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Mass Effect 2 PS3 Hits PSN and Blu-ray on January 18th, More Than a Simple Port

Evil Chris Priestly's Avatar + Posted by Evil Chris Priestly on Jan 12, 2011 // Community Coordinator, BioWare

Mass Effect 2 for the PlayStation 3 goes on sale in stores on January 18th in North America, and will also be available in downloadable form through the PlayStation Network in North America on January 18th.

Mass Effect 2 PS3

Mass Effect 2 is an amazing game. It has all of the benchmarks of a truly great science-fiction epic: a heroic main character, memorable companions each with their own personalities and abilities, terror-inducing villains, vast galaxies to explore, exotic alien races, strange worlds and locations, high-technology weapons and vehicles, and a story that will have fans talking about it and replaying it for ages.

Mass Effect 2 PSN Mass Effect 2 PS3 Box

In Mass Effect 2, you play as Commander Shepard who has to lead a crack team of mercenaries, scientists and soldiers on a mission to investigate the disappearances of human colonies throughout the galaxy. Who lives, who dies and the ultimate success or failure of the mission, is up to you. Now BioWare and the Mass Effect team are proud to bring Mass Effect 2 to the PlayStation community.


PlayStation fans have been asking for Mass Effect for years and we are very pleased to finally be bringing it to a new branch of Mass Effect fans. However, what I think Mass Effect fans on the PS3 will be most appreciative of is that this is not a simple port. The Mass Effect team has taken the time to utilize the PS3 hardware to the fullest in order to maximize your gameplay experience. It was also extremely important for the team to make sure playing with the PS3 controller worked and felt good. You will also see that the in-game graphics and cinematics are clearer and more vibrant on the PS3. As an added bonus, the PS3 version includes previously released DLC missions: Overlord, Lair of the Shadow Broker and Kasumi.

Mass Effect 2 for PS3

Mass Effect 2 takes place after Mass Effect 1 and some fans were concerned they would miss out on some of the important story choices available in the first game. The Mass Effect team, working with the fine folks at Dark Horse Comics, has created an interactive in-game comic that allows players new to the franchise to experience Mass Effect 1 while making the story choices that have repercussions in Mass Effect 2.

There is a demo of Mass Effect now available on the PlayStation Network. You can learn more about the demo here. This demo lets you play the start of Mass Effect 2 as well as introducing you to one of your potential party members, Dr Mordin Solus. Dr Solus, or Mordin to his friends, is a salarian scientist who can not only heal the sick; he can create new exotic weapons to use in battle. Finding Mordin and recruiting him to join you and your suicide mission will not be easy.

Look for Mass Effect 3 to come to the PS3 in Holiday 2011.

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+ VenomUK on January 16th, 2011 at 9:56 am said:

Hi Chris!
What are Bioware’s plans for releasing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 HD for the PlayStation 3?!

I played the originals and they are terrific games with brilliant story-telling and playability that would translate so well to the PS3 platform. Add a HD coat lick of paint to the graphics, trophy support, and include the ‘extra code’ that was left out of 2 to make a special edition, and you could have a best selling blu-ray.

So come on Chris, what do you think about Star Wars: KOTOR 1&2 HD?!


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+ mexx_PL on January 17th, 2011 at 7:02 am said:

At first. Awesome Bioware for making a digital version of ME2. Great news.
But, i have a two question to ask. The first is the price. Is it will be a standard 60$ or cheaper?
And the second one. There is any chances for EU PSS release?
Thanks, and keep up the good work! :)


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+ Tank_Baked on January 17th, 2011 at 8:04 am said:

I don’t know why people keep asking what the price will be. It’s gonna be the exact same price as it’s gonna be in any game store. Same as the physical copy. If people find that is too expensive either get into gamesharing with buddies and split the costs of these games(which is really the best option) or just buy the physical copy.


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+ Mcgnnis on January 17th, 2011 at 8:52 am said:

It really sucks that we don’t have the first one. Now I am playing the original on PC and have to wait until i finish it to buy ME 2…


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+ Malkavian23 on January 18th, 2011 at 5:13 am said:

The same question as mexx. Any chance for digital EU release this week? :)
Is there an information about the price of digital version?


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+ coltsfanuk on January 18th, 2011 at 9:26 am said:

Will I be able to load the game save from the 60 minute free trial with a blu-ray copy of the game?


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+ Cysquatch on January 18th, 2011 at 1:25 pm said:

Anyone download the PSN version? Does it support game sharing? I have two ps3s and would like to play on one while the kids are playing on a sub account.


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+ Moon_Spot on January 20th, 2011 at 6:27 pm said:

60 bucks!?!? And even more for DLC?!? Whoa!
Mother fracker thats crazy!

if you’re going to D/L anyways PLZ copy paste these
ea.com/games/mass-effect
ea.com/games/mass-effect-2


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