links to your experience on your console. Access full trading and auctions, manage squads and the chemistry of your line-ups, show-off your best squad and rare in-form players to friends, and search for coveted players in the auctions ready for when you get back to your console.



About FIFA ULTIMATE TEAM GOLD PACK:

Improve your Ultimate Team and experience the excitement of opening your monthly gold packs. Each pack is a mix of 12 items, including players, contracts, stadiums, managers, staff, fitness, healing, balls, kits, and badges. Gold Packs consist of players rated 75+ in-game, and include one rare item. Rare items include enhanced player attributes, longer contracts, and the most coveted players.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.