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Mass Effect 2 PS3 Includes Old DLC, New Introductory Element
by Brad Nicholson on
Don't look for Mass Effect 1 anytime soon, though.
Word of this comes straight from BioWare's Dr. Ray Muzyka in a conversation with VG247. "One of the things [BioWare] is doing is bringing a lot of the post-release downloadable content and integrating it into the experience, so that PS3 fans can check that out and play it," he said at Gamescom in Cologne.
"We're making sure there's a really seamless introduction to the world of Mass Effect, for players that haven’t experienced it before."
After this edition of the game was announced during EA's press conference in Cologne, the publisher promised "bonus content" in a press release. Post-release DLC and a new introduction fit that bill.
Dr. Muzyka didn't address one of the other glaring weaknesses of the PS3 edition of the game: the lack of a save file transfer. Mass Effect 2 for the Xbox 360 featured numerous plot branches that players of the first game (with a transferred save file) could experience. It made choices, such as the life and death of two crew members, in the first game matter in its sequel. BioWare has until January 2011 to figure out what to do about this part of the game, though it's worth pointing out that you can certainly still play and enjoy Mass Effect 2 with a fresh character.