We have some interesting news for our United States and United Kingdom readers, and we have some bad news for our Canadian, Australian, and Latin American readers. Bad news first: Canada, Australia, and Latin America will not be receiving the Collector's Edition of Mass Effect
. Period. This comes directly from BioWare Community Coordinator Chris Priestly. The news gets a little strange in the US and UK. The Collector's Edition will be available in the US, but only at online retailers, though a bonus disc will be available at certain brick and mortar retailers for those that pre-order the title. UK gamers, on the other hand, can get the Collector's Edition at both online and physical retailers, but not the bonus disc. We're not sure what's behind the disparate distribution, but it's definitely a downer for many Mass Effect
fans, and a frustrating annoyance for many others.
[Thanks, Martin Zaniewski]