Well, considering the wait, PlayStation 3 owners should expect a little something extra, right?
Almost exactly one year after launching for the Xbox 360 and PC, BioWare's excellent Mass Effect 2 will hit the PlayStation 3 in January 2011. The studio has confirmed that the benefit of Blu-Ray will allow the PS3 version to come packed with available downloadable content. This means that when you pick up ME2, you'll also nab the Lair of the Shadow Broker, Project Overlord, Kasumi: Stolen Memory and Blood Dragon Armor DLC packs. PS3 owners will also gain access to the Cerberus Network, which allows free access to even more DLC, including Zaeed character missions.
However, bear in mind that if you buy ME2 used, you'll have to pay for this access; it's part of EA's Online Pass program, remember? Lastly, as sort of a compensation for the year delay, BioWare has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to deliver "an interactive comic that helps fill in the story leading up to the events in Mass Effect 2 ." Added Jesse Houston, BioWare producer of the comic:
"While I can't release all the details about this yet, what I can tell you is that we want to create a stunning visual experience that not only tells the core story elements of Mass Effect 1, but also is fully interactive allowing you to be faced with some of the major choices which will have consequences your Mass Effect universe."
The comic will debut as a PS3 exclusive. Finally, BioWare revealed that more DLC packs will become available for the PS3 version, which means that although we had to wait, we're definitely getting a whole lot of preferential treatment now. Is it enough to entice you if you missed out last year…? Should be, if you're an RPG fan.
Related Game(s): Mass Effect 2