So, no doubt still feeling the bitter sting of EB's decision to grey-import Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA has today announced shiny goodies in return for pre-ordering it's other massive upcoming release, Mass Effect 3.
The first pack of content - N7 Warfare Gear - is for folks pre-ordering through GAME and Mighty Ape. Those who pre-order through EA's new best friend EB Games will get the Omni-Blade Edition. Here's what you'll get in each:
N7 Warfare Gear
N7 Valkyrie Assault Rifle – Deliver two rounds per shot with deadly accuracy and stop the opposition dead in their tracks with superior high caliber rounds.
N7 Defender Armor – Improved shields and health, players can survive even the most punishing of battles and withstand sustained enemy fire. The N7 Defender Armor also offers:
* Increased ammo capacity. Additional ammunition compartments to ensure players are always battle-ready.
* Amplified weapon damage. Built-in power cells provide an additional punch to weapon fire.
Omni-Blade Edition - Exclusive to EB Games, which includes:
M55 Argus Assault Rifle - Deadly at any range, the Argus boasts quick burst-fire to ensure ammo conservation and maximum accuracy on the battlefield.
An inflatable Omni Blade
A Collectible Metal Pack
Plus, those who pre-order through EA's own Origin service will get the AT-12 Raider Shotgun which fires a large pellet spread, ensuring maximum coverage for close-range targets. Designed for superior rapid fire, the AT-12 allows for optimal recovery time between shots.
NOTE: We're aware that the FAQ here says the Argus assault rifle is a channel-wide bonus. We're waiting on comment from EA.