I’m still not sure how GameStop maintains its retail clout. I figured at some point they would have already or will become mere midnight launch husks that are otherwise relegated to the portion of your mind that keeps track of where Halloween party stores are located. In any case, they’ve managed to snag some exclusive pre-order bonuses for Mass Effect 3.
Pre-order at either a GameStop or an EB Games and you’ll get the N7 Warfare Gear pack which includes the N7 Defender Armor with bumped up health, shields, and ammo stats and the high-caliber, deadly accurate N7 Valkyrie Assault Rifle.
If you don’t go with either of those retailers, though, you will still get the M55 Argus Assault Rifle, a rifle focused more on burst-fire crowd control than single-shot power. And if you get the PC version through EA’s Origin service, you’ll also receive the rapid-fire AT-12 Raider Shotgun.
Also, if you’ve already pre-ordered, these bonuses are still coming your way. Either way, we’re all stuck waiting for March 6th for the release. See ya there!