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EA and BioWare have announced a whack of pre-order incentives for Mass Effect 3, offering fans some flashy weapons and armor in exchange for their early allegiance.

Starting today, players who reserve their copy at select game shops (including GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart) will receive the M55 Argus assault rifle, a burst fire weapon sporting increased accuracy. Watch it take down a few baddies in EA's video:

 

Meanwhile, North American fans who slap down cash at GameStop and EB Games will also get the N7 Warfare Gear; a pack containing the high-impact N7 Valkyrie Assault Rifle and a stat-enhancing N7 Defender Armor. Sounds good? See how it looks below:

Lastly, pre-ordering the PC version from EA's Origin service will net you the AT-12 Raider Shotgun; a weapon sporting deadly close-range killing abilities. Or so we're told.

On top of today's videos, EA and BioWare have also released a handful of screenshots depicting the early bird bonuses below. Of course, you can always just try them yourself when Mass Effect 3 storms onto PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 6 in North America, and March 9 in the UK.

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9 comments

  • wiitard07 - January 5, 2012 2:13 p.m.

    Can you get this stuff with a pre-order of the N7 edition?
  • LoudestCannon - January 4, 2012 4:03 p.m.

    I really just want the Mattock to come back. I need no other weapon.
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - January 4, 2012 3:42 p.m.

    Sigh.......another pathetic attempt of companies like gamestop trying to get as many people as possible to buy at their already highly successful stores. I have a strong hunch that if these weren't pre-order bonuses, they would just be included in every copy of the game. Which is, in my opinion, as it should be. Its kinda stupid. But not stupid enough for me to boycott, so it works.
  • Gahars - January 4, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    Starting today? So what if I put my Pre-order down in July?
  • Joaovpo - January 4, 2012 12:51 p.m.

    If I buy a physical copy, will it be required to register it on origin?
  • PolarBearsInHeat - January 4, 2012 12:32 p.m.

    sweet jesus, good thing i pre-ordered the N7 edition at gamestop
  • UberNoob - January 4, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    Bought Mass Effect 2 recently, and I cannot stop playing it. Definitely will buy this.
  • gondarpwns - January 4, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    Make me motivated to finally go pre-order........ next week
  • Baron164 - January 4, 2012 11:32 a.m.

    I already pre-ordered from Amazon because I had credit there but I'm really hoping that this time they give everyone the pre-order dlc shortly after launch.

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