BioWare has officially announced the "Mass Effect Trilogy", a box-set which as implied, will feature all 3 games in one package. According to the BioWare site, the package will include the 5 game discs (1 for ME, 2 for ME2 and 2 for ME3) and exclusive artwork, all contained within a good-looking premium-foil box. Here's the kicker: all this costs just $59.99 USD! The package will be avaiable for the X360, the PC, AND the PS3 (good for PS3 fans who want to play ME, but can't as a standalone due to Microsoft control). The trilogy will be released on Nov. 6, 2012, exactly 8 months after ME3's release. (UPDATE: The PS3 version will be released at a later date).
In addition, there also seems to be somewhat of a graphics update, as there is a screenshot from ME looking quite good and polished compared to its original form.
My opinion on this: While I like the package and the heavy graphics updates to ME, it comes just several months after ME3's release, and as I spent a good amount of capital getting ME2 and ME3's limited collector editions, the only reasons I'd consider getting the package are that ME looks quite updated and the price is very affordable.
What are your thoughts on this incredibly earth-shattering news from BioWare? Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem 16:39, September 26, 2012 (UTC)
Almost forgot to mention that the trilogy will be compatible with the other versions of Mass Effect, meaning gamers can play ME3's multiplayer with the standalone versions of that game. Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem 16:41, September 26, 2012 (UTC)
Hang on... SPEAK OF THE DEVIL! IGN is now stating that the standalone ME will be released via the PSN (not in box form due to what was mentioned before), but at a later, still unconfirmed release date (like the PS3 version of the Trilogy as I mentioned above). Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem 16:59, September 26, 2012 (UTC)