Star Trek Online, waiting a bit to consider may turn out to be a very good decision. Cryptic is offering some nice bonuses for pre-ordering, but you'll find different items depending on where you place your pre-order. Everyone who pre-orders will receive guaranteed open beta access, and access to the Early Start program, which allows you to begin playing on January 29th, 2010 -- several days before the February 2nd launch.
The other pre-order items will change depending on where you place your preorder:
- GameStop customers receive the ability to command the USS Enterprise.
- Best Buy is offering their customers a fun in-game pet: Federation Captains will receive a Tribble, and Klingon Commanders will receive a Targ.
- Amazon is offering an exclusive "Liberated Borg" Bridge Officer.
- Wal-Mart offers a Bonus Skill Points package.
- Target customers will receive a unique ground weapon – a TR-116.
- Direct2Drive customers receive an exclusive Multi-Spatial Personal Shield, which constantly regenerates itself and the health of its wearer.
- STEAM is offering customers Chromodynamic Armor, which improves the damage and critical hits of energy weapons.