Loot Crate, the company behind those monthly boxes of nerdly memorabilia of the same name, has announced the launch of a new kind of crate aimed squarely at gamers: Loot Gaming, â€œa monthly mystery box subscription with collectibles, apparel, accessories and more from the biggest and best videogame universes.â€
Loot Gaming boxes will include four to six â€œpremium itemsâ€ each month, many of them created exclusively for Loot Crate, as well as a booklet styled after a game manual and a collector’s pin. There will also, â€œon occasion,â€ be an actual game included with the box (downloadable, of course), or an in-game item or bit of DLC.
â€œWe know that our audience loves video games, which is exactly why we wanted to offer an experience that extends beyond the joystick, keyboard or controller,â€ Loot Crate co-founder Matthew Arevalo said. â€œLoot Gaming will give people the chance to own a piece of those gaming universes and join an active community of fans who love those same great franchises.â€
The new crate is clearly aimed at people who long for the â€œfeeliesâ€ of old, and they’re not specifically PC-centric, as the Zelda watch and Halo man in the promo shot below makes quite clear. But that Mirror’s Edge t-shirt is sweet (although I’m not sure it’s my size) and that Rapture print would look very nice on my wall.
Whether or not that’s worth $25 per month (which is what Loot Gaming costs), only you can decide. But if you think it might be, you can sign up for the mailing list at lootcrate.com/lootgaming.