I’m as amped up for Mass Effect as the next guy, but quite honestly, I could do without a collector’s edition of the game (and every other game expected to sell more than four copies). That is, of course, unless it contains a sweet Krogan limited edition statue. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case at all.
Those who shell out $69.99 for the Mass Effect Limited Collector’s Edition will snag a book, Galactic Codex: Essentials, which will presumably be a streamlined race, character, and story index. You may or may not be able to get that information here, but don’t tell anyone. Additionally, the package also ships with an art book, A Future Imagined, and a 2nd DVD with exclusive Mass Effect videos (Art of Mass Effect, Interactive Storytelling of Mass Effect).
The limited collector’s edition should complement Prima’s $34.99 Collector’s Edition strategy guide quite nicely.