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.