Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has been rated in Korea, and so the remastered trilogy gains an official source now to tantalize us with.
Jeff Grub reported last month that Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is coming but not in 2020 as he has previously reported, and this finding seems to definitely point in that direction. Apparently it's coming in early 2021, and given that it's October and it hasn't been officially announced yet this does make a lot of sense. It's not even solely due to COVID-19, but rather to the original Mass Effect title, which "currently does not live up to the quality of the rest of the package."
The rating was first spotted by Gematsu, and you can see a picture of it (in Korean) below.
Visuals and gameplay are cited as the main video-game related reasons for the delay, which makes sense. Mass Effect originally released in 2007, and it had RPG and other gameplay elements that weren't or were hardly found in the rest of the series. Changing Mass Effect to fit Mass Effect 2 and 3 makes sense, but it also seems like a shame. Let it be it's own beast, EA.
There also won't be Mass Effect 3 multiplayer included in the package, which is definitely a bummer. It will include all the DLC for the trilogy, which is nice but also expected.
If you would like to check out the Korean rating site, be sure to go here (you need to download the csv file to see Mass Effect). Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will apparently be releasing in Early 2021, so stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.
I've been planning on a Mass Effect runthrough eventually, but just about when I was prepared to start I found out about the trilogy remaster. So now I'm kind of stuck. Ah well, maybe I'll use the time to finally beat Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, but I doubt it. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands' prepatch just released, and I'm all about that life right now.
What do you think of this news? Do you like the name of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition? How do you feel about multiplayer not being in the game? Let us know in the comments!