When Bioware announced the Mass Effect Trilogy, the company stated that the Xbox 360 and PC versions were coming on November 6th (that’s tomorrow,) but a release date for the PlayStation 3 hadn’t been confirmed at the time. Fortunately, that last part has changed since the developer has announced that the Mass Effect Trilogy is coming to the PS3 on December 4th in North America and December 7th in Europe.
It’s worth noting that this will be the first time that the original Mass Effect is released on Sony‘s home console. But what happens to those who already own Mass Effect 2 and 3 on the PS3 and want to complete the collection by getting the original Mass Effect only? Thankfully for those guys, the title will be available as a standalone download on the PlayStation Network.
As its name indicates, the Mass Effect Trilogy includes Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 and it costs $59.99. In terms of DLC, the PS3 version of the first Mass Effect will include Bring Down the Sky, the PC version will include Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station and finally, the Xbox 360 version won’t include any pieces of DLC. With Mass Effect 2, all three versions get Cerberus Network, but PS3 owners will also get Lair of the Shadow Broker, Kasumi and Overlord. With Mass Effect 3, all three versions get Cerberus Network. That’s a lot of Mass Effect!