Fans of the original Mass Effect can rejoice, for Bioware has confirmed the release of the original for the PlayStation 3.
This will be a standalone release on the PlayStation 3, and will be available for download on the PlayStation Network.
It’s being reported that Mass Effect will be released on the same day as the Mass Effect Trilogy Bundle. The trilogy will be coming out on November 6, 2012 for the PC and the Xbox-360… but a released date for the PS3 version has not been announced.
The Trilogy pack will be combined with some additional DLC content and will vary with the platform. Here is the official announcement from Bioware.
For the PC : On PC, Mass Effect will include Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station on disk. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included which features Zaeed – The Price of Revenge, The Firewalker Pack, Cerberus Assault Gear, Arc Projector heavy weapon, and Normandy Crash site mission. For Mass Effect 3, Online Pass will be included granting players access to co-op multiplayer.
For Xbox-360 : On Xbox 360, Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station are not included with Mass Effect, however they are available as stand-alone downloads through Xbox LIVE. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included and Online Pass will be included for Mass Effect 3.
For PS3 : Information on PlayStation 3 DLC will be available soon.
Regarding the compatibility of the Trilogy series with other Mass Effect Games, Bioware said, “Yes, the Mass Effect Trilogy is compatible with other versions of Mass Effect. This means you can use saves from across the original Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 titles with the Trilogy. Mass Effect 3 multiplayer is also compatible across different versions.”
Fans of the series will be excited to finally have the original Mass Effect arrive on the PlayStation 3.
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