Not only is Penny Arcade's Cardboard Tube Samurai making a surprise appearance as a pre-order bonus for Tekken 6, Namco Bandai is rolling out a limited-edition joystick bundle for the game's October launch as well.
The rumors are true, somewhat. The Cardboard Tube Samurai will be appearing in Tekken 6, at least in spirit, as a downloadable GameStop pre-order bonus costume for Yoshimitsu, who can be seen dual-wielding the powerful weapons in the official screenshots here. Along with a Pac-Man kimono, cardboard tubes, and a hat, the pre-order bonus DLC also features Samurai Battle Banners, which can be used to make any Tekken 6 character look a little more attractive. On top of that, GameStop customers who pre-order the game also receive a Tekken 6 calendar, which you can then use to retroactively circle the October 27th North American release date.
Now how much would you pay? But wait, there's more!
Both versions of Tekken 6 will also be available bundled with a limited-edition Hori fight stick and an art book, for only $US149.99. That's cheaper than buying three copies of the game alone!
Check out the gallery for shots of the new bundles and the new Yoshimitsu outfit, and let us know if you're one of the few and the proud who plan on scoring one of those sexy stick bundles.