Mass Effect 2 is headed to the PlayStation 3 in January and if you weren't excited before, you might be after reading the most recent info update.
The latest issue of OPM features ME2 and the magazine dishes on plenty of details set to entice the RPG aficionado who didn't get a chance to play BioWare's excellent adventure on the Xbox 360 or PC. Some of that info has been posted over at the NeoGAF forums and here are the highlights:
— Nearly $100 of additional content, all 3 major expansion packs and over a doze on smaller Pieces of DLC altogether adds up to approximately 20 hours of additional gameplay.
— The PS3 version will also feature 3 years worth of engine updates and every patch release for the game.
— The developers promise that they are not taking any shortcuts. "Oftentimes when you got to the PS3 you see stuff like down-resing and using a smaller than 720p resolution to try and get back some of the framerate. We haven't done that says producer Jesse Houston, we really wanted to try to make it as good, if not better than the Xbox version."
There are a lot of reasons to want ME2 for the PS3 when it arrives, and perhaps one of the biggest is that RPGs aren't quite as numerous this generation. For our part, we're most interested in Dragon Age II , which is scheduled to release in March; it's about as close to traditional role-playing as we're gonna get these days.
Related Game(s): Mass Effect 2