Art of the Mass Effect Universe book to include Mass Effect 3 DLC

Dark Horse Comics' Art of the Mass Effect Universe book, coming out next month, is also offering its own set of bonus DLC.

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And the cross-marketing continues...

If you're looking to get every piece of downloadable content being made for Mass Effect 3, get ready to open your wallet. Not only will you have to buy action figures, you'll also have to get a companion art book. Dark Horse Comics' Art of the Mass Effect Universe book, coming out next month, is also offering its own set of bonus DLC.

Pre-ordering the book from BN.com for $27 will net you a "collector's rifle, among other cool content to beat out your opponents." If that sounds like gear for multiplayer, you're right. Dark Horse confirmed that the digital contents will be for the game's online mode.

For those keeping track, Mass Effect 3 DLC is being packaged with pre-orders of the game, its Limited Edition, the Kingdoms of Amalur demo, and action figures. Undoubtedly, even more ways of procuring digital goods are coming.

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    January 24, 2012 3:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Art of the Mass Effect Universe book to include Mass Effect 3 DLC.

    Dark Horse Comics' Art of the Mass Effect Universe book, coming out next month, is also offering its own set of bonus DLC.

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      January 24, 2012 3:31 PM

      They're just trolling us now

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        January 24, 2012 3:33 PM

        ahha yeah, pretty much

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        January 24, 2012 3:42 PM

        Normally this wouldn't bother me because I would assume all of these items would be released later on.

        But I'm still sore that never happened with ME2's promotional bonus items. Looks like same story for ME3.

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      January 24, 2012 3:33 PM

      Come on.

      Is anyone really going to continue to defend this bullshit?

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        January 24, 2012 3:34 PM

        Bioware is offering 5 exclusive Game Informer interviews with their own set of DLC each

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      January 24, 2012 3:33 PM

      fucking lol

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      January 24, 2012 3:33 PM

      Jesus H. Is there anything remotely associated with this game that DOESN'T contain DLC?

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        January 24, 2012 3:34 PM

        Bioware will be offering DLC to people with the most creative "Arrow to the knee" meme images

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      January 24, 2012 3:39 PM

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      January 24, 2012 3:43 PM

      lmao this is so goddamn stupid and out of control

      this industry owns

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        January 24, 2012 3:45 PM

        Congratulations, you have unlocked the "lmao this is so goddamn stupid and out of control" DLC exclusive for Mass Effect 3

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          January 24, 2012 3:52 PM

          Now I want to see some indie developer make a game that harvests forum posts and and makes gameplay out of it.

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      January 24, 2012 3:44 PM

      I heard that used underwear dispensers also give out ME3 DLC with each purchase.

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      January 24, 2012 3:51 PM

      Remember when we used to be able to play the whole game? Those were good times.

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      January 24, 2012 3:52 PM

      is that if you preorder the option to preorder via origin to preorder via EA.com or something?

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      January 24, 2012 3:56 PM

      The release day DLC is going to be purchasing the ability to get more DLC.

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      January 24, 2012 3:59 PM

      They can go fuck themselves. "...among other cool content to beat out your opponents." You see that, Firefly1985?

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      January 24, 2012 4:01 PM

      Is there something I can do that doesn't unlock ME3 content?

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        January 24, 2012 4:05 PM

        * Hidden star cluster Despondent Fringe for Mass Effect 3 unlocked *

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      January 24, 2012 4:02 PM

      Don't worry guys. You get all the DLC for free with the Super Special Extreme Edition! It's only $175!

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      January 24, 2012 5:14 PM

      EA has gone mad with DLC. Mad I tell you.

      ME2 has me worried because I think ME2's DLC strategy is the new norm for EA. There was a good amount of DLC for ME2 but I think Xbox Live has only seen a sale on it twice and those sales are easy to miss. Waiting doesn't seem to avail me anything and if it wasn't such a highly regarded series I would have passed on it.

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      January 24, 2012 5:26 PM

      This is the kind of stuff that is going to get more and more people to wait for 'Ultimate' and 'GOTY' editions...

      I've pre-ordered it because I want the CE. If it weren't for that, I'd wait too.

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        January 24, 2012 5:27 PM

        Except they won't release one. I was waiting for a ME2 GOTY edition but it's not coming.

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      January 24, 2012 5:28 PM

      Pirated Collection Of Mass Effect Universe to include all DLC :(

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        January 24, 2012 5:31 PM

        I suspect the fact that the DLC is mostly multiplayer-centric is meant to mitigate this.

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      January 24, 2012 5:56 PM

      I was going to joke about how the Art Book would include DLC because I didn't read the article or even the full title, then at the last minute I bothered to read the title and realised BioWare had beaten me to it.

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      January 24, 2012 6:02 PM

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      January 24, 2012 6:48 PM

      Even more DLC if you preorder the art!!

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      January 25, 2012 1:50 AM

      I ate a banana today and found a code for ME3 DLC -- inside the skin! It shouldn't even be possible! I see ME3 DLC codes when I stare at my wall too long! Alphabet soup? Forget about it! I don't even look at the snot after I finish blowing my nose, fearing EA will have gotten there before me.

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      January 25, 2012 7:20 AM

      I'm there. When I'm really invested in a game and it's world, I love peripheral content like this. I'll probably pick this up pretty quickly. I'm more interested in the book itself, the DLC is a great "plus" for me.

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