Mass Effect Legendary Edition was officially announced back in November of last year, following on from months of rumours and speculation. And now, we finally get to see the remastered trilogy in action. We also have a confirmed release date: the 14th May, 2021. It's coming to PS4, but PS5 players will be able to enjoy it via backwards compatibility with various "enhancements", apparently.
To recap, Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes all three games from the original Mass Effect trilogy starring Commander Shepard, along with all of the DLC packs and expansions that were released for each title. The trilogy has been remastered with enhanced visuals and performance.
Will you be taking to the stars this May? Hop aboard the Normandy in the comments section below.
Oh boy, doesn’t look bad at all for a remaster. I actually like the original game the most so I wouldn’t be too upset if the gameplay was untouched.
This is definitely not their "Spring" launch window since May is definitely summer. I hope it actually hits that date and doesn't get delayed to fall.
Day 0 purchase for me if there is such a thing....
Gutted was hoping March/April o well
@jmac1686 May is spring bucko!
All DLC? Hopefully that includes Pinnacle Station, which got left behind on 360.
@nessisonett The first one gets a little too much heat from people imo.
They’ve got to change the forts ones gameplay. It’s sheer so badly and wasn’t even that great in the first place when it comes to combat. Heck, the paragon/renegade wasn’t handled that well either. 3 could also use some adjustments to make you choices mean more. Not like where some are entirety disregarded almost.
Crazy that the remaster is finally happening.
Anyways, ME2 was my favorite out of the trilogy despite it running really bad on the PS3.
Take my money!
I rarely buy day 1 but considering this has all the dlc and enhancements out the gate, im platinuming this.
Can't wait to jump back into the Normandy. Still a bit hesitant with biowares recent track record. So I may wait for reviews or at least more in depth gameplay previews
Reading the feature article on Eurogamer, it looks like they're adding in everything I hope they would; making this a day one purchase for me. These include:
It is certainly not the lazy port I was worried about!
Day one buy, followed by 3 months of sweet memories relived. Plus all of the dlc will be new to me. Hell yes.
I want this so bad!
Im actually pretty excited for this. Even though I've only played the first. I've owned two and three for years, but the rumors of the remasters made me wait and now I'm glad I did.
Never played ME so this is really interesting after all I've heard about it, I'll pre-order this digitally.
How nice of them to release it on my birthday. I've never played ME1 so I'm looking forward to that.
I am so excited for this, also as a side note. I know it won't happen but I would love to have Aria T'Loak and Jack as Party Members in Mass Effect 3. Jack looks so awesome in that game and Aria is amazing. I know it won't happen but it's just a hope.
Now time for Dead Space.
Looks nice! I guess we are covered for the fourth wave of COVID, aren’ t we?
Time to book a week of hol for this one (and then have it delayed). Cannot wait to play this through again. I've just pre-ordered the Legendary Cache.
This is all great news!!
Not a lazy port at all by the sounds of it, 60fps will make it extra fab!
Femshep this time around for me.
@LordSteev there's some utterly fantastic DLC too. Lair of The Shadow Broker for ME2 and The Citadel for ME3 which in my opinion is the best single player DLC ever released for any game. Ever. It's that good, you're in for a treat
Ooh can't wait. I'm gonna get this for PS4 and Xbox one just so I can keep playing it and playing it. I'm sad like that 😂
Is the ME3 multiplayer coming back?
It's good to see Femshep in this trailer. The REAL Commander Shepard.
Heh, trust you to get the Legendary Cache. To be fair, that helmet looks hella awesome, I want it, lol. If that's as good as it looks, I'd say that's worth the price. Where did you order from?
@jmac1686 may is officially spring in the northern hemisphere!
@Poskito Single player content only, stated on the lower side, at the end of the trailer.
Was hoping to get this one next month... from now 'till May it has a ton of chances to be delayed again to autumn/winter.
Here's hoping May 14'th is the final date.
Not interested in the slightest, but man it looks gorgeous. Wish they remastered Dark Souls that way!
NINJA APPROVED EVEN THOUGH I WON'T BE BUYING I HOPE THOSE THAT BUY ENJOY
Im waiting if all the content is on a disc and how it runs looks really nice though im a little more cautious lately. I never played the games so i have no special feelings towards it. Its a pity i know what the ending is YouTube you know.
Almost No sign of Male Shep anywhere. Weird
@LieutenantFatman I got it directly from the Bioware store
It might be available elsewhere shortly but I didn't want to miss out. The delivery to UK is a biggy and will have to add tax/customs later but it's worth it to me.
Getting this immediately, but it sucks there's no multiplayer in ME3. That was probably my favorite part of that game lol.
I find it crazy that bigger games like this are ignoring next, or rather current, gen.
I really love mass effect, but this is just a cash cow. "Updated" old gen graphics. Basically the same but sharper.
I've played through these so many times, not worth it for me.
I’m not convinced this is more than a barebones port at the end of the day. A sizzle reel trailer like this doesnt give me much faith and I didn’t see that great of a visual enhancement over the originals, having played them recently.
I’ll reserve final judgment until I see extended uninterrupted gameplay. It looks higher resolution and I’m sure it’s 60fps, but I’m not seeing the additional enhancements so far.
Still, it will probably be the definitive way to play this trilogy moving forward.
@Orpheus79V Apparently no Pinnacle Station
It got left out of PS3 because the source code was corrupted.
Lucy James on GameSpot has a very thorough video covering it all here that sadly mentions this.
Day one if the port is good, man bioware is really great back then in the xbox / xbox 360 era, I miss that bioware.
I already bought this trilogy twice (original, bundle sale) so not going to buy it again. Plus the ending was absolute garbage. I might be interested in playing through again and seeing how many crew members I can kill off.
Looks excellent, they improved everything I was hoping for so day one. I wish there was a native PS5 version but I'll buy it regardless.
I hope it sells well so next they can do remaster of dragon age origins
@jmac1686 actually spring starts in March ends in June
I did not see this coming at all! /s
@jmac1686 Meteorological Spring in the Northern hemisphere is March, April, May; Summer is June, July, August; Fall is September, October, November; Winter is December, January, February.
Astrological Spring is, more or less (adjusted for solstice), April, May, June; Summer is July, August, September; Fall is October, November, December; Winter is January, February, March.
May is Spring in any context....
I wasn't interested in these games when they first came out but i probably will get this!
Apparently all thought all 3 games have all got upgrades, a lot of the changes are in the first game to bring its systems into line with the 2nd & 3rd's more refined ways
Hopefully this will keep me busy untill cyberpunk is fixed
@BearsEatBeets ooh it does look great - however I've just read on the Bioware store page that it doesn't ACTUALLY INCLUDE THE GAME !!?? What the hell ? It comes with a special steel book case but no game inside. I've honestly heard it all now - I'm truly baffled 🤷
no gameplay shown... nice. will this be another disaster remaster or did they actually put any effort into it? who knows at this point but i wouldn't expect this to be a bluepoint quality remaster in the slightest.
Yes! It looks great, I am so excited. Was hoping for March but May 14 is right after my birthday so I can live with the association to one of my favorite game franchises of all time.
@KingPev It is a little odd but Rockstar did the same thing with RDR 2 where the Collectors edition of physical goods didn't come with the game (I got that one too). It's more like a set of tie-in items than an edition of the game and as long as they are open and upfront about that I don't mind.
This sounds weird but I really hope they give us the option to keep the standard Shepherds face and just give him/her different hair. Always wanted that
@BearsEatBeets ah ok ...I must say it's the first time I've heard of it. Still tempted though !
That's awesome man! Maybe 4 months instead of 3. Either way, it's going to feel like a little slice of heaven being able to string all of it together in one huge, cohesive story. Who knows? Maybe by the time the credits roll PS5's will be freely available. Can't think of a better time-sink while I'm waiting!
Both wrong. May is in autumn. 🍂
@DeepSpace5D you must be blind and need glasses
Anyone else notice i checked too see if there was a option too preorder on ps5 store it says the demo cant be downloaded on ps5 weird.
@themightyant shame, but oh well, it's not enough to deter me from getting this collection.
@Feena great pic of Nei. Phantasy Star II is the first RPG I've ever played and holds a special place in my heart.
ME2 is one of my favorite games of all time. In its day, it was beyond groundbreaking and was absolutely spectacular. It still holds up really well. I've still never played the first one because I'm a Sony gamer and have been holding out for this, which I felt was always inevitable (though I expected it to happen years ago!). However, I'm a little down that they sound like they didn't completely scrap the gameplay from one to bring it in line with the other ones.
One of my favorite trilogies, even 3, which was my least favorite, is still a great game. Not sure I'll get this day one but I'll definitely buy it at some point.
@jmac1686 Well that sounds like an exaggeration. My eyes work fine, and I did say I could see a resolution and framerate enhancement. Would you care to point out to me any additional enhancements I may have missed out on in the video?
yeap, deff a must buy
Hi there fellow gamers.
And just like that, may became my most anticipated month of this year.
Being able to relive all the great action and story sequences of my favourite trilogy and going down on an amazing memory lane trip.
It is going to be the 7th time I play the entire trilogy.........
Scratch that, make that 8, since I´ll be playing the all thing again as soon as I see the final credits roll 😁
Guess I´ll only have a month to "master" Guilty Gear Strive new gameplay mechanics and 14 days to play and finish Returnal.
Oh well. Good problems to have 😜
Cheers, stay safe and happy gaming to us all
I would day 1 this if it was on Switch. I doubt I'll play it on my PS4
My man Garrus coming back! Hell yeah
@OrigamiCrane i was referring to the mgs and nathan drake remastered collections.
HYPE, though I wish I could go back in time and stop younger me from buying the PS3 Trilogy release...I still haven't played any of the games, waste of $30 lol.
Looking forward to seeing gameplay and reviews as we get closer to release.
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