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Mass Effect 3 figurines will include exclusive DLC codes
Posted: 23.01.2012 07:12 by Comments: 11
In a move that seems inspired by the Skylanders: Spyro's Adventures figurine craze, Mass Effect 3 will have its own figurines released, and they will come with exclusive DLC.


One of the figurines, a 6.6" tall Miranda figurine, has its own page on the official BioWare Store, and features what the product description calls "a downloadable content pack for Mass Effect 3 multi-player. It is slightly randomized during the registration and could include powerful new weapons and new characters. The pack could also include character boosters, weapon modifications, and weapon upgrades to make your multi-player squad stronger." The overuse of the word "could" seems to indicate that the DLC that will come with said figurine has not been established yet.

The figurines are being offered by Big Fish Games, and there will be reportedly four series of figurines, with the first two series packs having been revealed. The Series One pack includes Tali, Thane, Grunt and Shepard, while Series Two features Miranda, Mordin, Legion and Garrus.

Collecting the figurines can be expensive, however. One will cost $17.99 USD, while a Series pack costs $67.99 USD. If one wanted to "catch 'em all" Pokemon-style, it will apparently cost $271.96 USD altogether. This offer seems only to be valid in North America for the time being, however.

Mass Effect 3 will be released in March 2012 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Source: Kotaku
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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jan 23, 2012
SirRoderick
Hang on, they're giving out DLC to the sad people that buy figurines of a game that will actually make them stronger in multiplayer? I hope that's just made up.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jan 23, 2012
JonahFalcon
Keep in mind, multiplayer is strictly co-op.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 23, 2012
herodotus
Oh dear, what nonsense is this now? Too many folk with too much disposable income methinks.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jan 23, 2012
SirRoderick
Even if it's co-op, that will make people sad :(

Seriously though, DLC comes with fringe-merchandising now?
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jan 23, 2012
JonahFalcon
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventures is a huge, HUGE hit, with grown adults collecting rare figurines. It's what's hot right now.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 23, 2012
herodotus
I'll stick to stamps (bad pun unintended).
By Sir_Recon (SI Veteran Newbie) on Jan 23, 2012
Sir_Recon
This is not a good sign that ME3 is going to be a classic
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jan 23, 2012
JonahFalcon
Oh, it will be.
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Jan 25, 2012
stuntkid
I'm sure fans and collectors would appreciate having something extra - though it may mean opening the package ;)
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jan 26, 2012
FoolWolf
Toilette paper DLC codes, and why nothing like the Dragon Age ****storm of pre-orders Facebook integrity sellouts for stupid copdes and Facebook games, twotter game items and items from other items and then you must have to have the latest gears Of War chaingun to Shepard if you pre-order another game and then if you download ten demo's iin a row you can unlock the Shepard new german Star-Shepard companion dog and and and...

ARGHH!
I bloody well hate DLC's!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jan 26, 2012
SirRoderick
Wow, that is one rambling post o_0