The Mass Effect trilogy of sci-fi RPGs came to an end this March with Mass Effect 3, the final chapter in the story of Commander Shepard. Today, BioWare's parent company EA announced for the first time a single collection containing all three games and exclusive artwork, for just the $60 typically charged for a single new game: the Mass Effect Trilogy Edition.
The trilogy edition is available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, and marks the first time that the original Mass Effect will be available on PS3. The PS3 version of Mass Effect will also be available as a separate download from the PlayStation Store for those PS3 gamers who already own ME2 (ported to PS3 a year after its initial launch) and ME3 (available from launch on PS3). The release of a PS3 version of the game had previously been prevented by an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft. It is not known how BioWare is able to release a PS3 version despite this agreement.
This promotional picture was released by BioWare:
The trilogy edition will be launched on PC and Xbox 360 in North America on 7th November, christened N7 Day by BioWare, with a European release likely to be on that day or slightly later. The PS3 version will follow at a later date.