Mass Effect Goes Gold

me_cover_lce_153×271.jpgCalling all sci-fi lovers and space explorers, your time is coming. BioWare has announced its highly anticipated action RPG Mass Effect has gone gold.

BioWare will be offering a limited collector’s edition of the Xbox 360 exclusive Mass Effect available at participating dealers. The edition contains bonus materials including:

  • 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

Gamers pre-ordering either edition of Mass Effect will receive a special Pre-order Bonus Disc featuring:

  • A short documentary on DVD introducing the game
  • 12 Mass Effect themed gamer pics (two unique sets of six)
  • Eight dashboard themes (two unique sets of four)
  • Three songs from the Mass Effect soundtrack on a CD
  • Four historical Mass Effect trailers from X05 through E3 2007 on DVD
  • A demo for “Blue Dragon” and videos for “Lost Odyssey,” “Halo 3″ and “Halo Wars”

[Via Press Release]

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7 Comments on Mass Effect Goes Gold

weclock

On October 22, 2007 at 9:53 am

I might pre-order this, even though I don’t have an xbox.

Norbit

On October 22, 2007 at 10:14 am

I’ll wait for the PC version.

Norbit

On October 22, 2007 at 10:19 am

Sorry, I meant to say PS3 version.

SpiralGray

On October 22, 2007 at 10:35 am

Now that EA owns BioWare it’ll be interesting to see if they (EA) force BioWare, or hire another company, to port the game to other platforms or not. All the box art photography I’ve seen still shows MS Game Studios as the publisher of this title. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.

Norbit

On October 22, 2007 at 11:35 am

“Now that EA owns BioWare it’ll be interesting to see if they (EA) force BioWare, or hire another company, to port the game to other platforms or not.”

I think it was probably going to go multiplatform anyway but the purchase of the company by EA makes it pretty much guaranteed.

Greg Zeschuk said a few weeks ago that it will be released exclusively on the 360 and there were currently no plans for other versions but KOTOR and Jade Empire were also Bioware Xbox exclusives, until they weren’t and that was before ‘platform prostitutes’ EA bought them. If there was some kind of exclusivity deal between them and Microsoft we would be hearing things like ‘it wont be on released on the PS3′ not ‘there are currently no plans to’.

weclock

On October 22, 2007 at 1:12 pm

I still need to get Jade Empire for PC, I completely forgot.