Disambiguous This article is about the DLC interactive comic before Mass Effect 2. For the interactive comic in the Mass Effect 3: Special Edition, see Mass Effect: Genesis 2.
Mass Effect Genesis

Mass Effect: Genesis is a downloadable "interactive backstory comic" produced by Dark Horse Comics for the PlayStation 3 release of Mass Effect 2 and later made available for Xbox 360 and PC.[1] Genesis was released on January 18, 2011 for PlayStation 3, and May 17, 2011 for Xbox 360 and PC. An updated version of the comic, Mass Effect: Genesis 2, is included in the Mass Effect 3: Special Edition for Wii U.

Genesis fills the role of Mass Effect for new players by introducing them to the story of the original game and allowing them to make six of the major plot decisions that Xbox 360 and PC players could make (see Save File Transfer). If downloaded, the comic appears between the opening level and character customization. There are two versions of the comic, one each for a male and female Commander Shepard.[2]

Choices Edit

The six choices that players can make in Mass Effect: Genesis are as follows:[2]

Notes Edit

  • If you used Mass Effect: Genesis to customize your Mass Effect 2 playthrough with Mass Effect story decisions on the Xbox 360, and you then want to do additional Mass Effect 2 playthroughs by importing your initial Mass Effect 2 save games, you should delete Mass Effect: Genesis before attempting to start the new playthrough. If you don’t, the game will force you through the interactive comic even though you’re importing an earlier Mass Effect 2 playthrough.
  • Mass Effect: Genesis does not mention some events and subjects that were part of Mass Effect, namely the mission on Feros,[3] and the geth and their overall involvement in the game. Additionally, no assignments are explored.

Pricing Edit

Mass Effect: Genesis is available for free on PlayStation 3,[4] for $3.99 on Xbox 360,[5] and for 320 BioWare Points on PC.[6]

References Edit

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