Attention art lovers and collectors of
fine alien weaponry. From now until February 20, BioWare and Barnes &
Noble are giving anyone who pre-orders Dark Horse Comics' forthcoming
book, The Art of Mass Effect Universe, a free DLC code for a
Collector Assault Rifle and character boosters in Mass Effect 3.
As discussed on the Dark Horse blog,
the free Collector weapon is a variant on the human assault rifle that uses organic parts and shoots pellets that “strip
shields of enemies with deadly efficiency.” It will be available to
download for free with the unspecified character perks using a code sent via email before March 8 to fans who pre-order from Barnes & Noble.
Unfortunately for PS3 owners, the free
DLC is only available to PC and Xbox 360 versions, much like the free
DLC codes that are set to ship with those Mass Effect 3 action figures.
The book itself is 184 pages of concept
art and behind-the-scenes musings from BioWare on the Mass Effect
world, it's technology, weapons, and people. It is currently listed
on sale for $26.91 and is slated to arrive on February 21, just weeks
before Mass Effect 3 itself arrives on March 6 in North America, and
March 8 in the UK.