16 Oct


Bioware just released a major press release concerning the follow-up to their sci-fi masterpiece, Mass Effect, including the release date for the highly anticipated title. RPG/Third-Person Shooter Mass Effect 2 will arrive on store shelves on January 26th in the States, and in Europe on the 29th of the same month. Already building the hype, the developer has made several pre-order deals available through different outlets in both territories. While no specific retailers were named for Europe, gamers that pre-order Mass Effect 2 at Gamestop will receive the special Terminus Gear package – which features an advanced suit of Terminus Assault Armor and the heavy-hitting M-490 Blackstorm Heavy Weapon.

– 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-order codes nabbed from copies purchased at other retailers will allow access to the multiple-benefits of the Inferno Armor.

“Our fans are in for a genuine thrill in the New Year with Mass Effect 2 – the second installment in the trilogy will be of amazingly high quality,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. “BioWare’s fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting this epic sequel, and we couldn’t be more excited to reward them for pre-ordering by delivering some awesome bonus content!”