BioWare Releasing All Mass Effect Titles in One Package

You can buy all the Mass Effect titles in a single package on Nov. 6, which is especially good news if you’re a Playstation 3 player, although just when PS3 players will get to play isn’t clear yet.

The package includes all three games — including Mass Effect, which never previously made it to Playstation 3 — and will retail for $59.99. The Nov. 6 release date is for PC and Xbox 360 players; BioWare’s press release says the PS3 version of the trilogy will come “at a later date.”

Oh, and the whole thing comes in a “premium foil box.”

BioWare is also planning to create “N7 Day,” on Nov. 7, which its press release describes as “a worldwide celebration of the Mass Effect franchise on November 7, 2012. Stay tuned to http://MassEffect.com for updates and announcements for a variety of in-game, online and live events which fans can congregate and fly their N7 colors.” The press release also uses the word “annual,” but we’ll have to see if there ends up being another N7 Day in 2013.

More info is available on the package’s official announcement site here.

So — will you be snagging the Mass Effect Trilogy in one big package? Any Playstation 3 players out there excited to see what they’re missing?

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13 Comments on BioWare Releasing All Mass Effect Titles in One Package

David

On September 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

Ending issues aside for a minute, this is a good idea. If you’re going to multiplatform with a concept like Mass Effect had about stretching your saves across multiple games, you need all of them available for that console, or it just doesn’t work. So rereleasing it if nothing else is good for PS3 players who finally can actually play the first game instead of having to use that dumb comic intro.

The only complaint I have about this is they should be doing this for the Wii U as well. They’re already going to have the 3rd game on there, so why the heck not have the whole trilogy on there? Just having part 3 of a 3 part story is a waste of time. Maybe they’re holding off on saying anything there because it’s planned to be done for it a year later, and they need more time to port 1 and 2 for it as well. As is though, if they’re going to have a full trilogy release, why not have it available like this for every console you’re selling mass effect (or planning on).

Honestly, I love the concept of game saves running over multiple games in a franchise like this, and I hope that it’s used in future games as well, so if nothing else I’m hoping that Mass Effect helped lay out both what, and what not to do with the idea so we can see some better implementations of it in the future.

Wolverine

On September 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

This stinks of desperation. Trying to milk all they can out of a franchise that they(EA) know they have seriously damaged.

Swcloud99

On September 26, 2012 at 11:04 am

If it doesn’t include all DLC, then this is crap.

deebe

On September 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

good for ps3 fans who didnt have a chance to play the first two. However given how me3 finished whats the point knowing how everything ends.

Axalon

On September 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

If it does come with all DLC, to include the upcoming Omega DLC and anything else released between now and then, this could be a sign that no further DLC for ME3 will be developed.

Not saying it will be the end of DLC, just a possibility.

Ares

On September 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I would probably pick this up. I have the digital version of ME1 and 3 and like having a physical copy of games. Especially one’s I enjoy. Price is more than fair. Least the PS3 players will be able to play ME1 now. Nice to see it available on that platform now.

Wonder if they will do this for the Wii U.

Michael

On September 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm

WOW…Nice box set and price.

The one major problem is the Mass Effect 3 ending ruined the entire series for me.

R.J.

On September 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

It was bound to happen at some point, though it is good that PS3 will have ME1. I bought the series on PC because it was just plain not right to start a series part way through, despite what the marketing schmucks at EA/Bioware say.

JD

On September 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I agree with Michael. Ending of ME:3 is a dealbreaker. I haven’t turned my xbox on since I beat ME:3. It left that bad of a taste in my mouth.

To be fair, I enjoy classic games (NES. Genesis, Neo-Geo) like zelda, zelda II, metroid, Phantasy Star II etc. and as such was always into games that allowed my imagination to get rolling. I was into it for the story, and the story went to garbage.

Maybe I’ll try borderlands II.

Ted

On September 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I am going to pass.

I already have all three of them already.

Wesker1984

On September 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm

If they put all the DLC in from ME1 to M3 i will get this trilogy set for sure!!!

Ebalosus

On September 28, 2012 at 6:03 am

Though I wouldn’t mind physical copies of the first two games, one thing that I’ve noticed that is conuously absent (and a dealbreaker for me) is whether the PC version will require Origin to run.

EA is Scum

On October 2, 2012 at 4:45 am

Desperate move by EA. They’ve screwed over their entire consumer base with Mass Effect and alienated roughly half of all series fans, so they decide the best way forward is to release a full-price box-set of games they already own…right.

Oh, and the ultimate kick in the teeth? The first Mass Effect presumably not being sold as a standalone PS3 title, so anyone who wants to have played the full trilogy on PS3 is going to have to shell out for the entire series again after years of waiting. It’s disgusting.