If you are a fan of the acclaimed Mass Effect series or a new player looking to experience Bioward acclaimed space-RPG for the first time, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is widely cited to be releasing soon. The Legendary Addition is a remastered package including all of the three first Mass Effect games. This is unusual in that most developers remaster their games one by one as opposed to going for a three-part remaster package all in one.
The Legendary Remaster package was only announced as recently as November and seems to be going ahead with its expected Spring 2021 release date sooner rather than later. The official blog post gives a nice overview of what to expected, and it sounds like a refreshing update to say the least.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs – all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. More information to come in the new year!
Considering the older games will have no problem running at 4k on most modern graphics cards, the remaster with 4k in mind makes a ton of sense. For old fans looking to re-immerse themselves, the allure of experiencing the Mass Effect universe in Ultra HD with enhanced textures may be more than enough to justify taking the dive all over again.
The Legendary Edition also provides newcomers the opportunity to experience the Mass Effect games for the first time with a reported price of $59.99. This is a tempting offer considering the various improvements and polish that have gone into the remaster and the fact it allows players to get to grips with the Mass Effect story from the ground up.
With the luke warm reception received by Mass Effect: Andromeda, at least in comparison to the original trilogy, it’s no wonder that Bioware and EA have made a point of giving a touch up to the original classics to keep fans happy.
Whether you are a new fan to the series or veteran, the timing could not be better considering the announcement of the next upcoming Mass Effect game. The early release should give players enough time to revisit or experience for the first time the story in full before getting stuck into the latest next generation instalment.