Mass Effect 2 PS3 For Sale On PSN January 18

  • 109 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

Surprise! Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 will also hit PSN on Jan. 18, the same day the boxed version hits store shelves. According to this recent reveal post on the PS blog, this digital version apparently won’t be lacking features that the physical version is shipping with, meaning you’ll get access to all the free DLC hitting with the game and, presumably, the Cerberus Network stuff as well.

Also, when you buy the digital version, you’ll get the oft-talked-about digital comic, which acts as a bridge between Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. I didn’t catch this until today, but apparently this comic is also interactive, allowing you to make those important moral choices from the original ME that informs certain… situations and outcomes in the second game. 
 

 
No word on the price on the digital version just yet, but I’ll note that the physical version of the port will ship at the normal $60 price tag. PS3 users, if you're down to play Giant Bomb's Game of the Year 2010, will you be seeking out a disc copy or just downloading it straight from PSN?
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

Surprise! Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 will also hit PSN on Jan. 18, the same day the boxed version hits store shelves. According to this recent reveal post on the PS blog, this digital version apparently won’t be lacking features that the physical version is shipping with, meaning you’ll get access to all the free DLC hitting with the game and, presumably, the Cerberus Network stuff as well.

Also, when you buy the digital version, you’ll get the oft-talked-about digital comic, which acts as a bridge between Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. I didn’t catch this until today, but apparently this comic is also interactive, allowing you to make those important moral choices from the original ME that informs certain… situations and outcomes in the second game. 
 

 
No word on the price on the digital version just yet, but I’ll note that the physical version of the port will ship at the normal $60 price tag. PS3 users, if you're down to play Giant Bomb's Game of the Year 2010, will you be seeking out a disc copy or just downloading it straight from PSN?
#2 Posted by SuperJoe (866 posts) -

Thirst!

#3 Edited by dsd21 (140 posts) -

Shepard.

#4 Posted by Hellequin (37 posts) -

Intriguing. I like to have a disc, though. Call me old fashioned.

#5 Posted by netfluffyG (65 posts) -

I'm going to download it and be as much of a shut-in as possible.

#6 Posted by RobotHamster (4170 posts) -

I've been thinking about getting this, wouldn't mind playing through it again if I get the time.

#7 Posted by S0ndor (2715 posts) -
@SuperJoe said:
" Thirst! "
Very cunning
#8 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

My name is Commander Shepard and thePSN Store is my favorite store on the citadel

#9 Posted by BLipp18 (256 posts) -

also, they said the file size is 12gigs! 
 
so...free up some hard drive space people

#10 Posted by cooljammer00 (1499 posts) -

Disc, because PSN is slow as shit and I only have DSL. 
 
What are you, mad?

#11 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

so.... the boxed version does not have the interactive comic? I played the first one so I don't really care but that's rather odd...

#12 Posted by zebosausamite (11 posts) -

The comic as a bridge concept is very cool.  It'd be great to see this as a trend in future sequel releases.  It's a good way to catch those up who may have missed (or have limited time to play) the prequel to a game.

#13 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10377 posts) -

Shepard would endorse them both, but without the other one noticing. 

#14 Edited by onarum (1994 posts) -

holy shit, this is awesome news for me man, it's a pain to get disc based games down here where I live, I'll definitely consider getting this baby on psn.
 
 @BLipp18 said:

" also, they said the file size is 12gigs!  so...free up some hard drive space people "

  bah I have a 500 Gigs HD on my ps3, bring it on, I hope they do this kind of stuff for more games in the future.
#15 Posted by Soap (3561 posts) -

Ahh shit, I was hopeful I could avoid temptation on this, but if it's going to be only a few clicks away at all times I'm probably gunna fail that :(

#16 Posted by Digi7alS3lf (84 posts) -

Disc all the way. Used disc even. 
 
I don't get it... i won't have access to the Digital comic unless i buy the PSN version? That's messed up. 

#17 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (498 posts) -

Have the physical copy pre-ordered, picking it up as soon as it drops. I'm not a fan of big downloads on PSN, takes too long and pauses when you play an online game (as it should, I guess).

#18 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -
@nohthink said:
" so.... the boxed version does not have the interactive comic? I played the first one so I don't really care but that's rather odd... "
I'm sure it will. It could be that you'll just get a voucher to download it. I don't see why they would make DD only as that comic is pretty darn important for people who are new to the series. 
#19 Posted by onarum (1994 posts) -
@Digi7alS3lf said:
" Disc all the way. Used disc even.  I don't get it... i won't have access to the Digital comic unless i buy the PSN version? That's messed up.  "
I'm pretty sure the disc based one will have that as well.
#20 Posted by Duffyside (880 posts) -
@Digi7alS3lf said:
" Disc all the way. Used disc even.  I don't get it... i won't have access to the Digital comic unless i buy the PSN version? That's messed up.  "
Comic is in the disc version as well. Nicholson was saying "you'll get all the DLC that's in the disc version. You'll also get the comic that's in the disc version." The paragraph break makes it seem sort of weird.
#21 Posted by rargy (437 posts) -

I don't need to buy this game again but i am seriously considering it.

#22 Edited by bitcloud (646 posts) -
@Hellequin: If they are the same price and quality(features, security, etc.), disc version always. Choice is good though, glad this kind of thing is happening on PSN.
#23 Posted by Yummylee (21208 posts) -

Just wtf is going on in the bottom right panel of that comic strip?

#24 Posted by dagas (2744 posts) -

I wonder if the most important moral choice will be in the comic. I of course talk about Conrad Verner ^^ I loved the fact that he was in ME2 if you treated him a certain way.

#25 Posted by Digi7alS3lf (84 posts) -

Well, I think someone need to work on their writing skills, because, from that I understand that the digital version has features the disc one doesn't. 
 
It makes it clear the PSN version won't be lacking features, and they it says... "also....", so... on top of the DLC and stuff.. you get the comic. If the comic is included in both, shouldn't be mentioned in the previous paragraph?

#26 Posted by Peacemaker (1101 posts) -

I imagine the download would take forever.  The 360 version was like 20gb for both discs.  It has to be pretty close to that.

#27 Posted by Sammo21 (3203 posts) -

The only way I am buying the digital version over hard copy is if it is $40 or something.  I know it won't be so it looks I am still getting the hard copy!

#28 Posted by Waffles13 (606 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" Shepard would endorse them both, but without the other one noticing.  "
Despite being within speaking distance of one another.
 
On topic, I am astonished with how many people here are pro-disc/anti-digital. This is 2011, yo, discs are done!
#29 Posted by JackSukeru (5898 posts) -

That's Soon! 
 
...I better get playing on my PC copy of Mass Effect.

#30 Posted by hermes (1350 posts) -

Brad, they said the comic was going to be available to all versions, disc and download alike.

My bet is that the game will be the exact same price as the disc version, as they are likely to handle it the same way as they handle PSPGo games.

I would buy it from PSN, just to cut off the middle man (and importing it will take me more than what it takes to download it), but 12 Gb is a huge part of my 60 Gb model.

#31 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

Very cool, but I haven't planned on buying the full disc, I was just going to GameFly it, if anything, 
 
But like I said, that is super cool, I hope EA continues the trend of day-1 downloads for full games.

#32 Posted by pavakah (98 posts) -

I wonder how long it will take for the download release to hit 40 bucks.  This game is a year old on two other platforms.

#33 Posted by Duffyside (880 posts) -
@Digi7alS3lf said:
" Well, I think someone need to work on their writing skills, because, from that I understand that the digital version has features the disc one doesn't.  It makes it clear the PSN version won't be lacking features, and they it says... "also....", so... on top of the DLC and stuff.. you get the comic. If the comic is included in both, shouldn't be mentioned in the previous paragraph? "
Yes, I agree it's confusing, but I don't think a single mistake means "someone need (sic) to work on their writing skills." Maybe a quick edit would fix this issue, and not another semester in English 101?
#34 Posted by Nadafinga (957 posts) -

Buying the blu-ray, so I can eventually trade it in.

#35 Posted by Akeldama (4236 posts) -

I was waiting for this, but I cracked and bought it on steam. No regrets.

#36 Posted by Junpei (714 posts) -

If they do the typical download version is $10 cheaper then I'll consider it, but I would have to clear a bunch of space off my 80 Gig to do it. Either way I won't be getting it at day one so if gamefly doesn't get it to me by the time there is a significant price drop I'll wait for the disc copy.

#37 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" Just wtf is going on in the bottom right panel of that comic strip? "
I donno either. Looks like her arms are overlapping incorrectly or something. Also, why does she have a top on here, but not in the panel to the left? I also think I remember noticing some shockingly weird drawing fuckups in the other clips of this comic that I've seen. Maybe it's 'cause they're stills of inFAMOUS-styled "moving comics."
#38 Posted by Taborcarn (19 posts) -

Best Buy is doing another Buy 2-get-1-free sale next week, so it coincides with this nicely.  Now I just need to pick 2 other games...

#39 Posted by Mystyr_E (1187 posts) -

I'm still trying to S-rank the original so dont think I'll pick this one up

#40 Posted by arkum (4 posts) -

I like that more games are coming to the PSN for full downloads but the choices seem so random.

#41 Posted by Y2Ken (1041 posts) -

Started playing the original again a couple of days ago in preparation, won't get this quite yet though as I don't want it quite enough to get it at full price. Wish I could take my PC save from ME1 across to PS3 ME2 though. (Yes I know I could get it on PC but I really don't want to, I only did that for the first one once it was absolutely clear that it wasn't coming to PS3.)

#42 Posted by roninhack (37 posts) -

I bought Mass Effect 2 during the Steam Sales for  $10.  After 2 hours in on my mass effect 2 playthrough i realized I had no chance for Wrex to be around....  Currently replaying Mass Effect(first time was 360 version)  and just about to start Vermire and finish up the game so I can import and play through all of Mass Effect 2 before Dragon Age 2 comes out....  So then I can finish up my Dragon Age 1 playthough to get whatever that unlocks and get started on DA2. and then TOR comes out.......     This is a vicious cycle...

#43 Posted by kennybaese (658 posts) -

I could play this on my roommate's XBox for free... or I could just buy it on PS3. And then my save stuff will carry over to ME3 when it comes out later this year.  
 
Damn, with Batman, Mass Effect, inFMAOUS and Uncharted this is going to be one hell of a year.  

#44 Posted by Hostile (148 posts) -

I might be buying it on PSN if I can gameshare then pick up the disc-based one when it gets super cheap. There's no way this should be a $60 MSRP release when I have already seen the 360 version of ME2 sell for around $10.

#45 Posted by juanvaldes (181 posts) -

This is a nice change. The future is coming but I think for today I'd save 15% of my HD and would get the disk. 

#46 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

Not for 60 bucks, If i get it, i'll have to wait a while.

#47 Posted by Darkstorn (463 posts) -

Is the motion comic on-disc? I don't have access to high-speed internet and heard that the motion comic was to be dl'ed via a voucher...

#48 Posted by Raven_Sword (3438 posts) -

I already bought it for 10 bucks off amazon for 360. Ill rent this version to see how it is.
#49 Posted by allenibrahim (377 posts) -

I really want to support digital distribution, but I don't have a credit card, so buying 3 $20 PSN cards for Mass Effect 2 would be a serious pain in the ass. Also, $60 seems fine. All the DLC and an exclusive comic? and a new engine? Totally fine. No way I'll be getting it anytime soon though since I already spent what little Christmas money I have. Time to start saving!!

#50 Posted by NewfieBullet (87 posts) -

If its the same price then I'll buy it on PSN after I finish Mass Effect 1 from Steam.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.