BioWare has let loose with plenty of Mass Effect Trilogy announcements today! The most important of which is the PS3 release date. We knew the $59.99 trilogy was coming to the Xbox 360 and Windows PC on November 6, 2012, but didn’t know when it was all headed to the PS3. Now, we do. It’ll arrive on the other console on December 4, 2012. Same price and content, just a tad later. The original Mass Effect will also be available via the PlayStation Store the same day for an as yet unnanounced price as well.
BioWare also said what the trilogy will include. It has Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, naturally. There is also some DLC included with each release. BioWare just says the Xbox 360 gets the DLC that came with the three games when the originally appeared, but specifically notes Cerberus Network is free with Mass Effect 2. The Windows version gets a bit more free DLC, as it comes with Cerberus Network for Mass Effect 2 and with Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station for the original Mass Effect. The PS3 version actually includes the most DLC as it gets Bring Down the Sky for Mass Effect and Cerberus Network, Kasumi, Lair of the Shadow Broker and Overlord for Mass Effect 2. None of the games include paid Mass Effect 3 DLC for free.
The announcement also makes no mention of the Wii U. So it seems like, at the moment, Nintendo system owners will just have to be satisfied with Mass Effect 3.
I’m not sure if I’ll cave and buy Mass Effect for my PS3. If the price is right, I will. Say, if there’s a first week PSN+ discount. If not, I’ll wait. I don’t have the hard drive space.
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