Electronic Arts has locked down a release date for the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2. North America will see the game in stores on January 18, 2011 and the European version will be released a few days later on January 21, 2011. Mass Effect 2 on PS3 will have a lot of momentum in January if BioWare does in fact announce Mass Effect 3 at the Spike Video Game Awards on Saturday.
The PS3 version of Mass Effect will come with a lot of free content. For starters, the game will ship with the downloadable content Lair of the Shadow Broker, Project Overlord, Kasumi: Stolen Memory and the Blood Dragon Armor from Dragon Age: Origins. The Cerberus Network will also be free in new copies of Mass Effect 2. Just like the Xbox 360 version, the Cerberus Network will house Zaeed and the Firewalker missions.
The original Mass Effect won’t be coming to the PS3, so BioWare whipped up an interactive comic that will allow you make all the critical decisions that help shape the events of Mass Effect 2.
As for price, retail outlets online have a $59.99 price tag attached to the game. If you have both consoles and don’t know which version to buy, go with the Xbox 360. You can find Mass Effect 2 for $20 by now.