Hyped for Mass Effect 3? Did you buy an N7 hoodie for the specific purpose of wearing it while you play Shepard’s final adventure? Got a “Normandy” vanity plate for your car? Well, then you probably already have both waves of Bioware’s upcoming set of Mass Effect action figures pre-ordered, but just in case you haven’t given in to temptation yet, EA is giving you another incentive to pick up these 7″ recreations of Shepard’s squad — each figure will include bonus, randomized DLC codes for use on the Xbox 360 or PC versions of the game.
Bioware is stating that the DLC codes included in each action figure are “slightly randomized” and give you powerful new weapons and abilities to use within Mass Effect 3. Unfortunately, the action figures won’t be available until April or May, so you may have finished ME3 by the time these toys hit store shelves. Then again, the included DLC might just be enough of an incentive to play the game over again.
I’m of mixed opinion on this; on the one hand, it’s a shameless cash grab on EA’s part to get people to pay more for in-game content, but on the other hand, I’m a huge Mass Effect nerd and was probably going to buy some of these action figures anyway, so it’s nice that I’m getting a little extra bonus for doing so. Mass Effect 3 comes out for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on March 6th.