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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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Edited By skelington_

I am so IN.

I had Mass Effect 1 for my old 360, but it RRoD'd when i was about 20 hours in, and i haven't touched a Mass Effect game since. This is right up my alley as i've been umming and ahhing about getting ME2 for my PS3 for quite a while. Glad i held off.

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Posted By jefffisher10

Yeah, I own all three games and beat them multiple times... I REALLY wanna buy this but ONLY if it comes with all the DLC.

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Posted By dOm_CaTz

I wonder what kind of port the first mass effect will be, pc port, 360 port, or maybe they rebuilt the game in the me3 engine like they did witht he port of me2.

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Posted By Marshermallow
@FuriousJodo

Does it include all of the DLC for all three games?

I would hope so, but I kinda doubt it
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Posted By ShadowKing7

I did love the hell out of ME2 when I picked it up for the PS3, so I'll probably pick this up. It'll be cool to finally be able to check out the original game. Here's hoping it comes with the DLC, though, because it'll be a bummer if it doesn't.

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Posted By chriscalla

@0blivion said:

Wrex.

@dethmunky said:

@0blivion: Shepard.

Love this.

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Posted By Slag

This is fantastic news!

I've been holding off on the series in the hopes this might happen.

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Posted By RetroVirus

Wait, "N7 Day" is NOT November 7th? I really like Mass Effect, but I don't know, it sounds too weirdly corporate and off-putting. Hopefully the events don't disappoint.

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Edited By Rapid

Awesome, although I own the games on PC, this is a sweet deal

The Wii U version is even more of a joke now

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Posted By JakeLogan

@FuriousJodo said:

Does it include all of the DLC for all three games?

This, and mash a DA 2 pack together while you're at it guys - I heard it's terrible but at least give me all the enchiladas so I can be the judge

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Posted By Eyz

This is a neat idea...though the Wii U will be only receiving ME3? This seemed like a good idea for this upcoming new system, I mean from a marketing point of view..

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Posted By ptys

As someone who played ME2 first, the series is so much more enjoyable when you start from the beginning. There's no shame in spending a few hours creating your Shepard as they'll be with you for 80+ hours.

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Posted By 137

@taz88ny said:

I would hope that this collection includes all of the DLC, if not, it doesn't seem like a great deal.

Highly doubt it will. I still would like to play the dlc for mass effect. To date I still think that's the best same out of all three. ME2 was awesome but ME1 is just such a better story and experience.

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Posted By Thanatos3

Yes finally i can play ME1. I just wish i could have known back when they said they could not release it back in 2011.

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Posted By dropabombonit

Cool that ME1 is coming to PS3 but don't think I could go back and play it because of the mechanics. Also elevators and the fucking mako

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Posted By FuzzYLemoN

A LITTLE FUCKING LATE on ME1 for PS3, but better late than never.

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Posted By Metalisticpain

They could release the trilogy on Wii U, oh wait if they did that they couldnt sell ME3 by itself for $60.

ME1 + ME2 are great in their own ways. ME3 was a total letdown when stuff like killing the rakni queen is just overwritten.

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Posted By RE_Player1

@Metalisticpain said:

They could release the trilogy on Wii U, oh wait if they did that they couldnt sell ME3 by itself for $60.

ME1 + ME2 are great in their own ways. ME3 was a total letdown when stuff like killing the rakni queen is just overwritten.

I agree. If you pay $60 for ME3 on WiiU I feel sorry for you.

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Posted By Blimble

Even if you were a huge fan of Mass Effect a whole day to celebrate it is so stupid. None of them were even innovative or genre defining

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Posted By ExplodeMode

@SwirlinDervish said:

@FuriousJodo

Does it include all of the DLC for all three games?

I would hope so, but I kinda doubt it

The PS3 ME2 disc already has a lot of DLC on it. It would look pretty bad if they reprinted it just to take that off of the disc and upload it to the store.

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Posted By Dr_Acula

@FuriousJodo said:

Does it include all of the DLC for all three games?

Haha that's a good one.

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Posted By spencerelliott

Well, I wish they came out with this sooner. I bought the trilogy on Origin when it was on sale for PC and now it looks like keyboard/mouse for at least ME1 is utterly disappointing.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous
@FuriousJodo said:

Does it include all of the DLC for all three games?

was about to ask this
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Posted By ThePhantomStranger

Cool, I can finally experience the Mass Effect series. As far as dlc I'd hope that they at least package all the relevant dlc from the first 2 and whatever dlc from 3 that's injected into the initial story, anything taking place outside the main game for 3 I'd be happy to pay for.

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Posted By ProfessorMatrix

Awesome if you haven't played all 3 games, although honestly ME1 sucks! Assuming they haven't fixed those issues.

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Posted By Kadeemluvmusic

Looking forward to it. I haven't played Mass Effect 1 (which is an XBOX 360 exclusive in '07), but thank goodness the HD Trilogy is coming. Black Friday, here we come.

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Posted By WickedCobra03

I may end up picking this up when it goes on sale. I have 1 on Xbox, 2 on the pc and 3 on the Xbox again, so I might just pick up this collection and maybe play through all of them on the Playstation 3. It would be cool if they could all fit on one Blu-Ray though!

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Posted By EvilNiGHTS

I can't help thinking if you're one of the PS3 owners who has only played 2 & 3 then playing the first game is going to be a weird experience.

I guess this is an obvious move for 360 because all they really have to do is package it, but doesn't this seem like something that should be on WiiU?

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Posted By firecracker22

I'm happy that PS2 exclusive owners will be able to get in on it.

I hope they weather their expectations, though. The gameplay, especially after playing ME2/ME3, can take work to get through. But I think the storytelling, conversations, and decision making are all worth it.

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Posted By gamefreak9

Mass effect would be cool if it was all one game :P.

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Posted By Pseudonymous

Multiplayer just got extremely boring after about a month or so... haven't played since April and don't plan on playing. PVP would have kept me interested but that's not going to happen. The random equipment is annoying, you should be able to buy what equipment you want not just blindly picking a box just to be disappointed in the end.

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Edited By TPoppaPuff

I wonder how they got around the fact that MS published the first game. I figured they held exclusive rights to that first game, otherwise ME1 should've been released on the PS3 some time ago. Also, I'm disappointed this isn't coming out for Wii U. You could sell it at $100 and sell ME3 alone at $60 like they're going to anyways.

@ProfessorMatrix said:

Awesome if you haven't played all 3 games, although honestly ME1 sucks! Assuming they haven't fixed those issues.

Story's still great though. And yeah the combat is bad but it's still better than Skyrim/Fallout/Oblivion combat.

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Posted By natedawg_kz

I don't get it?, only Mass Effect 2 was good

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Posted By dudeglove

And Not A Shit Was Given That Day

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Posted By FiZi

So does that mean I can finally buy ME3on Steam? I'd rebuy 1 and 2 for that privledge.

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Posted By laserbolts

Hopefully this will get more people to play Mass Effect 1. The best in the series by far. That's alot of gameplay for $60. I would buy it if I didn't own them all already.

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Posted By EndlessLotus

I might actually play this series now....

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Posted By Video_Game_King

So should this game get its own page, or will the three game pages already in place suffice?

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Posted By FidusLingura

Awesome! Just hope they swap out endings on Mass Effect 3. Otherwise its just causing even more people to be confused / pissed off at the ending.

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Posted By vuxnut

I will have no excuse not to finally play and finish this franchise now. Good.

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Posted By kwonstein

It'll most likely just be a port, but still I hope they improve the performance of the first Mass Effect for 360 and PS3. I remember playing it on my friend's 360 and was frustrated with the frequent 5-second loading times in the middle of gameplay, the pop-ins, the frame rate stutters, and the occasional glitches. To me it felt like a beta test for the pc version.