Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 Interactive Comic Confirmed For PS3, Bonus DLC Clarified
Written Wednesday, November 10, 2010 By Richard Walker
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Recent rumours surrounding Mass Effect 2 can finally be laid to rest, as BioWare has confirmed that an interactive comic created by the developer in conjunction with Dark Horse, will indeed be included in the box as speculated, enabling players to make all of the big decisions faced by Shepard in the first game and take those choices into Mass Effect 2.

BioWare producer Jesse Houston confirmed this on the BioWare Forums, writing the following: "BioWare Edmonton (the group that made Mass Effect 2) teamed up with the fine folks at Dark Horse Comics to create an interactive backstory.  While I can't release all the details about this yet, what I can tell you is that we want to create a stunning visual experience that not only tells the core story elements of  Mass Effect 1, but also is fully interactive allowing you to be faced with some of the major choices which will have consequences your Mass Effect universe."

The interactive comic will be accessed via the Cerberus Network, a voucher for which will also come in the box, entitling players to download all of the same free content that was available on Xbox 360 and PC. Houston went on to explain and clarify any confusion surrounding the bundled DLC for Mass Effect 2: "Of course Mass Effect 2 will be included.  On top of that, Lair of the Shadow Broker, Project Overlord, Kasumi: Stolen Memory and the Blood Dragon Armour. Also included is, as on Xbox 360 and PC, an access code to the Cerberus Network.  This will give you instant access to the same great lineup of Downloadable Content such as Zaeed and Firewalker."

And finally, the reported '6 hour PS3-exclusive mission'? Well, that was information that came out of a "communication error lost in translation" according to Houston. "When we talk about 6 hours of content we are talking about what's included exclusively "On Disc" (Kasumi, Shadow Broker, Overlord), The Interactive Back Story and the Cerberus Network Access," he writes.

Apparently though, there might be PS3-exclusive DLC in the future. "There will also be some DLC Bundles, such as the Aegis Pack as well as exclusive both Free and Paid DLC for all PlayStation 3 owners such as the Recon Operations Pack," says the post. Houston then adds, "While I can't go into details all of this content is or was available to Xbox/PC Owners but otherwise wouldn't be available to PS3 owners. More details about this will be released later."

So, there you go then. And it's all laid out for you on the game's cover, which bears a strapline detailing the 6+ hours of additional content that will come in the box for Mass Effect 2. PlayStation 3 owners can get their hands on Mass Effect 2 in January 2011.


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Comment #1 by SteVdub
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 05:00:00 AM
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Just started playing this on the xbox....might wait for this instead

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Comment #2 by jin0869
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 05:02:24 AM
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looks cool i geuss

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Comment #3 by BlindWolf
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 05:22:02 AM
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seems all gd stuff but as never looked twice at this game due 2 it being on the fagbox i'll wait til its dead cheap before givin it a spin. my m8s got both consoles n he goes mad 4 mass effect sadly tho it dont look nout special 2 me.

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Comment #4 by Selectinator
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 05:36:46 AM
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Mass effect is awesome on any console. I'm going to get this even though I have got the other games on xbox but not the dlc I guess I'll just play the dlc on ps3.

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Comment #5 by joeyc138
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 06:56:33 AM
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@3 Did your mother drop you on your head like 50 times when you were a baby because you're a serious idiot xD. I'll be buying this when it comes out as I did with the X360 version. Amazing game and a huge contender for Game of the Year.

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Comment #6 by MrT2
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 07:54:36 AM
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Sounds like the exclusive DLC will be weapon/armour packs rather than new content then...

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Comment #7 by KorruptKillz
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 08:16:00 AM
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Well i shall finally try playin 2 after playing one for 20mins and not enjoying it, however the issues i had with the first have been fixxed in the second. so roll on jan

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Comment #8 by kakihara301
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 08:41:07 AM
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Can't. Freakin'. Wait.
You know what the 2nd best thng about this(1st being the fact we get to play ME2)? This is a HUGE grab for PS3. Xbox has/had (as their BIG ones) Halo, Gears of War, Left 4 Dead and Mass Effect. This, to me, is the same as if Uncharted 2 went over. They are both HUGE sellers. And they are both GOTY quality games. So, even if you don't care to play this, be pumped that we got one of their premium franchises! It's nice to hear good news for Sony.

Now, if we could just get Gears.... ;p

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Comment #9 by Bucket
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 08:51:19 AM
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Good to see you guys finally caught up in news ;)

Anyways, for the exclusive content, it's just content from pre-orders/promotional things that are packaged in a new DLC pack *exclusive* to the PS3 - meaning it's a way for the PS3 players to get those items as they would otherwise be impossible to get.

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Comment #10 by Requiem
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 09:40:40 AM
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Try to play ME1 on pc or xbox before this hits. This is the greatest story ever told, so much detail that is engaging and never boring. SAREN is BEAST!

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Comment #11 by heas14
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 01:53:35 PM
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i'm buying ME1 for my xbox than i'm buying this for my ps3 because i heard that ME2 had a few bugs for the 360 version due to the size problems

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US January 18, 2011
Europe January 21, 2011
Japan June 23, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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