Mass Effect 3 figures to come with multiplayer DLC

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Mass Effect 3 figures

It looks like Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode will be getting extra DLC after launch, and Bioware will be offering a new way to get it. A series of toy store adverts spotted on Eurogamer show off a series of Mass Effect figures. Each one comes with a code that will unlock extra bits and pieces for Mass Effect 3's new co-op mode.

The randomised codes "could include powerful new weapons and new characters," according to a post on the Bioware store , or they could contain "character boosters, weapon modifications, and weapon upgrades to make your multi-player squad stronger."

The four figures can be pre-ordered ahead of shipment in April/May for $75.on the Bioware site. The Big Bad Toy Store has eight figures listed available for $17.99 each including Shepard, Tali, Thane, Garrus, Legion, Miranda, Mordin and Grunt. If you have $650 knocking about, there's also a full size replica of a Mass Effect assault rifle which I'm going to immediately click away from to protect my bank balance.

Bioware haven't announced their DLC plans for Mass Effect 3 yet, but I'd be surprised if the weapons and upgrades supplied with the figures weren't available as DLC after release. Retailers have already been outlining their pre-order bonus packages for Mass Effect 3 , which will include extra armour and weapons for ME3's single player campaign. The game's due out on March 6 in the US, March 8 in Australia and March 9 in Europe.

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.