Finally! Bioware has officially announced the details and date of Commander Shepard’s return!
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition hits May 14 for the PS4 (with forward compatibility promising targeted enhancements for PS5), with all three games in the original trilogy, over 40 DLC, including promo weapons, armors, and packs – remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD all available in HDR.
Here are all the amazing (and lengthy details)!
RELIVE THE CINEMATIC SAGA: Heart-pounding action meets gripping interactive storytelling where you decide how your unique story unfolds. Three Games – One Launcher: Play through the single-player base content and over 40 DLC from all three games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs. Remastered for a New Generation: Experience the trilogy in 4K Ultra HD with enhanced performance, visuals, and graphics, all available in HDR. Visual Improvements on All Three Games: Updates include enhanced models, shaders, FX, lighting, and depth of field.
EXPERIENCE THE LEGEND OF SHEPARD: Create and customize your own character, from appearance and skills to a personalized arsenal then lead your elite recon squad across a galaxy in turmoil. New Shepard Customizations: With improved hair, makeup, eye color and skin tones you can create your Shepard in a unified character creator with all options available across the full trilogy, or choose to play as the iconic Femshep from Mass Effect 3 now available in all titles. Gameplay Enhancements for the First Mass Effect™ Game: Enjoy improved aiming and weapons balance, SFX, input/controls, squad behavior, cover behavior, and gameplay cameras.
REFLECT ON YOUR CHOICES: Your choices seamlessly travel from one game to the next. Each decision you make will control the outcome of every mission, every relationship, every battle – and even the fate of the galaxy itself. Performance Mode Options: Supports ultra-high refresh rates on PC, and offers a choice between “”Favorite Quality”” for increased resolution or “”Favor Framerate”” to boost your FPS on consoles.
INCLUDED CONTENT: Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition includes single-player base content for all three titles (Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3), your favorite single-player story DLC, promo weapons, armors, and packs:
• Bring Down the Sky • Genesis • Zaeed – The Price of Revenge • Kasumi – Stolen Memory • Lair of the Shadow Broker • Firewalker Pack • Overlord • Normandy Crash Site • Arrival • Genesis 2 • From Ashes • Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut • Leviathan • Omega • Citadel • Equalizer Pack • Aegis Pack • Firepower Pack • Cerberus Weapons and Armor • Arc Projector • ME2 Alternate Appearance Pack 1 • ME2 Alternate Appearance Pack 2 • ME3 Alternate Appearance Pack 1 • Firefight Pack • Groundside Resistance Pack • Recon Operations Pack • Collector’s Weapon and Armor • Terminus Weapon and Armor • M-21 Incisor • Blood Dragon Armor • Inferno Armor • Recon Hood • Sentry Interface • Umbra Visor • N7 Warfare Gear • AT-12 Raider • Chakram Launcher • M-55 Argus • M-90 Indra • Reckoner Knight Armor • N7 Collector’s Edition Pack
Holy crap! That’s a lot of content! And it’s only $59.99 (available to pre-order on both the Playstation store and your favorite game retailers). I’m really excited to hear about the improvements of the original Mass Effect because I was late getting into the series and just couldn’t get into the original’s gameplay! Now I can experience it and carry all my story choices throughout the trilogy!
For more info, check out the links below. There’s even some image and video comparisons!
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition hits the PS4 May 14th!