Mass Effect Goes Gold, Collector’s Edition Contents Detailed

MassEffect.jpgBioWare’s Xbox 360 sci-fi action-RPG Mass Effect has gone gold and headed off to manufacturing to meet its November 20th ship date. Come launch, Mass Effect will now also come in a special Limited Collector’s Edition box set containing the following goodies:

– 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, and design galleries featuring 600 concept images fully commented by the Art Directors.

Anyone who pre-orders either edition of Mass Effect at participating retailers will also receive an exclusive bonus disc loaded with the following content:

– 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”

The Mass Effect Collector’s Edition will set you back $69.99 while the standard edition will run the regular 360 game price of $59.99.

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