Mass Effect Goes Gold, Limited Collectors Edition and Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus Disc Unveiled

October 22, 2007

Spacefarers Rejoice! “Mass Effect” Goes Gold,
Limited Collector’s Edition and Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus Disc Unveiled

Fans of this year’s hottest RPG – available
exclusively on Xbox 360 – can get their hands on unique and collectible content
by pre-ordering ”Mass Effect” at participating U.S. retailers

Microsoft Game Studios and BioWare Corp.
announced today that the highly anticipated action role-playing game (RPG) “Mass
Effect” has gone gold, and will be offered in a limited collector’s edition.
Additionally, an exclusive bonus disc will be offered to consumers who pre-order
the game. The bonus disc is available at
participating U.S. retailers while
supplies last
.

The limited collector’s edition will be offered
through participating retailers, and will include the following bonus materials:

  • A “Mass Effect” fiction book titled “Galactic
    Codex: Essentials”

o A 36-page guide to the “Mass Effect” universe,
including a Citadel timeline and a guide to all non-human races, biotics and the
key locations in the Perseus arm of the galaxy

  • An additional “Mass Effect” art book titled
    “A Future Imagined”

                   
o A 36-page collection of BioWare’s concept art for the game

  • A bonus DVD of exclusive “Mass Effect”
    background material and additional content including:

                   
o “The Vision of “Mass Effect” documentary

o “The Making of “Mass Effect”
documentary

o “Interactive Storytelling” documentary

o “Inside BioWare” documentary

o 18 “Mass Effect” themed gamer pics
(three unique sets of six)

o 16 dashboard themes (four unique sets
of four)

o Ten songs from the “Mass Effect”
soundtrack

o Five historical “Mass Effect” trailers
from X05 through E3 2007 and the official TV trailer

o A demo for “Blue Dragon” and videos for
“Lost Odyssey,” “Halo 3” and “Halo Wars”

                   
o Design galleries featuring 600 concept images fully commented by the Art
Directors

The exclusive bonus disc will be offered to
consumers who pre-order either edition of the game at participating retailers
and will include the following contents:

  • A short documentary on DVD introducing the
    game

  • 12 “Mass Effect” themed gamer pics (two
    unique sets of six)

  • Eight dashboard themes (two unique sets of
    four)

  • Three songs from the “Mass Effect” soundtrack
    on a CD

  • Four historical “Mass Effect” trailers from
    X05 through E3 2007 on DVD

  • A demo for “Blue Dragon” and videos for “Lost
    Odyssey,” “Halo 3” and “Halo Wars”

From the creators of the critically-acclaimed
“Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” and “Jade Empire” comes an epic space
saga exclusively for the Xbox 360 that spans the entire galaxy. Combining a rich
and engaging narrative with intense sci-fi tactical combat, “Mass Effect”
features an immersive and cinematic gameplay experience rarely seen before in
video games.

“Mass Effect” will have an estimated retail price
of $59.99, and the limited collector’s edition will have an estimated retail
price of $69.99. “Mass Effect” is rated “M” for “Mature” by the ESRB. For more
information, visit
www.masseffect.com