PREORDER: As of Feb. 8, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is up for preorder with a May 14 release date — get a copy from Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Steam, the Playstation Store, or the Microsoft Store for $59.99.
The next game in BioWare’s beloved Mass Effect series may still be a long way away — it was in “early production” as of December — but its original trilogy will soon be back and better than ever before.
Set for a May 14 release date, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will see the first three games from 2007, 2010, and 2012 remastered in 4K UHD for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. (A BioWare blog post says the console versions will have “forward compatibility and targeted enhancements” for the new Xbox Series X and PS5, in case you get lucky enough to find one in stock.) At the time of writing, it’s officially up for preorder at several major retailers for $59.99.
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That’s a steal, by the way — ME: Legendary Edition gets you all single-player base content and more than 40 DLCs from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, in addition to some weapons, armors, and promo packs that came out post-release. Almost every OG storyline and scenario is included, save for a multiplayer mode and the Pinnacle Station expansion for the first game — the latter’s source code was unfortunately corrupted beyond repair, per Game Informer.
These aren’t full-fledged remakes, to be clear, but graphical updates, UI improvements, faster framerates, and yes, even skippable elevator rides equate to some much-needed facelifts for the Mass Effect games you already know and love.
Here’s where you can grab a copy:
Note: Ignore what Amazon and GameStop say about it coming out on Dec. 31 — BioWare has confirmed a May 14 release date.
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