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Mass Effect 2 Nets Simultaneous Blu-ray & PlayStation Network Release

Posted by Sammy Barker

We wondered what that "Mass Effect 2: Coming To The PlayStation Network In Six Days" lark was when we opened up the American PlayStation Store this afternoon

Seems like our curiosity has been answered over on the PlayStation Blog: Bioware's confirmed that the PlayStation 3 release of Mass Effect 2 will launch simultaneously on both Blu-ray and the PlayStation Network next week. It means you won't even need to leave the house to pick up one of the XBOX 360 and PC's best games.

As Bioware points out, Mass Effect 2 on the PlayStation 3 is more than just a simple port: "The Mass Effect team has taken the time to utilize the PS3 hardware to the fullest in order to maximize your gameplay experience. It was also extremely important for the team to make sure playing with the PS3 controller worked and felt good. You will also see that the in-game graphics and cinematics are clearer and more vibrant on the PS3. As an added bonus, the PS3 version includes previously released DLC missions: Overlord, Lair of the Shadow Broker and Kasumi."

It's been really cool watching Bioware try and bring the Mass Effect franchise to a new audience as best they can. Whether you intend to pick up the game or not, you have to pay the studio kudos. This could have been a really lazy smash-and-grab, but the developer seems really keen on winning over the PS3 fanbase, which is great news for us.

Will you be picking up Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3 next week?

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