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Mass Effect Trilogy in a Single Package This Fall

Plus, PS3 owners to eventually have access to the original game.

Having all three Mass Effect games in a single package for $59.99 is one hell of a deal.
Having all three Mass Effect games in a single package for $59.99 is one hell of a deal.

Electronic Arts and BioWare are packaging the Mass Effect trilogy as a single package this fall, giving you Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 for $59.99.

Even better, the original Mass Effect is coming to PlayStation 3. The catch? The trilogy package is coming to Xbox 360 and PC on November 6, while the PS3 compilation is “at a later date.”

In addition to a package deal, the original Mass Effect will be available as a standalone download on PlayStation Network, whenever that version is finished.

This coincides with the announcement of N7 Day on November 6, a “worldwide celebration” of the franchise that will coincide with a “variety of in-game, online and live events.”

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Posted By tourgen

DLC included?

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Posted By IntoTheN1ght

Guys just buy the WiiU version, sure its 60 bucks and only contains 1 game that is a year old but Reggie says "its a different game" and those PR folk would never lie to us?

This makes the WiiU version seem like a funny gag, a joke. Much like MGS3 3DS compared to the MGS HD collection

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Posted By Daneian

Hope its got an awesome reversible cover with my girl FemmeShep!

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Posted By sunsetstreek

might go for it if it includes the DLC.

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Posted By DanTheGamer32

@Phatmac said:

Any word on whether the DLC for all of these games will be available in this package? Mass Effect had some DLC so I'm wondering if it'll be playable on the PS3.

Honestly, the ME1 DLC is not worth your time anyway if it's not.

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Posted By teh_destroyer

This is cool, will probably grab this so I can finish it up for good.

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Posted By aznjon12

Why did I even buy you ME2? Well, two out of three for a collection isn't bad.

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Posted By Phatmac

@DanTheGamer32 said:

@Phatmac said:

Any word on whether the DLC for all of these games will be available in this package? Mass Effect had some DLC so I'm wondering if it'll be playable on the PS3.

Honestly, the ME1 DLC is not worth your time anyway if it's not.

Mostly asking for curiosity's sake.

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Posted By dvorak

@Humanity said:

Thats a pretty amazing deal actually.

If it included the DLC it would be incredible.

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Posted By DanTheGamer32

@Phatmac said:

@DanTheGamer32 said:

@Phatmac said:

Any word on whether the DLC for all of these games will be available in this package? Mass Effect had some DLC so I'm wondering if it'll be playable on the PS3.

Honestly, the ME1 DLC is not worth your time anyway if it's not.

Mostly asking for curiosity's sake.

yeah fair enough.

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Posted By nohthink

As a PS3 owner, I'm PSYCHED that the first Mass Effect is coming to PS3. I borrowed a 360 and a Mass Effect from my friend to play and I think it is the Mass Effect(I still LOVE ME3. I just think first ME was better.) Hurray for me!

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Posted By kindgineer

Oh wow, this is great. I've been sitting on the side-lines for ME3 and this will give me a chance to replay the trilogy.

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Posted By RichieJohn

Include the DLC and this will be the best game ever. I hope they get the pricing right on PC as I think you can buy all 3 of the base games for less than this will cost already.

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Posted By hermes

This is great...

I played ME2 and 3 on the PS3, but I had to play the first one on the PC and use the comic to import most of my decisions.

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Posted By Jazz_Lafayette

@zombie2011 said:

releasing the same day as Halo 4 and Election day, probably not the best idea.

If Halo 4's tagline isn't "DEMOCRACY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME," someone over there isn't doing their job.

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Edited By NTM

That's cool, I'm happy that the people that didn't get a chance to play the original will finally be able to, although I wouldn't tell them to expect much when it comes to certain aspects of the game. That's not saying it's a bad game at all (it's merely really great), but from a game play perspective (not including the exploration bits), it's not quite as good as the other two in my opinion, and the frame rate, if it isn't improved, isn't very good. I would actually, in time, like to try this out myself.

I was kind of hoping this would be something they'd do next generation with updates, but this is fine. I'm still kind of done with Mass Effect though, but of course, things can change. I wonder if the DLC will come with it, then it really makes it a desirable package, even if it isn't all perfect add-ons. Right now I'm thinking about the PS3 version only because PS3 players didn't get to play it, but honestly, if I ever got it, I may get it on 360, maybe not though! The PS3 doesn't have to use separate disks. In the end it really depends on graphical performance I think.

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Posted By Humanity

@dvorak said:

@Humanity said:

Thats a pretty amazing deal actually.

If it included the DLC it would be incredible.

I think if it's a complete collection they would HAVE to put it in but the cynic in me doubts that they would simply be that generous.

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Posted By Goblin

Heh, glad I waited for the inevitable GOTY/collection version of ME3.

I would play through ME1 again with trophies and, hopefully, better optimized graphics.

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Posted By Rothbart

Even though EA is a bloodsucking dinosaur out to scorch the earth they stand on, I still find this deal to be quite a nice gesture of goodwill. This would make an excellent gift to someone looking to get as much Mass Effect crammed into their brain as possible, I approve.

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Posted By thedj93

thats a lot of game

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Posted By SilverTorch1

Now they'll be able to play the only great Mass Effect.

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Posted By spiceninja

@SilverTorch1 said:

Now they'll be able to play the only great Mass Effect.

Mass Effect 2? Yeah I agree.

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Posted By Rusputin

The first two games went on a steam sale for like $5 per game tops.... $60 for three games sounds like a terrible deal.

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Posted By Shaanyboi

Very cool. Already played all three, but... cool.

But man, this makes the WiiU version of ME3 a COMPLETE rip off... Arguably the one system that could really USE a compilation of all 3, and it's instead getting a full-priced version of the last game... That sucks.

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Posted By DeShawn2ks

Sounds like a pretty nice deal if you haven't touched this series yet. I would buy this for a extra 20 bucks if there was a version with all the mako stuff from the 1st one, planet scanning from the 2nd one and the resource hunting and crappy citadel side quest from the 3rd one cut out.

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Posted By Aleryn

Sounds good. I hope PS3 players get a better version of the first game that isn't plagued by stutter and general bad performance of the 360 version. I went through it once and never wanted to again cuz of that jank.

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Posted By hermes

@dvorak said:

@Humanity said:

Thats a pretty amazing deal actually.

If it included the DLC it would be incredible.

That seems unlikely, since ME3 has some DLC (Omega) that would release at the time...

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Posted By Brad3000

I wonder if the save from ME1 on PS3 will import to ME2, since ME2 for PS3 was never built to do that originally.

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Posted By leinad44

I'm done with Mass Effect. We had some great times, but that ending marred the experience.

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Posted By Lego_My_Eggo

I was just wondering if they where going to do this. If the original Mass Effect is a good port this is a definite buy, and a good reason to replay all of them. Any word on if all the DLC is included?

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Posted By cosmic

I'm curious if Microsoft's logo will still be on the 360 version. There's a reason for The 360 and PC version coming out first.

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Posted By Godlyawesomeguy

Almost makes me wish I didn't already own the first two and all of the DLC for Mass Effect 2.

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Posted By JeanLuc

This is up there with the Orange Box in terms of bang for your buck. That's a lot of content for the price of normal retail game.

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Posted By GooieGreen

Looking forward to replaying all of my stupid decisions from Mass Effect 1 on PS3 now (as well as finally playing the rest of the series). I'm glad those long-standing rumors turned out to be true. Hopefully the PS3 version will run at least as poorly as it did on Xbox 360.

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Posted By MysteriousFawx

@hermes said:

@dvorak said:

@Humanity said:

Thats a pretty amazing deal actually.

If it included the DLC it would be incredible.

That seems unlikely, since ME3 has some DLC (Omega) that would release at the time...

It 'needs' some of the DLC really though, Shadow Broker being the main one that comes to mind. Skipping that kind of content out really leaves a big section of story uncovered.

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Posted By Encephalon

Bad blood aside, that's a pretty good value.

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Edited By MikkaQ

And yet no announcement for Wii U, a console that is randomly getting the 3rd entry to the series with zero context. Seriously, who is that port for, Mass Effect fans that haven't gotten around to the third game, but feel like the Xbox, PS3 or PC in their life is just not the right way to experience it?

@cosmic said:

I'm curious if Microsoft's logo will still be on the 360 version. There's a reason for The 360 and PC version coming out first.

Probably because a PS3 version of the first game has never existed before and they need to do the work porting it?

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Posted By ma_rc_01

I'll wait for the Ultra-ultimate directors cut with all the dlc to buy it all again thank you very much.

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Posted By Saltank

Approved. But is all the DLC attached or what?

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Edited By LegendaryChopChop

I have had all games since their original launch dates, but I'm tempted to pick them up again in that nice packaging for the trilogy release. If they had a different/new set of achievements much like Batman AA and Batman AA GOTY, I would be all over that: another reason to play through the trilogy fresh.

I probably won't pick them up again, but it looks good. I really wish it had all the DLC for 1 and 2 (understandably why it doesn't have the DLC for 3), but what can you do. At least 2 might have the Cerberus Network codes?

I'm hoping that "N7 Day" is also the release of the ME3 Omega DLC.

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Posted By Evercaptor

@LegendaryChopChop said:

I have had all games since their original launch dates, but I'm tempted to pick them up again in that nice packaging for the trilogy release. If they had a different/new set of achievements much like Batman AA and Batman AA GOTY, I would be all over that: another reason to play through the trilogy fresh.

I probably won't pick them up again, but it looks good. I really wish it had all the DLC for 1 and 2 (understandably why it doesn't have the DLC for 3), but what can you do. At least 2 might have the Cerberus Network codes?

I'm hoping that "N7 Day" is also the release of the ME3 Omega DLC.

Batman AA and it's GOTY had different achievements because they had different engines (the GOTY suddenly supporting 3D). I have a magical SSS-Rank in Batman Arkham Asylum.

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Posted By LegendaryChopChop

@Evercaptor said:

@LegendaryChopChop said:

I have had all games since their original launch dates, but I'm tempted to pick them up again in that nice packaging for the trilogy release. If they had a different/new set of achievements much like Batman AA and Batman AA GOTY, I would be all over that: another reason to play through the trilogy fresh.

I probably won't pick them up again, but it looks good. I really wish it had all the DLC for 1 and 2 (understandably why it doesn't have the DLC for 3), but what can you do. At least 2 might have the Cerberus Network codes?

I'm hoping that "N7 Day" is also the release of the ME3 Omega DLC.

Batman AA and it's GOTY had different achievements because they had different engines (the GOTY suddenly supporting 3D). I have a magical SSS-Rank in Batman Arkham Asylum.

Great, now I suddenly want ME3D edition...

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Posted By Darkstorn

That's great! Regardless of all the hoopla about ME2, ME1 is the title I enjoyed playing the most. Everything just clicked with me more in the first game (the story in ME2 was pretty solid though).

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Posted By MarkWahlberg

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:

@zombie2011 said:

releasing the same day as Halo 4 and Election day, probably not the best idea.

If Halo 4's tagline isn't "DEMOCRACY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME," someone over there isn't doing their job.

War Politics never changes!

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Posted By Neurotic

Hmmmmm. Might partake of this when it eventually comes to PS3, giving me one less reason (or three, I suppose) to own my Xbox.

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Posted By cosmic

@MikkaQ said:

And yet no announcement for Wii U, a console that is randomly getting the 3rd entry to the series with zero context. Seriously, who is that port for, Mass Effect fans that haven't gotten around to the third game, but feel like the Xbox, PS3 or PC in their life is just not the right way to experience it?

@cosmic said:

I'm curious if Microsoft's logo will still be on the 360 version. There's a reason for The 360 and PC version coming out first.

Probably because a PS3 version of the first game has never existed before and they need to do the work porting it?

Or because in Microsoft and Bioware's original contract they had a 5 year publishing deal? In any other generation we would have had new consoles by now, considering ME1 came out in 2007

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Posted By coakroach

Awesome, I played ME2 on PS3 a while back and loved the hell out of it.

Looking forward to going through the whole trilogy.

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Edited By DeShawn2ks

@ma_rc_01 said:

I'll wait for the Ultra-ultimate directors cut with all the dlc to buy it all again thank you very much.

I hate to admit this but I have beaten each Mass Effect at least 5 times and will probably buy this too. I will also probably be buying the imaginary version you just made up.

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Posted By JesterPC238

Amazing deal for $60. Hundreds of hours of game to be had.

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Posted By Rongaryen

@MikkaQ said:

@cosmic said:

I'm curious if Microsoft's logo will still be on the 360 version. There's a reason for The 360 and PC version coming out first.

Probably because a PS3 version of the first game has never existed before and they need to do the work porting it?

It would be awesome if the Port of the first game was remade with the ME3 engine. Of course, that could be the only option for them.

I'll be buying this whether it has any of the DLC included or not. There's enough game here that I won't miss it.