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Interactive comic to bridge story between Mass Effect and PS3 version of ME2

Saturday, 6th November 2010 23:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Nathalie Edelmann, a moderator over on BioWare’s Social Network, has said the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 will compensate for the lack of a storyline connecting the first iteration of the game, considering it wasn’t released for the console.

According to Edelmann, per producer Casey Hudson, an interactive comic from Dark Horse will relay the events of Mass Effect before the second game came out, and it will allow the player to “make various choices that they’d normally make if they were able to play the first game”.

It was also revealed Kasumi’s: Stolen Memory, Overlord, and Lair of the Shadow Broker will be included on disc, along with a code allowing players to access all DLC published via the Cerberus Network will be included with the disc.

A new mission, which has about six hours of additional playtime, will also be made available to players.

Granted, it’s likely the information is accurate since the person posting is indeed a moderator on the German portion of the forums, but we’ll still send a mail just in case.

Mass Effect 2 on PS3 is slated for release in January.

Thanks: ScrawlFX, Gekidami.

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21 Comments

  1. osric90

    Good. I hope that Interactive Comic is something like those Japanese visual novels, with sex included, yes. I can’t wait for Mass Effect 2 and others coming to out beloved PS3.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. The1stMJC

    It is something I guess i have been wanting Mass Effect on PS3 for some time now and only getting 2 was bittersweet news.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    It’s a well known fact that this will be the definite version of Mass Effect 2 & about 19 times better than any other version on any other console/pc.

    *Troll bait set*

    #3 4 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    All the DLC, plus more?

    Bioware/EA you have my money… AGAIN!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    bioware responds:

    no 6 hour mission included

    http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/103/index/5188310

    good cos i’d be pissed if ps3 got extra dlc in the first place (me2 was the reason i got a 360 that i hardly play anymore anyway *sigh* ;__;)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    I just hope they get a better artist for this job. The comic wasn’t really well drawn.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. manamana

    Hey Lambda, ME1 should’ve taken first place, so don’t get upset, when PS gets some more content and polish half a year after ME2! ;-)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. frostquake

    @ AHA

    So no New 6 Hour First Mission then? I am confused, all the other news sites are reporting that it will in fact have a new 6 Hour mission? Did they translate the German wrong?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    @8

    “I want also to touch on the ’6 hour exclusive mission’. This I believe is a communication error lost in translation. 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. ”

    Pretty straight forward.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotech

    As it seems there will be something exclusive in there

    “Jesse Houston wrote
    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. More details about this will be released later. ;)”

    I have to buy it again

    #10 4 years ago
  11. KrazyKraut

    it would be cool to transfer the me1 pc save data to ps3.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. ThatBoyTim

    Will this interactive Comic come on the disc or as a PSN download? The post implies that the choices you make will carry over into the game…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. ThatBoyTim

    Can someone tell me how I change my password on this site?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. RETARDED VIKING

    It would be better if they just ported ME1 to PS3 since it’better than that disappointing ME2, but unfortunately that’s not going to happen.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. LOLshock94

    basicly the reapers destroy the universe every 50 years and shepard needs to stop them thats pretty much the story

    #15 4 years ago
  16. back_up

    Interactive sex scenes from ME what else :P

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Psychotech

    Mods have to ban someone here pronto.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Isaaclarke37

    The game did an epic job on the X360 and will do the same on the PS3.
    I haven’t played ME 2 or even the first game but i believe it’s a great game from the reviews and the rep it built up within the last 4 years or so.
    I will be definitely trying this franchise out.Although i was never into it but i’ll give it a shot i know it worth it.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Blerk

    I wonder why they’re doing an interactive comic rather than just lumping together some videos of the first game and adding branch points to allow you to make your choices?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. joshua nash

    i wonder if that “new mission w/ 6 hours of playtime” will make it over to the 360&PC, but regardless i wonder what that new mission will be about, will it have some cool equipment in it, like a new weapon or armor customization pieces

    #20 4 years ago
  21. daytripper

    there isnt a new mission, bioware confirmed yesterday. its just all the current DLC on the disc with the mass effect 1 interactive comic (great idea to get round the mass 1 exclusive bullshit imo)

    #21 4 years ago

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