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Mass Effect 2 For PS3 Hitting In January 2011

Start getting caught up on your firmware now.

Here's a big release date for PS3 owners: IGN reports that Mass Effect 2 for PS3 will ship to retailers on January 18, 2011, just a week shy of the date the sci-fi RPG originally launched for the Xbox 360 this year. 

As previously reported, ME2 PS3 will ship with multiple extras, including a digital comic book that'll act as a bridge between the first and second game. It'll also ship with multiple pieces of on-disc DLC. Lair of the Shadow Broker, Project Overlord, Kasumi's Stolen Memory, and the Dragon Age: Origins Blood Dragon Armor bonus will all be included. 

According to IGN, the lackluster Zaeed character DLC, as well as the Firewalker mission pack, will be made available on the PS3's version of the Cerberus Network, too. Both of these downloads were free for 360 owners of the game, so there's a good chance they'll be free for PS3 owners as well.  
 

 
== TEASER == And in other Mass Effect news, rumor has it that Mass Effect 3 will be the game BioWare plans to show off for the first time at the 2010 Video Game Awards show. A "trusted source" speaking with Joystiq said as much, though the source was unable to confirm if the threequel would have any sort of multiplayer, which seems to be the common denominator in most other rumors surrounding this game reveal. Unfortunate, but we only have to wait until tomorrow to see what this thing actually is.
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Posted by BradNicholson

Here's a big release date for PS3 owners: IGN reports that Mass Effect 2 for PS3 will ship to retailers on January 18, 2011, just a week shy of the date the sci-fi RPG originally launched for the Xbox 360 this year. 

As previously reported, ME2 PS3 will ship with multiple extras, including a digital comic book that'll act as a bridge between the first and second game. It'll also ship with multiple pieces of on-disc DLC. Lair of the Shadow Broker, Project Overlord, Kasumi's Stolen Memory, and the Dragon Age: Origins Blood Dragon Armor bonus will all be included. 

According to IGN, the lackluster Zaeed character DLC, as well as the Firewalker mission pack, will be made available on the PS3's version of the Cerberus Network, too. Both of these downloads were free for 360 owners of the game, so there's a good chance they'll be free for PS3 owners as well.  
 

 
== TEASER == And in other Mass Effect news, rumor has it that Mass Effect 3 will be the game BioWare plans to show off for the first time at the 2010 Video Game Awards show. A "trusted source" speaking with Joystiq said as much, though the source was unable to confirm if the threequel would have any sort of multiplayer, which seems to be the common denominator in most other rumors surrounding this game reveal. Unfortunate, but we only have to wait until tomorrow to see what this thing actually is.
Posted by Nexas

Zaeed lackluster? He's one of the coolest characters in the game.

Posted by nintendoeats
@Nexas said:
" Zaeed lackluster? He's one of the coolest characters in the game. "
He's OK. Not quite as fleshed out as the main characters.
Posted by eroticfishcake

The Dragon Age Armour is a bit of a weird thing to throw in but hey, extra stuff. Still unsure of how they're gonna deal with the ME1 events that are tied to this. I'll probably pick this up despite already having it on PC.

Posted by benjaebe
@Nexas said:
" Zaeed lackluster? He's one of the coolest characters in the game. "
This. He might not have had the conversation trees that other characters had, but that doesn't make him lackluster.
Posted by HubrisRanger

Wonder if that motion comic will ever be made for general interest public consumption. Other than the assumed YouTube posting that is.

Posted by Wiseblood

Zaeed rules, fuck the haters.
 
  

Posted by X19

:)

Posted by SomeJerk

I'm ready to double-dip and buy this on release if the port job is like they promised - identical but hopefully better than the 360.

Posted by Megasoum

Isn't that a same date as Little Big Planet 2? If so, does Bioware have something to hide about the game?

Posted by MJHAYLETT

Zaeed might have been 'lacklustre' if you had to pay for him but his Loyalty Mission was free so where's the beef?

Posted by samiam164

Zaeed's quest was a good change of pace too.

Posted by HubrisRanger
@Megasoum said:
" Isn't that a same date as Little Big Planet 2? If so, does Bioware have something to hide about the game? "
...que?
Posted by WilliamRLBaker

"any sort of multiplayer" 
 
And EA offiicially made the game shit if it has multiplayer there isn't a single super strong single player game that didn't turn shit when they added multiplayer. 
Posted by HubrisRanger
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" "any sort of multiplayer"  And EA offiicially made the game shit if it has multiplayer there isn't a single super strong single player game that didn't turn shit when they added multiplayer.  "
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is pretty solid, and it shipped a year after its predecessor AND has the most innovative competitive multi-player in years.
Posted by Chop

What is this shit? Zaeed is bitchin'

Posted by MisterMouse

man that is soon!

Posted by Megasoum
@HubrisRanger: Little big planet 2, one of the biggest if not THE biggest release for Sony in the winter/spring is coming out on the same day of that  big "exclusive" (I know it's not a exclusive but the 360 version is old story by now). 
 
Normaly, when a company decide to release a big game on the same day of another even bigger game, they do it to hope that their game will not get all the attention in the media.
Posted by KaosAngel

LittleBigPlanet 2, Killzone 3, and Mass Effect 2 all for the PS3 in Jan, how is someone going to decide between the three?

Posted by Cerberus3Dog
@KaosAngel: You don't! You buy all three!
Edited by Funkydupe

Mr. Z is a very cool character. Rough and tough as opposed to 99% of the 'cast' in that game.

Posted by smitty86

My excitement to play this game is very high. I hear there is lots of sex....I mean "conversations"....

Posted by Cazamalos

as much as i liked ME2 on PC and 360, 60$ for a year old game it's kinda awful, i'm probably getting this version too, but not at full retail price

Posted by Aetheldod
@Chop said:
" What is this shit? Zaeed is bitchin' "
IGN is sure filled with shit ... Zaeed rules (but hes the least interesting companion of ME2 , but he still awesome)
Posted by THRICE

I've never understood why all the firmware jokes for PS3. There is only mandatory updates every couple months and they take like 30 seconds. What is the big deal, individual game patches can get a bit fucked but that is typically EA games. It isn't Sony's fault DICE puts a 1.5gb patch on for Bad Company 2 or Criterion put a half hour worth of updates to Burnout.

Posted by Terranova
@eroticfishcake said:
" The Dragon Age Armour is a bit of a weird thing to throw in but hey, extra stuff. Still unsure of how they're gonna deal with the ME1 events that are tied to this. I'll probably pick this up despite already having it on PC. "
ME1 events are dealt with via the interactive comic that the PS3 version has, the choices you make are saved and imported into ME2  and work pretty much as a ME1 save would be for the 360 / PC versions
Posted by HubrisRanger
@Megasoum said:
" @HubrisRanger: Little big planet 2, one of the biggest if not THE biggest release for Sony in the winter/spring is coming out on the same day of that  big "exclusive" (I know it's not a exclusive but the 360 version is old story by now).   Normaly, when a company decide to release a big game on the same day of another even bigger game, they do it to hope that their game will not get all the attention in the media. "
This would have more weight if these two games had anything in common with each other; not to sound like all gamers are segregated into particular genres, but I think that the crossover market for a shared-content game-creation engine thing and a single-player sci-fi shooter-RPG is pretty slim. And anyone who intersects with those two interests is likely going to pick up both rather quickly. If anything, the proximity with Killzon3 would be more worrying, but even that I think is a reach.
Posted by Xeiphyer
@Aetheldod said:
" @Chop said:
" What is this shit? Zaeed is bitchin' "
IGN is sure filled with shit ... Zaeed rules (but hes the least interesting companion of ME2 , but he still awesome) "
Thats not what lacklustre means =P It has nothing to do with his personality or his sweet-ass room on the ship, but you totally have no dialogue options with him like you do the main characters, so in that way he isn't as good.
Posted by Agent47

Kind of sucks that had it put out for so long.Even though there will still be people who go "Whatever man it will come to PS3 eventually " it's almost a year and a half later.By now if you wanted to play the game that bad you would of long ago or you already know the plot twists.

Posted by eroticfishcake
@Terranova said:
"ME1 events are dealt with via the interactive comic that the PS3 version has, the choices you make are saved and imported into ME2  and work pretty much as a ME1 save would be for the 360 / PC versions "
Huh. That's not a bad way of dealing with that. Interesting...cheers for the heads up anyway.
Posted by MjHealy

I really hope that the game annouced at the VGAs tomorrow is not Mass Effect 3. I really want BioWare to take their time with the end of the trilogy and see what they can do it make ME3 better than ME2.

Edited by Krisgebis
@WilliamRLBaker: Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Dead Rising 2, Dead Space 2, System shock 2, GTA 4, Total War, Uncharted 2 and others tell a different story.
Posted by Hosstile17
@Krisgebis: Don't forget Splinter Cell.
Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite
@Cerberus3Dog said:
" @KaosAngel: You don't! You buy all three! "
Indeed, I will be using Christmas money to do this exact thing.
Posted by Raven_Sword

its good to see that more peopel get to play it. Ill be renting it to see how it turned out.
Posted by Radar

Glad to see ME2 on more platforms... but a year later... come on now... 
 
I hope their Cerberus Network shit dies off. Why couldn't they simply use the XBL marketplace.

Posted by ariskany_evan

I wonder if the PS3 release is what's keeping Mass Effect 2 off of Onlive. Lord knows I would much rather play it on my aging mac computer than on a console...

Posted by diggity_dan

"  Start getting caught up on your firmware now." -----I don't get this.

Posted by captain_clayman

i'd totally consider this if there was mass effect 1 bundled in there as well.  i'll just get them for PC.

Posted by ZombiePie

Power to the people! Mass Effect is a game worth playing regardless of platform.

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Edited by Hughes

I read this as "Mass  Effect 3 coming January 2011." ...I'll move along now...

Posted by Napalm
@eroticfishcake said:
" @Terranova said:
"ME1 events are dealt with via the interactive comic that the PS3 version has, the choices you make are saved and imported into ME2  and work pretty much as a ME1 save would be for the 360 / PC versions "
Huh. That's not a bad way of dealing with that. Interesting...cheers for the heads up anyway. "
I'm glad they found a way to incorporate the elements from Mass Effect into 2. This was always the big element I was concerned about for the PlayStation 3 users.
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Posted by Ghostiet
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" "any sort of multiplayer"  And EA offiicially made the game shit if it has multiplayer there isn't a single super strong single player game that didn't turn shit when they added multiplayer.  "

Because Uncharted 2 or Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood have completely underwhelming singleplayer campaigns because of the multiplayer.

Go die in a fire.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

"  lackluster Zaeed character DLC"  
 
How was Zaeed lackluster? You got a new character and a new mission? The guy may have been a bit of a jerk, but he was a badass! 

Posted by stinky

 
yeah i like how zaed's mission had the same repeat "oh i shot gas pipe behind you, i didnt miss" gimmick the main story had. 
throw in some middle aged white dude, slap a scar on his face and call him an outer space bounty hunter. 
 
nothing lackluster about that. 
 
oh and lets put a garbage disposal in his room, that'd be cool right? all interactive and shit, WOW.

Posted by MrAristocrates

OH GOD WHAT DO I DO? This, Portal 2, and LBP 2 all are in January!

Posted by MysteriousBob

I'm fucking sick of lame-Brad trying to shove his worthless opinion into news articles. Zaeed was a fantastic character.

Posted by ptys

Wasn't that already confirmed month's ago? IGN's female editors love talking about Mass Effect like it's some kind of gossip mag with any little update or piece of news about this game making front page headlines! It really gives you an idea of what could happen to gaming if it does hit the mainstream for real, kind of like the iPhone... ehhhhhhhh! Nothing against fellow female gamers, just a few members of the IGN staff in particular.

Posted by Faint

i own a ps3, though ive already played it on pc, so not interested. especially a year after release. if you arent going to release similarly close to the original release date i can't see the point. (dont get me wrong, this is my game of the year.)

Posted by damswedon
@Wiseblood: Thank you for reminding me of that video. It is one of the best things to come out of Mass Effect 2.
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