Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Prototype 2, Torchlight II pre-orders on Steam

Three upcoming PC games were made available for pre-purchase on Steam on Wednesday, and each comes with the standard slew of DLC or discount incentives for those buying in advance.

First is Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, the multiplayer third-person shooter from series publisher Capcom and developed by Slant Six Games, who previously developed some of Sony's SOCOM games. Resident Evil: ORC is offered at a 10% discount for pre-orders, bringing it down to $44.99, and has a release date of May 18, 2012. It also includes the dreaded Games for Windows Live DRM, according to its Steam product page.

Also made available for pre-order on Wednesday is Prototype 2, the action open world sequel to the original Prototype from 2009. Those who pre-order Prototype 2 on Steam for $49.99 will get the "RADNET DLC bundle," which the page describes as "an awesome collection of over 55 in-game pieces of content," including events, competitive score challenges, weekly themed rewards, bonus mutations for the player character and behind-the-scenes videos from the development team. Buyers will also receive a full copy of the original Prototype, to keep for themselves or give away to friends if they so choose. Prototype 2 will be available on July 24, 2012.

Last but not least, Torchlight II was also put up for pre-purchase, at the budget-friendly price of $19.99 and a nebulous "Summer 2012" release date. Torchlight II is the action-RPG sequel to 2009's Torchlight, both developed by Runic Games, which includes several influential members of the teams that worked on Diablo and Diablo II. Torchlight II includes free multiplayer over LAN or the internet, a feature that was notably absent from the original game. Speaking of the original game, those who pre-purchase Torchlight II will receive a copy of the original to keep for themselves or give away.

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