BioWare, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today released Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition, the definitive way to experience the beloved science-fiction role-playing game trilogy.
The game is available worldwide on PC via Origin, EA Desktop app and Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with optimized backward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition features the heart-pounding cinematic single-player base content and 40+ downloadable content (DLC) story, weapons, and armor packs from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.
It brings the legend of Commander Shepard to life in 4K Ultra HD with HDR compatibility.
“There’s never been a better opportunity to experience the epic story of the original trilogy, whether you’re new to the franchise or looking to replay it for the 10th time,”-Mac Walters, Project Director on the Mass Effect Legendary Edition and lead writer of the original trilogy at BioWare.
“This isn’t just a passion project for our team at BioWare, it’s something we know the fans have wanted for a very long time, and we’ve dedicated all of our efforts to make sure every enhancement we’ve made to this iconic journey feels like Mass Effect.
We could not be more excited to share this moment with our fans around the world and look forward to hearing their personal stories as Shepard again.”
Mass Effect Legendary Edition provides fans and new players with the ability to experience the incredible universe and dynamic cast of characters in Mass Effect with enhanced visuals like never before.
Remastered character models, tens of thousands of up-ressed textures, shaders and VFX, updated lighting, and improved dynamic shadows, volumetrics, and depth-of-field combined add to a new level of immersion in the trilogy.
Players will also have the option to run the game in modes that favor quality or framerate on all consoles depending on their preference.
In addition, the Mass Effect Legendary Edition features an expanded, unified character creation customization with options that persist across all three titles for a unified experience across the trilogy.
A new photo mode will give players a chance to pause gameplay and capture their moments through the cinematic adventure.
The original Mass Effect features modernized interfaces and UI, an expansive visual overhaul to worlds and levels, and improvements to combat, aiming, movement, and AI.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB and is available now on PC via EA Desktop, Origin and Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with optimized backward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
ABOUT MASS EFFECT LEGENDARY EDITION:
Includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs – remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD. Experience a vibrant and detailed universe where your decisions have profound consequences on the action and the outcome.
RELIVE THE CINEMATIC SAGA:
Heart-pounding action meets gripping interactive storytelling where you decide how your unique story unfolds.
Three Games – One Launcher:
Play through the single-player base content and over 40 DLC from all three games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs.
Remastered for a New Generation:
Experience the trilogy in 4K Ultra HD with enhanced performance, visuals, and graphics, all available in HDR. Visual Improvements on All Three Games: Updates include enhanced models, shaders, FX, lighting, and depth of field.
EXPERIENCE THE LEGEND OF SHEPARD:
Create and customize your character, from appearance and skills to a personalized arsenal, then lead your elite recon squad across a galaxy in turmoil.
New Shepard Customizations:
With improved hair, makeup, eye color, and skin tones, you can create your Shepard in a unified character creator with all options available across the entire trilogy, or choose to play as the iconic Femshep from Mass Effect 3, now available in all titles.
Gameplay Enhancements for the First Mass Effect Game:
Enjoy improved aiming and weapons balance, SFX, input/controls, squad behavior, cover behavior, and gameplay cameras.
REFLECT ON YOUR CHOICES:
Your choices seamlessly travel from one game to the next. Each decision you make will control the outcome of every mission, every relationship, every battle – and even the fate of the galaxy itself.
Performance Mode Options:
It supports ultra-high refresh rates on PC and offers a choice between Favor Quality for increased resolution or Favor Framerate to boost your FPS on consoles.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes single-player base content for all three titles (Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3), your favorite single-player story DLC, promo weapons, armors, and packs:
• Bring Down the Sky
• Genesis • Zaeed – The Price of Revenge
• Kasumi – Stolen Memory
• Lair of the Shadow Broker
• Firewalker Pack
• Normandy Crash Site
• Genesis 2
• From Ashes
• Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
• Equalizer Pack
• Aegis Pack
• Firepower Pack
• Cerberus Weapons and Armor
• Arc Projector
• ME2 Alternate Appearance Pack 1
• ME2 Alternate Appearance Pack 2
• ME3 Alternate Appearance Pack 1
• Firefight Pack
• Groundside Resistance Pack
• Recon Operations Pack
• Collector’s Weapon and Armor
• Terminus Weapon and Armor
• M-21 Incisor
• Blood Dragon Armor
• Inferno Armor
• Recon Hood
• Sentry Interface
• Umbra Visor
• N7 Warfare Gear
• AT-12 Raider
• Chakram Launcher
• M-55 Argus
• M-90 Indra
• Reckoner Knight Armor
• N7 Collector’s Edition Pack