Mass Effect: Andromeda official guides from Prima revealed, and the Pathfinder Edition is rather cool

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 11 March 2017 19:00 GMT

If you plan on picking up a Mass Effect: Andromeda guide, Prima Games has posted a sneak peak at the official book.

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Prima Games has various options to choose from, starting with the standard Mass Effect: Andromeda guide, and the rather cool Pathfinder Edition, which comes with collectible items.

Here’s a look at what each available option contains straight from Prima Games.

Standard Edition: Complete Coverage (Hardcover, Paperback)

  • Priority Ops and Exploration: Step-by-step walkthrough takes you through all the choices, combat, and challenges you face during your mission and beyond.
  • Illustrated Area Maps: Detailed maps and images call out important structures, mission routes, and resources, so you can explore every location completely.
  • Squad Profiles and Combat Tactics: In-depth intel about your squad, their best skills and capabilities, and their relationship with you. Discover the best party formula for your playstyle.
  • Multiplayer Coverage: Meticulous area maps and tactics for surviving waves of enemy forces. Study the strategic points of each location, equip the proper gear for your playstyle, and lay waste to your foes in every hostile environment.
  • Exhaustive Inventory Data: Weapons, biotics, skills, mods, items, and more. All of the info to help you get the most out of your experience.

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The Collector’s Edition: Boost Your Co-Op Play

  • DLC Code Inside: Get a head start on Day 1 co-op play with the MultiPlayer Booster Pack, which includes weapons and equipment to kick-start your progress (entitled instantly, limit one per match).
  • Bonus Content: Featuring development team interviews, signatures, and a foreword by BioWare Lead Designer Ian Frazier.
  • Premium Hardcover: Featuring gorgeous art, this is a must-have for any fan.

The eGuide: Interactive Maps ($9.99): The eGuide is a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience, including interactive maps! Available as a stand-alone guide, or included as an access code in every print edition.

The Pathfinder Edition: Exclusive Collectibles (Limited quantities)

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda Initiative Backpack: A two-pocket Andromeda Initiative backpack that holds a 15-inch laptop.
  • Alternate Premium Hardcover Guide: An exclusive hardcover version of the complete guide. A must-have for every Mass Effect fan! Only available in the Pathfinder Edition.
  • DLC Code Inside: Get a head start on Day 1 co-op play with the MultiPlayer Booster Pack, which includes weapons and equipment to kick-start your progress (entitled instantly, limit one per match).
  • Welcome Letter: An introduction letter, written by the mission’s founder, Jien Garson, welcomes you to the Andromeda Initiative.
  • Galaxy Chart: A full-color 11”x17” map of the Andromeda Galaxy.
  • Field Journal: A 32-page journal with field notes and sketches about the Initiative with space for your own note-taking needs while on your adventure.
  • Branded Envelope: The Galaxy Chart and Welcome Letter come packaged in an Andromeda Initiative branded envelope.

Pricing for each will vary per region, so just click on the Prima Games link above to check with various retailers in your area.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is out March 21 in North America, March 23 in Europe on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. EA and Origin Access members can start playing from March 16.

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