ME3 Preorder

Mass Effect 3 available for pre-order… now?

Bet you can’t get enough Mass Effect news right now. ME2 is coming soon to the PS3, and while they’re busy building their planetary exploration side-business empire, the rest of us will be refreshing amazon.com until a Mass Effect 3 Super Edition appears for purchase. For now, you can pre-order the pedestrian edition for the standard $59.99. Funny thing is, the release date is currently set for Dec 31, 2011. Obviously a placeholder (edit: hopefully a placeholder), the ship date extends all the way into January 2012. Seriously?

And while we’re on the subject, is anyone going to pick up the PS3 edition in a true expression of rabid ME devotion? Since there will never be a PS3 version of ME1, ME2 will feature in interactive comic to help you set up your character for “import” into ME2. So, if you’re already 100% the game on 360, achievement-wise, maybe it’s time to start working on your Trophy collection. Or maybe you want to write one of those exhaustive articles that go shot-by-shot through the 360 and PS3 versions and compare shadow complexity, anti-aliasing, and the cleavage detail on Miranda’s textural model that only PC gamers care about. Hey, at least the PS3 version of ME3 will launch at the same time as the PC and Xbox 360 counterparts.

Scott

Hi, I’m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films and tv, pho, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Wii U gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Game of all time? Maybe System Shock 2. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.
  • Ash

    I already pre-ordered the collector’s edition that comes with the functioning Miranda Lawson.

    • helloscientist

      I’m telling Liara!