Mass Effect 3 PC Deluxe Edition is Origin-Exclusive, Offers Robotic Dog
Seeing as Mass Effect 3 only becomes more successful with the release of each successive game in the series, Electronic Arts is offering preorders on an “N7 Deluxe Edition” of the game, which costs more and includes more content. And in order to make sure that people use its online store without actually having to offer anything by way of competition to other Internet stores, EA is offering the downloadable deluxe edition for PC only on Origin.
Here’s where it gets dumb, though. According to the graphic on the Origin site for Mass Effect 3, the deluxe download includes exactly three extra pieces of in game content: alternative squadmate costumes, whatever an N7 weapon pack is, and a Robotic Dog.
Maybe I’m underestimating the incredible worth of adding a robotic dog to Mass Effect 3. Maybe that’s exactly what the series needs. Robotic animals worked so well in… uh… Jimmy Newtron (?), that it only makes sense to bring them into the deep and dramatic science fiction universe BioWare has created for Mass Effect 3.
Also the robotic dog and the other deluxe edition extra content pushes the game’s price up to $79.99 from its original $59.99 price. I see you’re all flocking to the Origin store to secure your preorders. Here’s the link if you’re interested.