As is typical with many high-profile, greatly-anticipated titles, there are bonuses for pre-ordering. It’s certainly no different with Mass Effect 2, as BioWare is offering two promotions for their second entry into their epic space-opera trilogy.
If you happen to pre-order Mass Effect 2 from GameStop, then you will receive the Terminus Gear, detailed below:
• 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.
Pre-orders from non-GameStop retailers in North America will receive the Inferno Armor, detailed below:
…which 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.
Of course, this is in addition to the Blood Dragon Armor that is available with brand-new purchases of another high-action BioWare RPG, Dragon Age Origins (set for November 3, 2009, for PC and Xbox 360), which is detailed in a gameplay trailer below:
Mass Effect 2 is slated to hit store shelves in North America on January 26, 2010, for both the PC and Xbox 360. Europe will see Mass Effect 2 three days later on January 29, 2010.
Source: BioWare Blog