Electronic Arts plans to ship a "limited quantity" of Mass Effect 2 Collectors' Editions when the space role-playing game hits the PC and Xbox 360 in late January.

The collector's edition will come in a tin case and include the game, a 48-page hardcover "Art of Mass Effect 2" book, Issue 1 of the Mass Effect Redemption comic book, and a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes and making-of videos.

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The $69.99 edition of the game will also include unique in-game weapons and armor.

"We're really excited to roll out this Collectors' Edition featuring so many unique items, including special Collectors' Edition armor and weapons and content that will surprise Mass Effect fans," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. "The limited edition comic book and bonus DVD will really enhance and expand the overall Mass Effect 2 experience."

I know that collector's editions have become the norm for most major game releases these days, but I still don't see the draw. Well, perhaps with the exception of Modern Warfare 2's night vision goggles.

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Mass Effect 2 hits stores on Jan. 26 in North America and Jan. 29 in Europe for $59.99.