Mass Effect 3 toys come with “slightly randomized” multiplayer DLC

The line of dolls (sorry, “collectible action figurines”) EA and Bioware are readying for release alongside Mass Effect 3 will include codes to unlock bonus content for the multiplayer modes of the PC and Xbox 360 versions of the game. Bioware says the content will come “slightly randomized during registration,” meaning you can all buy the same toys and still come out with different multiplayer perks.

Those perks, says Bioware, include “powerful new weapons and new characters,” as well as character-boosting items, weapons modifications and upgrades. That way if the same people keep using gear you can't even access to take you down come the game's March 6 release date, you'll know it's not just because they're better than you... it's because they're better, richer, luckier, and even like Mass Effect more than you do. But hey, we still think you're okay, really.

The toys are slated for release in "April/May 2012," and available for preorder from Bioware's webstore now.

Source: NeoGAF via Game Informer


  • Ravenbom - January 25, 2012 10:34 a.m.

    Well that's cool even though I'll never touch the multiplayer, partly out of principle. It's just a sour taste in my mouth for Biowarer to start injecting multiplayer into very deeply personal experiences with The Old Republic and Mass Effect. 80 hour experiences are so deeply personal, why did they think that it was a good idea to add multiplayer?
  • CourierSix - January 24, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    Damn it Bioware and EA. I'm not giving you money for this. I love Mass Effect in general but I'm not about to pre-order the artbook and all the toys for multi-player DLC that I feel Mass Effect didn't need in the first place.
  • Fruitbat - January 24, 2012 6:52 a.m.

    I for one can't wait for a future where I have to fill my house with toys I don't want just to stand a fighting chance in my favourite games.
  • Crabhand - January 23, 2012 11:45 p.m.

    There's Garrus and Legion figures. Why do I get the feeling that they really want my money?
  • slimjim441 - January 23, 2012 9:50 p.m.

    But what about my PSTriple?
  • SideOfBeef - January 23, 2012 9:14 p.m.

    Shut up and stop trying to take my money, because those hold no appeal to me whatsoever.
  • lilbuddha - January 23, 2012 6:55 p.m.

    And the game industry gets one tiny bit shittier. And the kiddies will lap it up.
  • PlainLikeVanilla - January 23, 2012 4:28 p.m.

    Oh EA you're breakin' my balls here.
  • BladedFalcon - January 23, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    yay! multiplayer related DLC, so I don't have top worry about these things at all ^^
  • jackthemenace - January 24, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    .. Good point xD I was getting worried that I was going to suffer at the hands of other people because I wasn't buying all the toys, but you're right, no-one gives a crap about Mass Effect's multiplayer :P Has a competitive multiplayer mode even been ANNOUNCED?
  • birdro - January 23, 2012 4:12 p.m.

    Heh, Mass Effectlanders. That didn't even make sense as a word but it's all I can think of seeing these. Neat idea, but it's like gatchapon in online games, same price for varying reward, though the figures are nice in their own right and DLC is a nice little bonus. Mostly do not want.
  • oneshotfinch - January 23, 2012 4:12 p.m.

    Seems like all the news we hear about this game is about exclusive content, either to pre-orders, collector's editions, origin, and now toys.
  • ben-sheers - January 23, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    What the hell EA? I pre-ordered your goddamn collectors edition. I played the goddamn Kingdoms of Amalur demo and now you want me to buy some dolls to get DLC? This might be where I draw the line.
  • Darth_Griffin - January 23, 2012 4:03 p.m.


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