When BioWare announced the release of the Mass Effect Trilogy in September, they didn’t have a release date for the PlayStation version of the collection yet, as they had to port the original Mass Effect game to the system. Now we have word that PlayStation 3 owners will only have to wait about a month longer than Xbox 360 and PC owners for the collection, as the Mass Effect Trilogy for the PS3 will release on December 4th.
The collection can be purchased at retail or via the PlayStation Network, and the original Mass Effect game can be purchased by itself via the PSN.
As far as the games’ DLC goes, I’ll let BioWare give you the rundown:
The PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect Trilogy will have the original Mass Effect with Bring Down the Sky integrated into the game, both on-disc and on the PSN download. Mass Effect 2 will still have the same DLC on-disc that it was originally shipped with: Cerberus Network; Kasumi; Overlord; and Lair of the Shadow Broker. Finally, Mass Effect 3 will also be exactly as it originally shipped.
The Xbox 360 version will include all DLC that came with the original games – Cerberus Network with Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 remains unchanged as well. The PC is the same as Xbox 360, except both Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station are available for free – just as they are for all PC players who purchases each standalone product today.
BioWare went on to say that although developer Edge of Reality had some challenges porting the original game to the PS3, the ported game “runs pretty damn well.”
In just a little over a month from now, I will be hounding all of my PS3-only friends to look into this series like I’ve never hounded them before.