GameStop Lists Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition, Includes Most of Origin Edition’s Stuff
The Mass Effect 3 PC Collector’s Edition has been listed by GameStop, and while it’s a physical copy of the game, it includes (almost) all the same stuff in the “exclusive” digital deluxe edition on Electronic Arts’ Origin service. So it appears the “exclusive” part of that is the ability to download it, rather than pick it up from GameStop. And not a lot else.
Anyway, a listing on the retailer’s website includes the full run-down of crap you’ll receive in the box.
For your $80, here’s the physical crap that’s on offer:
- Premium metal case featuring male and female Commander Shepard
- 70-page hardbound art book
- Limited edition Mass Effect comic by Dark Horse Comics
- Fabric N7 patch
- Exclusive 4×6 lithographic print of the SR-2 Alliance Normandy
And here’s the purely digital stuff you’ll receive.
- N7 Arsenal Pack – Bring the firepower with the N7 Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, SMG, and Pistol.
- Squad alternate appearance pack
- Robotic Dog for on board the Normandy
- Mass Effect 3 digital soundtrack
A quick comparison to the Origin page for the PC digital deluxe version of ME3 finds that most of the stuff listed is available in both versions, but if you buy from GameStop, you get that cloth N7 patch. Both editions include the robotic dog, though — don’t worry.
Meanwhile, the Origin version includes the digital N7 Hoodie for Commander Shepard to wear and a bunch of avatar pics and the like that can be used in Origin’s forums.
Also worth noting: a “4×6 lithograph” is a postcard. Or at least, it’s postcard-sized. So be prepared to find a small frame.