Mass Effect 2 Set to Arrive on PS3 in January 2011
If there was a game that I would tell PS3 owners that they would have to play on the PC or Xbox 360, it would be the Mass Effect series. The combination of a thoroughly fleshed out universe mixed with excellent combat is a pinnacle for the console in my opinion. I have always been a little upset that PS3 fans have not had a chance at playing this fantastic series, but those fans only have to wait a few more months, as Electronic Arts and Bioware are bringing Mass Effect 2 to the PS3 in January 2011.
Now, the strange thing is that only Mass Effect 2 is coming to the PS3, not the first Mass Effect. It makes me wonder if Electronic Arts had the hooks built into Mass Effect 2 from the start to bring it to the PS3, whereas Mass Effect 1 was designed for Microsoft products under the Microsoft Games Studio umbrella. Mass Effect 2 will also ship with hours of additional content, most likely the Cerberus stuff, and maybe some of the DLC like Kasumi’s Stolen Memory.
Now I am sure that some fans of Mass Effect and their Xbox 360 will be upset at losing this exclusive, but I feel that is short sighted. Mass Effect is a great series, and I for one am glad to see that more people will be able to enjoy the universe. So PS3 fans, welcome to one of the finest gaming franchises in some time. It was a long wait, but it will be well worth it.
BIOWARE’S ACTION RPG MASS EFFECT 2 MAKES PLAYSTATION 3 DEBUT
The Highest Rated Game of 2010 Comes to PS3 in January 2011
Cologne, Germany – August 17th 2010 – Today at GamesCom, BioWareTM, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced that Mass EffectTM 2, the highest rated game of 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PC*, is coming to the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in January 2011. The PlayStation 3 edition will include the full Mass Effect 2 game and hours of bonus content, making this the perfect introduction to BioWare’s award-winning action RPG franchise.
Mass Effect 2 has already received over 70 perfect scores from media outlets such as the Associated Press, Eurogamer, MSNBC,com, G4TV and the Los Angeles Times, and is the highest rated game in the 15-year history of Bioware and the 28-year history of EA.
The Mass Effect franchise is an epic science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous aliens and mysterious, uncharted planets. In Mass Effect 2, PlayStation 3 players will step into the role of Commander Shepard for the very first time, leading a crew of the most dangerous special operatives from across the galaxy on a mission to save mankind. Featuring intense shooter action, a rich storyline, space exploration and emotionally engaging character interaction, Mass Effect 2 delivers an unparalleled gameplay experience.
Mass Effect 2 will be available for the PlayStation 3 in January 2011. For more information, please visit http://masseffect.bioware.com/ and follow the development team at www.twitter.com/masseffect2 or at http://www.facebook.com/masseffect.
According to Metacritic.com.
BioWare develops high quality console, PC and online role-playing games, focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world’s most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur’s GateTM, Neverwinter NightsTM, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old RepublicTM, Jade EmpireTM, Mass EffectTM and Dragon AgeTM. BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec), Austin (Texas) and Fairfax (Virginia). Currently announced projects at BioWare include the development of ongoing downloadable content for Mass Effect 2, one of the highest rated video games of all time, Dragon Age 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2009’s “RPG of the Year” Dragon Age: Origins, and the story-driven massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars®: The Old RepublicTM. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/biofeed. To join the millions of fans already registered on our community, go to http://social.bioware.com.
About Electronic Arts
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