Along with the gold announcement came re-confirmation of Mass Effect's $69.99 limited collector's edition, first revealed earlier this month. It will contain a Mass Effect novel, a guide to the game's universe, a concept art collection, and a bonus DVD including numerous documentaries, soundtrack excerpts, trailers, and more. Oddly, the existence of the limited edition was vaguely denied by BioWare upon its initial announcement before being formally acknowledged weeks later.
Gamers who preorder either edition of the game will receive a bonus DVD containing a short documentary, three soundtrack pieces, trailers, and a Blue Dragon demo, all of which is also included in the limited edition.
Though developer BioWare was recently acquired by Electronic Arts, Microsoft remains Mass Effect's publisher. It is unknown how, if at all, the deal will affect the two further planned Mass Effect games.