Kotaku and other sites reported today on a new series of game-themed "Unity" debit cards from Capcom. Here's how Kotaku explained the program:
The co-branded Visa debit card is the first of its kind in North America. The cards will feature art from Street Fighter IV, Resident Evil 5 and Bionic Commando.
The pre-paid cards will also let gamers earn points on Capcom-Unity.com, cash back from online or retail purchases and earn "accelerated rewards" through the online Capcom rewards mall...
Unity card holders will also be able to "jump the line" at Capcom events or gatherings, gain access to Beta tests and other things like "being written into a Capcom game or comic book or possibly even being an extra in a Capcom movie.
However, the Bitbag urges caution before taking the Capcom card plunge:
I just wanted to warn folks that are planning on getting this “rewards” card that it doesn’t really give you Capcom-specific rewards. There is also a $9.95 set-up fee and a $4.95 monthly fee. Just lookin’ out for you guys.
GP: Gamers, what do you think?