Mass Effect 2 PS3 to be released January 18

The PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 has been given an official release date - the space opera will light up the world of Sony loyalists in US on January 18. And though the original Mass Effect never came out on the console, that shouldn't stop those who only own PS3s from picking up what was one of the most spectacular Xbox 360 exclusives.

When PS3 gamers pop in Mass Effect 2 for the first time, they'll read through a digital comic which offers an overview of the back-story from the original game, and lets them influence the way Mass Effect 2 will start.

As they read through the interactive comic version of Mass Effect, they'll make choices at key points during the story. These choices will be factored into Mass Effect 2 with the same algorithm that was used in the Xbox 360 version's save game import feature.

The comic has been designed exclusively for the PS3, but beyond that there isn't much in the way of console-exclusive features. PS3 owners will, however, get a lot of free content that Xbox 360 users had to pay for. All of the 360 DLC will be included with the PS3 version of the game.

If you've missed BioWare's brilliant space RPG because of console exclusivity, now's your chance. The holidays are all about coming together, right?

[Source: IGN]

Dec 10, 2010

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  • RizwanPS3 - December 22, 2010 6:36 p.m.

    @KaiokenKid, Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 isn't a "port" HURR DURR. i rest my case :).
  • GMAN2 - December 11, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    Why are you guys using a picture from the first Mass Effect?
  • Shagnasty - December 11, 2010 4:57 a.m.

    Excellent. The PS3 doesn't have enough alien rape simulators yet!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 10, 2010 11:03 p.m.

    God dammit, how am I gonna get this and LBP2 at the same time? :(((
  • pizzasmellslikechrisantista - December 10, 2010 9:58 p.m.

    I hope Gamesradar makes a guide about the right choices to make.
  • Manguy17 - December 10, 2010 9:29 p.m.

    the sad thing is i cant convince any ps3 only owners i know to buy this =(
  • Patius - December 10, 2010 9:10 p.m.

    I hope that I can get some formerly pay for DLC as a result of the PS3 version. I wanna do the Katsumi mission, but not badly enough to pay for it.
  • KaiokenKid - December 10, 2010 8:22 p.m.

    Even though I already payled this, I plan on renting this again on PS3 so I can see how the port turned out, get some trophies, and im all for any reason to replay this great game
  • johngrybos - December 10, 2010 8:22 p.m.

    I'd like to see the interactive comic applied to the PC release; it'd make replaying more enticing.
  • Clovin64 - December 10, 2010 7:47 p.m.

    I've been eager to know what all the fuss is about, so I'm pleasantly excited for this.
  • Howetzer - December 10, 2010 7:36 p.m.

    I am pumped for this! I will definately be getting this game on the 18th, thanks for all the free DLC too! LOLZ
  • NotBraze - December 10, 2010 7:35 p.m.

    This makes me so happy. The Xbox is my preferred console, and I personally don't own a PS3, but Mass Effect 2 is a brilliant game that needs to be experienced by as many people as possible. It's a shame that they won't have the full experience of importing saves from ME1, but BioWare seems to be doing what they can to make it work as well as possible without that. Congratulations PS3 gamers, you're in for a real treat.

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