BioWare has announced that its highly anticipated sci-fi RPG Mass Effect 2 will be released on Jan. 26, 2010. The developer also revealed details about bonus in-game items that will be available to those who pre-order the game from select retailers.
For those who pre-order through GameStop, you’ll receive Terminus Assault Armor and the M-90 Blackstorm Heavy Weapon. Here are the official descriptions:
- The Terminus Armor is designed for use in extreme planetary conditions, increasing run speed and personal shields, and augmenting weapons with an additional magazine of reserve ammo.
- The M-90 Blackstorm Heavy Weapon generates a high-powered localized gravity well, accelerating particles to near-infinite mass, and ultimately expanding the selection of heavy weapons available to players when they gear up for combat missions in Mass Effect 2.
If you pre-order the game through Electronic Arts online store, you’ll receive Inferno Armor, which BioWare describes thusly:
“The potent Inferno Armor…is used by officers to monitor battlefield conditions by recognizing elevated heart rates, and regulates sub-systems with extreme efficiency to allow for greater response times – together these abilities translate in-game into a negotiation bonus for Commander Shepard and an increase in run speed and augmented damage from combat powers.”
A release date AND pre-order bonuses? Mass Effect fans must be feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good about themselves right now…Right?