Are you looking forward to playing the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and seeing the Commander Shepard trilogy remastered? On May 14th, the edition will be released on PC via Origin and Steam as well as on Playstation 4 and Xbox One with upward compatibility for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.
A remaster as one could wish for
The Mass Effect: Legendary Edition features the content of Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 as well as more than 40 story, weapon and armor DLCs. "It really has been an incredible journey to re-examine the stories, characters and iconic moments of the Mass Effect trilogy to improve the experience for the modern platforms while maintaining the atmosphere of the original," said Mac Walters. Project Director of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition (buy now ) and lead writer of the original trilogy at Bioware. "Remastering a game is an incredibly time-consuming endeavor, not to mention three games with 100+ hours of gameplay, but we wanted to do that for our fans as well as a new generation of players who are now entering the world for the first time Shepard's legendary story. "
Mass Effect 1 in particular is getting a lot of revisions, including even optimizations of the game world with additional details and depth at locations such as Eden Prime, Ilos and Feros. UI adjustments, improved camera behavior and aiming as well as a revised control of the Mako tank are also included. So the first part of the series should fit better into the trilogy. In general, the graphics of all three games have been improved, including reworked character models and tens of thousands of textures in higher resolution, improved shaders and visual effects, lighting, dynamic shadows, volumetric elements and depth of field as well as reworked cutscenes.
For $ 149.99 (plus shipping) you can purchase the Bioware Gear Store even order a Collector's Edition directly, the Mass Effect Legendary Cache. Included is:
- 1 Mass Effect Legendary Edition Steelbook (game not included)
- 1 morality spinner badge
- 1 N7 letter
- 2 canvas art prints (including one only available in the BioWare Gear Store)
- A full color box with the artwork of the game
- 1 N7 helmet on a 1: 1 scale
We have already had a look at the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and you can read our experiences in the preview article. With the remaster you can then adjust to the new ME game that Bioware is currently working on.
Source: press release
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