BioWare have continued drip feeding information about the highly anticipated Mass Effect Legendary Edition release, with a new trailer showing more of what’s to come in this remaster. The official reveal trailer gives us a look at overhauled environments, partially in the first title, and confirms other quality of life features coming to the trilogy,
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a remaster of the first three Mass Effect games, all encompassing Commander Shepard’s story. The most notable changes come to the environments in the first game, with Eden Prime and the space battle at the end of the game looking near-indistinguishable from the other two titles.
Character designs do not appear to have been altered, outside of generally looking better in 4K Ultra HD. Again, models in the first game seem to have received a boost from what little we can make out under Ashley’s helmet. The trailer also confirmed that the iconic red-head “femshep” design from Mass Effect 3 will be playable across all three games, and she doesn’t look any worse for wear in the first game, save the tighter armor that entry sported.
The video’s description outlines further features, such as an improved character creator with more features. The description claims that “improved hair, makeup, eye color and skin tones” will be available across all games. Furthermore, we have a list of 40 DLC that will come with the remasters, both cosmetic and narrative.
Not all original trilogy content made the cut. Speaking to The Verge, developer Mac Walters announced that the multiplayer had to be cut so the team could “focus on those single-player moments”. He also claims that players will be able to skip to the third game without punishment, as it won’t effect the “galactic readiness” that players have to fill to alter the trilogy’s ending.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is set to launch May 14 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. BioWare have said that the game will also have “forward compatibility and targeted enhancements” for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.