Pre-order Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward for the Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita from Amazon.com in the United States, and you will receive the bonus “Inoculation Program”. Please read on to learn about the circumstances surrounding this pre-order bonus and its current status as of this writing.

Although we have managed to produce an inoculation device and accompanying serum, our supply of both is severely limited, and our normal avenues of distribution are insufficient. As such, we have taken the unprecedented step of partnering with shopping service Amazon.com to distribute these devices. Our efforts to synthesize a cure have been severely hampered by a lack of individuals who are naturally immune to the disease. To this end, all persons receiving an inoculation device will be expected to participate in the treatment effort: Each device will be shipped with a sample of the VLR strain. Instructions for inoculation and subsequent infection will be included with each packet. Once delivery is confirmed, an IDO official will follow up within the week to collect the modified antibodies, so haste is advised. Rest assured that our extensive testing has shown the inoculation to have nearly a 50% success rate. Participation in this program is strictly voluntary, but please keep in mind that current supplies are extremely limited.

Note: Once the serum has been injected, the inoculation device can also be used as a functioning wristwatch.

According to Aksys Games, the pre-order bonus sold out as of September 18th, while the stand-alone game was still available. They have updated this as of September 24th to state that more will be made available at some point on September 28th, 2012.

For those who have already pre-ordered, Aksys offers the following instructions:

If you ordered a pre-order bundle prior to the “first wave”:

Those who have pre-ordered prior to “first wave” of pre-order bonuses will still receive the bundle. This means that if you placed your pre-order prior to September 17th, 2012, you will receive the watch. Do not cancel and re-order.

For those who pre-ordered a “standard edition” after the “first wave” sold out:

This pre-order bonus offer is not retroactive. Purchasers must cancel their “standard edition” order and pre-order the “pre-order bonus bundle” when it becomes available on September 28, 2012.

*For further inquiries, please refer to Amazon.com or speak with an Amazon representative.

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward will be available on October 24th, 2012.

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