Prepare for the Internet backlash, folks: BioWare‘s announced that Mass Effect Trilogy, a compilation of the three Mass Effect games, will be hitting store shelves on November 6th. At least, it will for PC and Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 version doesn’t have a date yet, presumably because the original game was an Xbox 360 exclusive. The ending of the third game was rather divisive, so a second release is liable to only stir up hurt feelings and trolls.
Also, the release date is rather amusing. Why is November 6th amusing, you might ask? Well, that’s because the following day is November 7th, as in N7, as in the designation assigned to Shepard in the game. BioWare sure does love to play with words.
Here’s a list of bullet points that the site implies the trilogy includes:
- Over 75 hours of story content, plus Mass Effect 3’s critically acclaimed multiplayer mode.
- Create and customize your own character with his or her appearance and skills, then play your Commander Shepard through all three Mass Effect games.
- Experience an amazingly rich and detailed universe where your decisions have profound consequences on the action and the outcome.
- Build a personalized arsenal with powerful weapons complete with their own upgrades and modifications.
- Unleash devastating abilities and skills as you command and train an elite squad.
- Take the war online with class-based, co-operative multiplayer in Mass Effect 3.
Notice that it cleverly avoids mentioning whether this compilation includes the DLC as well. Bummer.