Mass Effect Trilogy Will Include Some DLC, Varies by Platform
The recently announced Mass Effect Trilogy collection from BioWare, which includes all three of the Mass Effect games, will include some, but not all, of previously released downloadable content. What content you get, oddly, is decided by which platform you choose to pick up the game on.
It only gets weirder from here, folks. Buckle up.
PC buyers of the Mass Effect Trilogy will receive the most content of the three platforms, as they’ll get ‘Bring Down the Sky’ and ‘Pinnacle Station’ for Mass Effect 1 via an additional add-on disc. Additionally, the day-one ME2 DLC Hub ‘Cerberus Network’ will be included, as will the online pass for ME3.
For Xbox 360 owners out there, well, you get the slightly shorter end of the stick. You won’t get any of the Mass Effect 1 DLC, but you will get the ME2 ‘Cerberus Network’ and the online pass for ME3.
For PlayStation 3 owners, well, we’re not honestly sure what end of the stick you get here, because BioWare has yet to decide. More information will be available “soon”, or so we’re told.
No matter which platform you choose, though, you’ll still have to throw down some cash if you want the additional content not included in any of the packages: ‘Lair of the Shadow Broker’, the ‘Overlord’ and ‘Kasumi’ packs for ME2, and the ‘Leviathan’ DLC for ME3.
Looks like this might have more of a Mass Effect on your wallet than you originally planned. But hey, it’s still cheaper than being a sucker consumer who bought all of the games at launch, as well as all the DLC since.