I thought my day wasn’t going all that well. Work sucks, can’t game all day, can’t get that last achievement, and then this happened. Mass Effect 2 is going to have a special collector’s edition when it is releases in January.
The package will include the fancy tin DVD case and the requisite art book that are commonplace with most CEs. However, my interest was especially piqued by the new armor that will be EXCLUSIVE to the Mass Effect 2 collectors package along with a copy of the new comic book “Mass Effect: Redemption.” I’m not always interested in the Collector’s edition of a game but this stuff has my legitimate interest. Any respectable SPECTRE would be foolish to ignore this new development.
Check out the official press release below.
Edmonton, Alberta (November 5, 2009) — Recruit your crew and fight for the lost! Leading video game developer BioWareâ„¢, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the internationally acclaimed Shooter RPG Mass Effectâ„¢ 2 will also be released as a Collectors’ Edition in limited quantities. Available on January 26 in North America (Jan 29 in EU) alongside the standard edition, the Collectors’ Edition of Mass Effect 2 comes in a premium, tin case and includes the full version of the game, a 48-page hardcover “Art of Mass Effect 2” book, Issue 1 of the Mass Effect Redemption comic book, and a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes and making-of videos. In addition, the Mass Effect 2 Collectors’ Edition will include unique in-game weapons and armor that can only be obtained by purchasing this version. With its larger-than-life hero Commander Shepard, intense shooter action, nuanced characters and a rich storyline, Mass Effect 2 is one of the most anticipated titles of 2010.
“We’re really excited to roll out this Collectors’ Edition featuring so many unique items, including special Collectors’ Edition armor and weapons and content that will surprise Mass Effect fans,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. “The limited edition comic book and bonus DVD will really enhance and expand the overall Mass Effect 2 experience.”
The Mass Effect trilogy is an emotionally charged science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets. In Mass Effect 2, players will once again step into the role of the heroic Commander Shepard, commanding their crew of some of the most dangerous operatives from across the galaxy on a mission so challenging that it’s potentially suicidal. Featuring intense shooter action, a rich futuristic storyline, space exploration and emotionally engaging character interaction, the game delivers an unparalleled cinematic experience.
Mass Effect 2 will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC. The Mass Effect 2 Collectors’ Edition will retail at an MSRP of $69.99 on Xbox 360 and $59.99 on PC. Mass Effect 2 assets are available at info.ea.com. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/masseffect2. For more information on Mass Effect 2, go to http://masseffect.bioware.com/.
BioWare has a good reputation for pleasing its fans and this gem of a game will surely be no different. I’m already saying this will be Game of The Year for 2010.
Do you ever drop the extra 20, 30 ,50 bucks for Collector’s editions? Do you think you’re going to get this one?
Game Rant will be on course to the nearest Mass Relay as soon as humanly possible to keep you posted.
Mass Effect 2 finally debuts January 16, 2010 and we’ll be playing it.