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No mention of PS3 in Mass Effect 2 launch details

17 March 2009

PlayStation 3 owners who have been holding on to the sliver of hope that Mass Effect 2 will come to PS3 may be disappointed. If the latest press release making the rounds on the net are to be believed, our beloved console will not see any love from EA regarding Mass Effect 2. The release clearly states that "Mass Effect 2 is coming to PC and the Xbox 360 video game system in Early 2010."

As some have pointed out on our very own forums, however, press releases for games like Final Fantasy XIII and Devil May Cry 4 never mentioned release on the 360 prior to their surprise multiplatform announcements. While this is without a doubt a very slim grasp at hope, it goes without saying that some gamers may grab on to it regardless.

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We've included the full press release below.

EDMONTON, Alberta - (Business Wire) Leading video game developer BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today officially announced Mass Effect 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the multi award-winning 2007 hit, Mass Effect. The Mass Effect trilogy is a masterful science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril...

"We're going to surpass the extraordinary gaming experience we brought our fans in Mass Effect by delivering intensified combat and expanded weapon options as well as increased depth of planet exploration, all while delivering a powerful, emotionally engaging story," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager and CEO, BioWare and General Manager and Vice President, EA.

"Mass Effect 2 is shaping up to be an unforgettable RPG-shooter experience, taking players on a non-stop roller-coaster ride filled with stunning plot twists and no-holds-barred action."

Mass Effect 2 is coming to PC and the Xbox 360 video game system in Early 2010.


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