Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Release Date, Price, Platforms And Everything We Know

"I'm Commander Shepard, and this is the..." well, you know the rest.

Mass Effect, Bioware's epic sci-fi RPG franchise, could be returning in the coming months as part of a remastered version of the game's initial trilogy.

While Mass Effect: Andromeda was poorly received by fans and critics alike, many will have fond memories of Commander Shepherd's adventures that originally debuted on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Here's everything we know about Mass Effect's Remaster.

What is the Mass Effect Legendary Edition?

Mass Effect and its two sequels are RPGs from Bioware, and are widely regarded as some of the best games of the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation.

With a mix of action-focused combat, deep choice-based narrative and an eclectic cast of characters, the series is arguably the developer's most popular series. 

After the disappointing Mass Effect: Andromeda in 2017, the franchise was allegedly put on ice, but EA's financial report for FY2020 revealed an unannounced project known as "HD game".

Jeff Grubb from GamesBeat has since confirmed that the title is, in fact, an HD remaster of the original trilogy, and Bioware confirmed it in November 2020 as the Legendary Edition.

Bundling together all three games and DLC, as well as promotional content, the games will be presented in 4K Ultra HD on compatible platforms.

Release Date

It sounds as though the game will launch in March of 2021.

Not only does that line up with EA's "Spring" release window, but Eurogamer has corroborated some retail listings, too.

Confirmed Platforms

The game is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, with 'targeted enhancements' via forward compatibility on Xbox Series X and PS5.

It's not coming to Switch, though, despite earlier rumours.


Check out the teaser below:

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