Mass Effect Legendary Edition gets new trailer & May release

Posted on February 3, 2021

On N7 day late last year, it was announced that a Mass Effect Trilogy was under development, remastering the original 3 games in one lovely package. Today we now know officially that the trilogy is launching May 14 under the name Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

We also got to see a new trailer, one that will no doubt help to build the hype on this already hotly anticipated release.

Pre-orders for the title have already gone live, but what should you expect from Mass Effect: Legendary Edition? Well according to the trailer’s description, the trilogy “includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs – remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD.”

IGN have also reported some additional features and information about the Legendary Edition. According to them:

“The entire collection includes remastered character models and tens of thousands of up-rezzed textures. Improvements to shaders and VFX, updated lighting and improved dynamic shadows, volumetrics and depth-of-field… with pre-rendered cinematics also enhanced.”

“Specifically for the original Mass Effect, EA announced it will have comprehensive world-building enhancements with added detail and depth to locations like Eden Prime, Ilos and Feros, alongside improved interfaces and UI, plus a ton of quality of life additions. EA has also confirmed that the original Mass Effect’s combat and exploration have been modernized with better aiming, squad controls and behavior, Mako handling, and cameras.”

“Character creator options will work across all three games, and those creation options include improved and expanded selection of hair, makeup, and skin tone options, with Female Shepard from ME3 becoming the default female Shepard option for all three games.”

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

There’s actually a lot of improvements and changes seemingly made to this trilogy, and that’s pretty damn exciting for Mass Effect fans. In fact, if you head to the game’s official website you can read more about how they are handling this remaster with some pretty cool side by side comparisons as well.

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be available on May 14th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Origin and Steam. The game will also be forwards compatible with the new generation of consoles with optimization made. How excited are you to get back into Mass Effect?