With the impending release of the Mass Effect Trilogy, BioWare has released a launch trailer for the set. The trailer shows a lot of the highlights of the story, without spoiling anything, such as Shepard’s importance, and the battle between the Normandy and the Collector’s ship. The trilogy set, as the name implies, will include all three Mass Effect games and will see a release on the PC, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3.
Recently, EA had announced the release date for the PlayStation 3 version of the game. The PS3 version of the game is set to release on December 7. The company had earlier also detailed the downloadable content that will be bundled with the trilogy set, but had given no word about the PlayStation 3 version. According to Eurogamer, the PS3 version of the trilogy set will have Bring Down the Sky for the first game, all the DLCs, such as Kasumi and Lair of the Shadow Broker for the second game, and no DLC for the third game.
For the PC version, the set will include Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station DLCs for the first game, Cerberus Network DLC for the second game, which includes an extra character and some extra missions and weapons, and the online pass for the third game, which includes an extra character along with some missions and weapons. The Xbox 360 version of the set will only have the Cerberus Network for the second game and the online pass for the third game.
This is a strikingly strange move on EA’s part, as the Trilogy sets or ‘Game of the Year’ sets usually contain all the games along with all the DLCs that the company has released for the games. It is also puzzling to note that EA has chosen to not include Lair of the Shadow Broker, Overlord, or Kasumi in the trilogy set, as these DLC missions have their stories picked up again in the third game.
Time to save the galaxy again
Mass Effect 3 has gained a large amount of notoriety among gamers for having one of the most disappointing endings ever made in a game. One of the biggest reasons for the disappointing ending was that players had been waiting for a satisfying end to the story since the first Mass Effect game came out in 2007. The trilogy took around five years to finish and players were left with a sour taste in their mouth after finishing Mass Effect 3. To fix this, BioWare had released an “Extended Cut” DLC which promised to expand on the ending.
Recently, BioWare had detailed the next DLC that Mass Effect 3 will be getting. The DLC, titled Omega, is set to be the most expensive DLC released for the Mass Effect series yet, not counting in the online pass that came bundled with new copies of Mass Effect 2, but cost 1,200 Microsoft Points if you had a used copy. It is also set to be the largest DLC for Mass Effect 3 so far, with producer Mike Gamble describing it during the ongoing New York Comic Con as 'double the size' of the largest Mass Effect 3 DLC so far. The DLC has you revisit Omega from the second game and team up with the ruler, Aria T’loak, to retake the space station back from the control of Cerberus. Among the features of the DLC is the inclusion of new enemies such as the Cerberus Dragoon class, which was recently added in the game for the multiplayer.