Mass Effect Legendary Edition Revealed, Coming to Both Current and Next-Gen Consoles in Spring 2021

Mass Effect Legendary Edition was finally revealed on N7 Day for current and nex-gen and will include the main trilogy as well as brand new content.

By Allisa James

November 7, 2020

After months of rumors and leaks Bioware has official revealed Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which is a collection of the entire trilogy fully remastered and with new content. The announcement was made today to coincide with N7 Day (November 7th), which is essentially the official gamer holiday related to all things Mass Effect. It was also teased yesterday by publication Venture Beat’s Jeff Grubb, who blatantly tweeted out a blurred image of what looked to be the collection’s box art.

The announcement came from VP and General Manager of BioWare, Casey Hudson, in an official blog post. Hudson stated that their “team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of three enormous games” and that “it’s been amazing to see the adventures of Commander Shepard take on new life in super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements.”

According to said blog post Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs — all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PS5.

This also means that Grubb’s other prediction was confirmed correct and the Legendary Edition will not be heading to Nintendo Switch. Also as previously reported on, the game’s launch is slated for next year — specifically Spring 2021.

The evidence for the worst kept gaming secret in a while really started to mount back in July, when a listing on Amazon popped up for an art book titled The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition. Since then, retailers from two different European countries, both Portugal and the Czech Republic, listed the trilogy for pre-order on their websites. And in October there was a rating for release for the title in South Korea that popped up.

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