A Mass Effect Legendary Edition pre-order is music to the ears of Commander Shepard fans. With the remastered Mass Effect trilogy being only a few months away (what's that like 12 weeks?!) we've got you sorted if you want to get your hands on it as soon as possible and whatever platform you're on. In fact, you'll find the best offers below ahead of its release this May 14 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
However, for console players, it's worth noting that your Mass Effect Legendary Edition pre-order will only come in Xbox One or PS4 form. While new-gen consoles will offer some specific enhancements to the game, you'll only be able to buy the Xbox One and PS4 versions of this game and play them on the newer console via backward compatibility.
Anyway, back to it: featuring all three games in the original trilogy, a bunch of DLC (well over 40 packs, in fact), and a beautifully updated look in 4K resolution, the Mass Effect Legendary Edition is something fans have been waiting on for years. And because most Mass Effect Legendary Edition pre-order deals weigh in at $59.99 in the US and £54.99 in the UK, you're getting plenty of value for your money.
Trust us when we say you'll want to sort out how to pre-order Mass Effect Legendary Edition - this is a game worth playing on day one. Revisiting a near-future where humanity's taken to the stars, it puts you in control of war hero Commander Shepard as they battle a threat against all life in the galaxy. Or maybe that should be 'ruthless tyrant' Commander Shepard? Basically, you can choose different backgrounds for your version of the character and make them entirely your own. This will then influence the choices you make throughout the series, and those decisions follow you across the entire trilogy.
As for the benefits you can expect from the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, its visual enhancements include a beautifully re-rendered Mass Effect 1, which looks almost unrecognizable in the footage BioWare released. You'll also enjoy improved aiming, better squad behavior, and a much-easier-to-handle Mako (thank the Reapers). And we'll get a default FemShep through all three games for the first time ever, which is a big deal. If that doesn't convince you, check out the 10 most interesting improvements and features coming to the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
But wait, that's not all. There's only technically one edition of the remastered trilogy: the aptly titled Mass Effect Legendary Edition. But if you're looking to double down on your love of all things Mass Effect, you may want to pre-order Mass Effect Legendary Edition in its 'Legendary Cache' form, which includes a wearable Commander Shepard helmet. Yup, you read that right. We've got all the details about it below, so don't fret.
No matter what version you want, here's how to nail down your Mass Effect Legendary Edition pre-order.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition pre-order
For only $60 / £55 you'll get all three Mass Effect games, 40-plus DLC packs, new shaders, better graphics, and, in the case of Mass Effect 1, revamped gameplay. There's no word yet on if there are any pre-order bonuses, or if EA will release any editions beyond the standard one that actually includes the games, but we'll update this page accordingly if they do.
US Mass Effect Legendary Edition pre-order
PS5 | Amazon - $59.99 | Best Buy - $59.99
PS4 | Amazon - $59.99 | Best Buy - $59.99
Xbox Series X | Amazon - $59.99 | Best Buy - $59.99
Xbox One | Amazon - $59.99 | Best Buy - $59.99
PC | BestBuy - $59.99 | CDKeys - $71.59
UK Mass Effect Legendary Edition pre-order
PS5 | Game - £54.99 | The Game Collection - £49.95 | Base - £48.85
PS4 | Game - £54.99 | The Game Collection - £49.95 | Base - £48.85
Xbox Series X | Game - £54.99 | The Game Collection - £49.95 | Base - £48.85
Xbox One | Game - £54.99 | The Game Collection - £49.95 | Base - £48.85
PC | CDKeys - £51.89
Mass Effect Legendary Cache Bundle pre-order
Phew, this Mass Effect Legendary Cache may not come with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition game, but I'm not even mad about it - that's because it includes a wearable N7 helmet with lights that can change from Paragon Blue to Renegade Red. Plus you'll get a gorgeous steelbook case to put the actual game in and tons of other goodies that just scream "I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite game in the galaxy".
Here's everything you can get in the Mass Effect Legendary Cache:
- Wearable N7 helmet
- Steelbook case
- Canvas art print
- N7 acceptance letter
- Morality spinner pin
US Mass Effect Legendary Cache Bundle pre-order
Mass Effect Legendary Cache | Best Buy ($149.99)
You cannot buy the Mass Effect Legendary Cache at UK retailers. However, you can purchase it from the BioWare store. The first seven days of the pre-order offers a $25 shipping discount.
Getting the most out of Mass Effect Legendary Edition
With updated graphics that make Mass Effect 1 look like an entirely different game, there's no doubt that the very best way to play Mass Effect Legendary Edition is going to be with an enhanced gaming setup, one that's as optimized as is possible for you to obtain. This means, at the very least, trying to buy PS5 or buy Xbox Series X stock If you can't manage to snag a next-gen (current-gen?) console, then here's the best PS4 Pro deals and the best Xbox One X deals available to ensure you have the top console model of your choice.
Alternatively, consider one of the best PC gaming machines in the shape of the best gaming PCs or best gaming laptops to make sure you get the most out of the detail, textures, and fidelity of modern games. You'll also need to see the details of the world perfectly too with one of the best gaming monitors or best gaming TVs for console players.
And finally, ensure you have a gaming sound system to immerse yourself in the gothic village in your living room or gaming room, or one of the best PS4 headsets, best Xbox headsets, or one of the best PC headsets for gaming.
It's a fair bit of kit to potentially consider but if you get any combination of these great quality items and your experience of the game will only be nearer the best it can be.
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