BioWare and EA fulfilled a lot of fan hopes and dreams last week when they announced the "Mass Effect Trilogy", bringing all three Mass Effect games together into one package for the Xbox 360 and PC as well as, most surprisingly, bringing the original Mass Effect to PS3 for the first time alongside its sequels. However, many fans have been wondering what other bonuses, such as downloadable content, will be coming to the collection, but now it looks like EA has provided the answer.
Here are the details for Mass Effect Trilogy's DLC, according to the official website:
- On PC, Mass Effect will include Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station on disk. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included which features Zaeed – The Price of Revenge, The Firewalker Pack, Cerberus Assault Gear, Arc Projector heavy weapon, and Normandy Crash site mission. For Mass Effect 3, Online Pass will be included granting players access to co-op multiplayer.
- On Xbox 360, Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station are not included with Mass Effect, however they are available as stand-alone downloads through Xbox LIVE. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included and Online Pass will be included for Mass Effect 3.
- Information on PlayStation 3 DLC will be available soon.
For those of you that don't know, the Cerberus Network and Online Pass granted you free DLC for Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, respectively, and had to pay for it separately if you bought the games used. This means that all of the DLC included with the console versions of the Mass Effect Trilogy are the ones already available if you had already bought the games new, and will still have to buy the post-release DLC separately (for example, Mass Effect's "Bring Down the Sky", Mass Effect 2's "Lair of the Shadow Broker", Mass Effect 3's "Leviathan", etc.).
The Mass Effect Trilogy looks to give a great jumping off point for new Mass Effect fans, but for those who have already purchased each game separately, it's disappointing that all this trilogy seems to offer extra is a shiny box. Perhaps we will see a "Complete Mass Effect Trilogy" box set sometime down the line.