New Details On Wii U’s Mass Effect 3: Special Edition

on November 5, 2012 10:35 PM

External Producer Melanie Faulknor–a veteran of Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Star Wars: The Old Republic as an Assistant Localization Project Manager–has just revealed on the BioWare Blog the following details:

  • Mass Effect 3 is being developed with Straight Right, an Australian studio that is familiar with Nintendo’s technology.
  • It will be playable completely on the Wii U’s Game Pad, freeing up the TV.
  • The Wii U version, called the Special Edition, include several DLC packs for both the single and multiplayer: From Ashes, the Extended Cut, the Rebellion, Resurgence and Earth multiplayer packs, and a bonus heavy weapon.
  • It will include an updated version of Genesis, which PS3 players may remember as the interactive comic book that allowed gamers to make important decisions from earlier in the Mass Effect storyline in lieu of the lack of a save file. What moments will be chosen for Mass Effect 2’s story is unclear at this moment.

Wii U’s Mass Effect 3: Special Edition is due with the console launch this month on Novenmber 18th in the US, and November 30th in Europe.

For more information, visit the BioWare Blog.

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.
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