Electronic Arts and developer BioWare have announced a release date for Mass Effect Legendary Edition. It’s launching May 14 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam, Origin). It’s also playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Watch the new reveal trailer above.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes the full Commander Shepherd trilogy that encompasses the first three games of the series, remastered for 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR lighting. The Legendary Edition also includes over 40 DLC packs, including weapon and armor packs as well as full story and character expansions.

“It’s been an incredible journey revisiting the stories, characters and iconic moments of the Mass Effect trilogy, enhancing the experience for modern platforms while staying true to the spirit of the original,” said Mac Walters, Project Director and lead writer. “Remastering a game, let alone three, is a huge undertaking as there’s over 100 hours of gameplay included, but we wanted to do this for our fans as well as a new generation of gamers looking to jump into the iconic story of Shepard.”

In addition to remastered visuals, the original 2007 game has been given several gameplay enhancements to make it more uniform to the sequels, adding further depth to locations like Eden Prime and Ilos, updated UI, improved Mako handling, and more fluid aiming and squad commands during combat. Character creation has also been unified across all three games, including using the more familiar default Mass Effect 3 female Shepherd for the default female skin in the original game.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is rated M for Mature.


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