Electronic Arts has announced that they will release the Mass Effect Trilogy (a compilation box set containing Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3) on the PC and Xbox 360 on November 6th, for $59.99. A PS3 version will follow on a “later date”.
Coinciding with the launch of the Mass Effect Trilogy, the original Mass Effect will also be released digitally as a standalone title on the PSN, marking the first time that the game will be available on the PlayStation 3.
Interestingly, the timing of the release date for the trilogy is few short months before Mass Effect 3 releases on the Wii U. Additionally, the extremely consumer friendly price point of $59.99 for the Mass Effect Trilogy matches the exact price of the ME 3 port.
I’m no marketing guru, but if this was the plan all along EA should have just announced the trilogy box set for Wii U, instead of sending the lone third title out to die on Nintendo’s upcoming console.
Full press release:
BioWare Delivers the Ultimate Value This Holiday Season With the Mass Effect Trilogy Compilation
Get all Three Critically-Acclaimed Mass Effect Games for One Low Price this Holiday and Join BioWare in Celebrating Commander Shepard on November 7th for “N7 Day”
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Winner of over 300 awards. Recipient of over 200 perfect scores. A universe that has expanded beyond games to comics, novels, apparel, collectibles, action figures and more. The Mass Effect franchise has become one of the most heralded series in video game history. BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), today unveiled the Mass Effect Trilogy, a compilation of all three award-winning Mass Effect games in one box. Available in stores beginning November 6, 2012 for only $59.99, the Mass Effect Trilogy is the perfect holiday gift for longtime fans or friends who have yet to experience Commander Shepard’s epic journey to save the galaxy.
Coinciding with the launch of Mass Effect Trilogy, BioWare will kick off the first annual “N7 Day,” a worldwide celebration of the Mass Effect franchise on November 7, 2012. Stay tuned to http://MassEffect.com for updates and announcements for a variety of in-game, online and live events which fans can congregate and fly their N7 colors.
The Mass Effect trilogy follows the rise of Commander Shepard from Alliance Marine to becoming the galaxy’s most elite soldier — the only soldier who can lead an all-out galactic war against an ancient alien race known as the Reapers. Heart-pounding action meets gripping interactive storytelling as players decide how their unique story unfolds over all three games. With a team of loyal soldiers at their side, each player decides how they will save the galaxy, from the weapons and abilities they utilize to the relationships they forge or break.
The Mass Effect Trilogy will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC on November 6, and will be available at a later date for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Mass Effect, the game which started it all, will be available on PlayStation 3 for the first time through the Mass Effect Trilogy and digitally as a standalone title via the PlayStation Network. For more information about Mass Effect Trilogy, please visit the game’s official web site at http://MassEffect.com. Fans can also receive more Mass Effect updates and “N7 Day” news on Twitter at http://twitter.com/masseffect, or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/masseffect.