Mass Effect 3, like its predecessor (and almost every other major release these days) before it, will be launching with some bonus gear for those who pre-order the game in advance of its March 6th release date. Some of those bonuses, of course, will be retailer specific. Yes, that sound you just heard is the collective groaning of an entire fanbase.
A general pre-order from any retailer will get you the M55 Argus Assault Rifle, while pre-ordering the game on Origin will give you the AT12 Raider Shotgun as well. Those who pre-order from GameStop will get the N7 Warfare Gear, which includes N7 Defender Armor, the N7 Valkyrie Rifle, and the aforementioned M55 Argus Rifle.
While the advent of retailer specific DLC has been off-putting to many (myself included), Mass Effect 3’s bonuses are at least somewhat less heinous than Batman: Arkham City’s. Regardless of how this pre-order business makes you feel, we’ve got a couple of trailers and some new screenshots waiting for you after the break.