October 16, 2009 - Electronic Arts has announced the release date for Mass Effect 2, the anticipated sequel from developer BioWare.

The game is scheduled to launch on January 26, 2010 in North America and January 29 in Europe.

A slew of pre-order bonus items have also been revealed. Pre-ordering Mass Effect 2 at GameStop gives players access to two special items. The Terminus Armor, which increases run speed and personal shields, and the M-490 Blackstorm Heavy Weapon, a high-powered gravity gun.

Pre-ordering the game at other retailers gives players The Inferno Armor, which recognizes elevated heart rates and gives a negotiation bonus for Commander Shepard, along with an increase in run speed and augmented damage from combat powers.

BioWare clarified to IGN the pre-order bonus items will be offered at select retailers worldwide and will be available to PC owners as well.


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Click the gallery below for a look at both the Inferno and Terminus armors.

"Our fans are in for a genuine thrill in the New Year with Mass Effect 2 - the second installment in the trilogy will be of amazingly high quality," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. "BioWare's fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting this epic sequel, and we couldn't be more excited to reward them for pre-ordering by delivering some awesome bonus content!"

Mass Effect 2 has been officially announced for Xbox 360 and PC platforms.