Mass Effect Gold, Collector's Edition Detailed

Bringing good news to gamers (and to Ethan, in particular), Microsoft and BioWare today announced that Mass Effect has gone gold; they also offered details on the limited collector’s edition. Available through participating retailers, the collector’s edition will offer the following bonus materials:

  • A “Mass Effect” fiction book titled “Galactic Codex: Essentials”
    • A 36-page guide to the “Mass Effect” universe, including a Citadel timeline and a guide to all non-human races, biotics and the key locations in the Perseus arm of the galaxy
  • An additional “Mass Effect” art book titled “A Future Imagined”
    • A 36-page collection of BioWare’s concept art for the game
  • A bonus DVD of exclusive “Mass Effect” background material and additional content including:
    • “The Vision of “Mass Effect” documentary
    • “The Making of “Mass Effect” documentary
    • “Interactive Storytelling” documentary
    • “Inside BioWare” documentary
    • 18 “Mass Effect” themed gamer pics (three unique sets of six)
    • 16 dashboard themes (four unique sets of four)
    • Ten songs from the “Mass Effect” soundtrack
    • Five historical “Mass Effect” trailers from X05 through E3 2007 and the official TV trailer
    • A demo for “Blue Dragon” and videos for “Lost Odyssey,” “Halo 3” and “Halo Wars”
    • Design galleries featuring 600 concept images fully commented by the Art Directors

The highly anticipated Xbox 360-exclusive RPG is now slated for release in November. As expected, the collector’s edition will charge a $10 premium over the standard version.

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