Satire or not, I went to my gamestop, it is fully confirmed this is a new pre-order penalty, i mean bonus. it is not retroactive.
It is/was retroactive (at least at the gamestop near me), though the store only received 6 in total to give away. Gave them away with new or old pre-orders.
didn't happen for me. oh well. I was going to give it to my son anyways.