PS3 Mass Effect 2 digital comic to address Mass Effect 1 continuity

If you played both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, you know that the sequel is influenced by your decisions in the first game. Because Mass Effect 2 is coming to the PS3 without its predecessor, this feature can't possibly be available to PlayStation gamers, right? Right... kind of. BioWare has a work-around.

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.

Details of the comic book were made available in an article in German magazine Play3, and then confirmed in a German post on Bioware's forums.

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.

The PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 is slated for early 2011.

Nov 8, 2010

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  • Ardalis - November 9, 2010 1:41 p.m.

    Cool, i wanted to play ME1 and 2 but i couldn´t cuz im PS3 user and my PC isn`t too good so im happy to be able to play ME2 at least.
  • Drphunknigz0 - November 8, 2010 11:45 p.m.

  • batmanboy11 - November 8, 2010 10:47 p.m.

  • ET83phonehome - November 8, 2010 9:21 p.m.

    Man, I'm now lucky enough to have both a PS3 and a 360, but I've already got about 40+ hours longed onto my Xbox Shepard. Looks like I'm sticking with the 360 for the duration of the trilogy.
  • mahabat - November 8, 2010 9:12 p.m.

    still its a little cheap that they get about 50 bucks worth of dlc for free
  • AnonymouZ - November 8, 2010 8:16 p.m.

    well, i'm a ps3 only owner meself... and i played ME1... on the PC! Dun dun DUN! but hey, at least they get to have their hands on a comic... which may not have the intensity, but gives you the "bluffers guide" to me1 x)
  • Samael - November 8, 2010 8:05 p.m.

    @NotBraze Couldn't have said it better myself. Very happy PS3 owners will be able to play a non-default-StupidRenegade Shepard.
  • NotBraze - November 8, 2010 7:59 p.m.

    @MyNameIsMyName, Yeah, we got the game a whole year earlier, and we get the full experience of importing ME1 decisions into ME2. Quit your bitching. I'm excited that PS3 owners will get to play, one of the best games ever made. BioWare has created a masterpiece and it needs to be experienced by as many people as possible.
  • MyNameIsMyName - November 8, 2010 7:52 p.m.

    It's messed up that PS3ers get the Godfather package, they got to throw something special at PC360 owners since they had to pay for the DLC.
  • WonsAuto - November 8, 2010 7:51 p.m.

    I agree with Fenny. Hard to think of a better way to handle it with MS owning the console publishing rights to the first game.
  • Fenny12 - November 8, 2010 7:38 p.m.

    Well, its certainly better then nothing. I, for one, am glad more people are going to be able to experience the awesomeness of Commander Shepherd.

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