Mass Effect gone gold, CE details

Mass Effect, the massively anticipated RPG from BioWare, has gone Gold. That means the game is 100% completed, has been sent off to manufacturing and gamers will get their hands on this sci-fi masterpiece in less than a month now.

Along with the gold announcement, details about the Limited Collector’s Edition were also released. While the CE was already announced a while ago with some info revealed, BioWare has now outlined all the contents in detail. And it’s not a bad CE by any means.

  • 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

There will also be an additional bonus disc available for those who pre-order the game from participating U.S. retailers. So if you weren’t lucky enough to be born in the U.S., no bonus disc for you! Or me for that matter. Luckily, the bonus disc isn’t all that special and all the stuff is in the CE version anyway:

  • 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 prices for both versions are just what’s expected – $59.99 for the regular and $69.99 for the Limited Collector’s Edition. Both will be available on November 20th.

[See also: Mass Effect gallery]

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