BioWare announces Mass Effect for the PC is gold, and due in North
America on May 28 and in Europe on June 6:
BioWare announced today that
the award-winning action role-playing game (RPG) Mass Effect for PC, published
by Electronic Arts, has gone into manufacturing. Mass Effect will be available
in North America on May 28, 2008 and June 6, 2008 to European retailers.
Gamers can still take advantage of pre-order specials and should check with
their preferred retailer for information. Alternatively, gamers who pre-order
Mass Effect through the Electronic Arts online store at
www.eastore.ea.com will receive bonus
items from the game Dead Space™, the highly anticipated sci-fi survival horror
game by EA, including the first issue of the Dead Space comic book and a Dead
Space poster while supplies last.
Fully optimized for the PC through a collaboration between BioWare and Demiurge
Studios, Mass Effect includes a new Tactical Heads-Up Display, higher resolution
visuals, an enhanced inventory system, fully optimized controls designed
specifically for the PC, individual squad control and a new decryption
mini-game. The “Bring Down the Sky” downloadable content for Mass Effect on PC,
featuring 90 minutes of new gameplay, will also be available free3 for
registered BioWare Community members at the launch of Mass Effect PC.
Originally released for the Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system, Mass
Effect has received critical acclaim throughout the world with more than 80
awards including 2007 Console Game of the Year and Role-Playing Game of the Year
Mass Effect is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. For more information about Mass
Effect, please visit www.masseffect.com.