Mass Effect Begins Epic Journey to Retailers on November 20

mass_effect.jpgGamers finally have a concrete Mass Effect release date. Microsoft Game Studios and BioWare Corp. announced Mass Effect will ship to retailers throughout North America on November 20, 2007.

Mass Effect took the 2007 Game Critics Awards for “Best Console Game” and “Best RPG” at the Electronic Entertainment Expo last month in Los Angeles and is a solid contender for Game of the Year. It comes from a studio with an impressive resume of successful games including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire. Mass Effect is a tactical action RPG featuring a sci-fi inspired multi-directional storyline.

“With ‘Mass Effect,’ BioWare is delivering an incredible next-gen gaming odyssey. Our fans will journey through a vast, futuristic universe as they are challenged to make impactful decisions that will determine the very fate of the galaxy,” said Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer, BioWare Corp. Added Greg Zeschuk, president of BioWare Corp., “The best games bring players into an immersive, realistic world that is fun to explore from beginning to end. We’ve achieved that in ‘Mass Effect’ by putting the player at the center of a compelling, cinematic storyline full of realistic characters and hundreds of exciting locations.”

Bob McKenzie, Senior Vice President of Merchandising at GameStop Corporation commented that, “Only a handful of video games redefine their genres, and judging from the excitement and demand we’ve seen from fans, ‘Mass Effect’ for Xbox 360 is one that can bring role-playing games to a broader audience through its beautifully realistic graphics and cinematic, emotionally charged gameplay experience.”

Mass Effect was given an ‘M’ for ‘Mature’ rating by the ESRB and will have an estimated retail price of $59.99.

via Press Release

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