After teaming up for several promotions that proved to be hits, despite being a bit strange, Sony is once again teaming up with everyone’s favorite late night food purveyor 7-Eleven. This time we sadly don’t have a new Slurpee flavor to try nor do we have an exclusive poster to further geekify our apartment. Instead, Sony is offering gamers some nice and rather accessible bonus items for some of their upcoming releases.
Starting soon, if not today at some 7-Eleven outlets, will be a promotion in which gamers can get swag for LBP2 and Killzone 3 merely by buying either one of two limited edition Slurpee cups. For those who like to collect somewhat gaudy plastic cups (I’m in that boat), then you should head over to 7-Eleven to pick up either the LittleBigPlanet 2 or Killzone 3 cups, and doing so will help you accumulate points to earn some sweet rewards.
Available to LBP2 gamers will be a set of Slurpee themed stickers to use in creating levels in the soon to be released masterpiece. Stickers based on 7-Eleven’s delicious Slurpee may not sound that exciting, but it ought to lend creators that authentic feel when creating their Harold & Kumar or Clerks inspired levels. Those who favor gritty sci-fi fps games are getting the better deal out of the two as purchasing a Slurpee, which sadly isn’t Helghast red, will net them with a map pack. The contents of the Killzone 3 map pack are unknown at this point so it could be for something worth wild or somewhat standard like one of the announced KZ2 classic maps that’s set to be included in KZ3 via DLC.
Lastly, if you want to become the life of the party in PlayStation Home then you can do so as 7-Eleven will also be giving out codes for a Slurpee machine that can be used in Sony’s virtual reality social networking service. I don’t know if it’ll be able to make virtual Slurpee’s your avatar can then hold, but at least you can tell your friends “Bro, I got a Slurpee machine in my Harbor apartment” and act like you have something important.
Without sounding like a complete Sony fanboy, I must admit that I’m happy with what Sony is doing as far as their promotions are concerned. They may not be throwing down the cash big time to produce a series of toys at fast food retailers like Microsoft has done, but at least they’re marketing LBP2 and Killzone 3 to the casual audience and hopefully those folks will in turn check out the very awesome games Sony have cooked up.
The LBP2/Killzone 3 7-Eleven promotion will run until March for those who are interested in earning some DLC goodies.