Maxis are making good on their pledge of gifting a free game to anyone who's activated SimCity in the 13 days its been since the game first went on sale.
A new blog post has now showcased the freebies on offer, and delivered a little more info on how gamers will be able to snatch up EA's apologetic olive branch.
Here's the blurb:
Starting today, every player that has activated their copy of SimCity will receive an email that will give directions on how to redeem this offer, and you can also find more information on our FAQ. We’ll be opening up the redemption portal country-by-country so some of you may see it a little sooner than others. The portal will be live worldwide for everyone to select their game by March 22. We don’t want any of you to miss out on your free game, so please note that you must register your copy of SimCity before March 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM PDT and you must claim your free game by March 30, 2013 at 11:59PM PDT.
In short, you'll be able to access the "redemption portal" by the end of this Friday, and you have until next Monday to register the game. This means that if you buy SimCity this week and register it online, you can get a free game too.
Here's the list of freebies you'll be able to choose from:
- Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition)
- Bejeweled 3
- Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition)
- Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition)
- Medal of Honor Warfighter (Standard Edition)
- Need For Speed Most Wanted (Standard Edition)
- Plants vs. Zombies
- SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition
There's more info and a legal disclaimer to be found here. As far as we can tell, there's no transferring of souls involved.