It will be 26 January 2010 the date you should mark on your calendar if you want to be amongst the first people to play the upcoming RPG-Shooter from BioWare, Mass Effect 2. Even more, if you are one of the fans that decide to pre-order the game from select retailers across the globe, you will also get some goodies from the developers instead of a traditional “Thank you for pre-ordering!”

In North America, pre-order bonuses include special-ops armor and weaponry that are designed to boost Commander Shepard’s skills and abilities. At GameStop, Terminus Gear is available with pre-orders, which includes the powerful Terminus Assault Armor and the M-490 Blackstorm Heavy Weapon:

– The Terminus Armor is designed for use in extreme planetary conditions, increasing run speed and personal shields, and augmenting weapons with an additional magazine of reserve ammo.

– The M-90 Blackstorm Heavy Weapon generates a high-powered localized gravity well, accelerating particles to near-infinite mass, and ultimately expanding the selection of heavy weapons available to players when they gear up for combat missions in Mass Effect 2.

If you pre-order Mass Effect 2 at other retail outlets in the US and Canada, you will receive codes for the Inferno Armor that offers a negotiation bonus for Commander Shepard and an increase in run speed and augmented damage from combat powers.

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