After months of rumors and speculation, it looks like Mass Effect is finally making a comeback with an all-new remaster of the series with the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.
The Legendary Edition of Mass Effect, announced on the unofficial holiday of N7 day, is a bundled collection of the original Mass Effect Trilogy, where players will create their own version of Commander Shepard as they fight to save the human race from the Reapers.
The trilogy, released during the 7th console generation from 2007 to 2012, has received critical acclaim over the years, cementing a dedicated fanbase of followers to the Mass Effect franchise.
Since 2012, the series has been relatively quiet, with only the spin-off Mass Effect: Andromeda released to a lukewarm reception in 2017.
BioWare officially confirmed the game's existence on their own blog that the Legendary Edition is designed to be a full scale remaster of the trilogy, upscaling the graphical fidelity to better fit more modern systems.
"Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form." stated the blog.
BioWare has confirmed that single-player content - from DLCs to promotional items - will be included in the Legendary Edition. There is no word if the popular and critically acclaimed multiplayer from Mass Effect 3 will be included in the package, however, as BioWare stressed the single-player content being present in the game specifically at this time.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is scheduled for a Spring 2021 release, and will be released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Players who purchase the title for the PS4 and Xbox One also receive forward compatibility enhancements for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.