Mass Effect Trilogy Will Include DLC

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Mass Effect Trilogy Will Include DLC

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The Mass Effect Trilogy will include DLC, but the details vary a bit from system to system.

The biggest question to follow in the wake of last week's announcement of the Mass Effect Trilogy seemed to be, "Will it include DLC?" Sixty bucks isn't much of a deal, after all, if you end up forking over extra cash for Zaeed or Pinnacle Station. But the situation has been clarified and the news is good: DLC is part of the package.

Not all the DLC, however, and what you get depends on what you have. The PC version of the Mass Effect Trilogy will include Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station for Mass Effect, the Cerberus Network for Mass Effect 2 which includes the Zaeed Massani DLC The Price of Revenge, the Firewalker Pack, Cerberus Assault Gear, the Arc Projector heavy weapon and the Normandy Crash Site mission, and the Online Pass for Mass Effect 3 which grants access to multiplayer.

The Xbox 360 version of the Trilogy is very similar, but instead of being on the disc, Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station will be available as "stand-alone downloads" from Xbox Live, while details on the PlayStation 3 version of the package will be revealed "soon." EA also confirmed the Trilogy is fully compatible with previous releases of the games, so saved games from the original releases will work with it and you can get your multiplayer on with the rest of the world.

The clarity isn't perfectly crystalline because it fails to state definitively whether Xbox 360 owners will have to pony up for the "stand-alone downloads" or if they'll be given codes for free downloads. We've put the question out to those who might hold the answer and if we hear back, we'll let you know. The Mass Effect Trilogy comes out on November 6.

Source: BioWare

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So, basically, the PC gets ONE paid DLC in that package...
Why am I not surprised?

I thought it was November 7th, the whole N7 thing?

edit: Mass Effect Trilogy - November 6th 2012
Guess they changed it, my bad.

So, you get the awful Pinnacle Station DLC that nobody would pay for anyway, but you don't get anything else?

No Kasumi, Arrival or Shadow Broker? Or the extra character from ME3? That's like 30 dollars right there.

Oh, EA.

Xan Krieger:
I thought it was November 7th, the whole N7 thing?

edit: Mass Effect Trilogy - November 6th 2012
Guess they changed it, my bad.

I'm guessing US retailers bitched about it so EA had to push it forward to the preceding Tuesday. So much for the N7 date idea...

OT: Can't help but notice how the ps3 version of ME2 had Overlord, LotSB and Kasumi as part of it, I'm guessing it'll be cheaper for PS3 owners to get all 3 separately.

Richardplex:

Xan Krieger:
I thought it was November 7th, the whole N7 thing?

edit: Mass Effect Trilogy - November 6th 2012
Guess they changed it, my bad.

I'm guessing US retailers bitched about it so EA had to push it forward to the preceding Tuesday. So much for the N7 date idea...

Well, "wait at the retailer all day at November 6th to get it, play it November 7th at home" might be what EA is expecting to happen - even it is VERY doubtful that most people are going to wait in line to get it. Not after the ME3-incident...

I feel like they'd ultimately sell more if they offered most of the DLC from ME1&2 for all platforms. Having different DLC free on different platforms is incredibly stupid (assuming "standalone" means "pay extra").

Still no definitive word on whether the 360 ME1 will be optimized or not. That's all I really care about personally.

EA: "We'll release all three games bundled together for our great N7-Event day!"
Community: "So, GOTY-style all DLC included, or just the games?"
EA: "It will include DLC! But ... it'll only be the ones PC gamers get for free anyways."
Me: "Kay, screw you, still not gonna buy ME3 then."

So.... none of the important and/or good stuff. Aside from Bring Down the Sky... (which I can't ever download again because of I don't know what reason but it won't let me on any computer... fuck you, Bioware... fuck you.) ... If anyone knows where to get ot now I'd love you forever.

FEichinger:
EA: "We'll release all three games bundled together for our great N7-Event day!"
Community: "So, GOTY-style all DLC included, or just the games?"
EA: "It will include DLC! But ... it'll only be the ones PC gamers get for free anyways."
Me: "Kay, screw you, still not gonna buy ME3 then."

Not EXACTLY true... Pinnacle Station is paid DLC. But it's also the only DLC you never need.
PS3 might be lucky and get the ME2-DLCs again, at least. Otherwise, why bother when you get LESS than originally?

So was anyone really suprise that they did included the DLC into the triliogy set? I wasn't!

Good to see it'll include Bring Down the Sky. Getting that damn DLC separate was a nightmare. Really wish they'd include all DLC for ME2 with it. Or at least the same DLC they packaged with the PS3 version of ME2.

What's the point in having different combinations of DLC on different platforms? Seems wholly unnecessary. To be honest, if it's not going to include all the DLC then the only people who this is worth a damn to are PS3 owners who never got to play ME1, so they're really shooting themselves in the foot here.

Andy Chalk:
The clarity isn't perfectly crystalline because it fails to state definitively whether Xbox 360 owners will have to pony up for the "stand-alone downloads" or if they'll be given codes for free downloads.

It's EA, take a wild guess.

This is bullshit. The only 'free' DLC they are including here is Bring down the Sky and Pinnacle station. And one of those, Pinnacle Station, is effing retardedly useless. Everything else is included with the Cerberus Network, which comes with any new copy of ME2. So, really, they are "giving away" the DLC for a 5 year old game, half of which is useless.

Well isn't THAT just effing generous!
I own ME1 and 2, and was planning to get this, since I only own half the DLC for ME2. And I was hoping that this would round out my collection! I'd get the rest of the DLC, and I'd get ME3 all in one beautiful package.

No. No, instead I, and others like myself, get the shaft.
Not buying. Screw you, EA.

So they include the DLC that came free for those who bought Mass Effect 2 new (I think anyway) and Bring Down The Sky and Pinnacle Station, two of the cheapest DLCs I've seen, and that come with the Xbox Classics version anyway. Oh, and an online pass for ME3.

Oh, EA you generous bastards.

Hmm. Falls rather short of this, doesn't it?

Bindal:

FEichinger:
EA: "We'll release all three games bundled together for our great N7-Event day!"
Community: "So, GOTY-style all DLC included, or just the games?"
EA: "It will include DLC! But ... it'll only be the ones PC gamers get for free anyways."
Me: "Kay, screw you, still not gonna buy ME3 then."

Not EXACTLY true... Pinnacle Station is paid DLC. But it's also the only DLC you never need.
PS3 might be lucky and get the ME2-DLCs again, at least. Otherwise, why bother when you get LESS than originally?

Pinnacle Station was effectively free if you used the "no purchase necessary" route to enter whatever soda or fast food company contest was going on at the time and got a free entry to the contest on their website just by filling out a form. The consolation prize for losing was a $5 EA Store credit...which was exactly how much the DLC cost. I immediately regretted spending it on that though. It was a waste of five minutes of my time to get a free copy of it and another 15 to determine that there was nothing fun or interesting about it.

So, the DLC's we still have to buy in order to complete the package are: Arrival, Lair of the Shadow Broker, Kasumi, Overload, From Ashes, Leviathan and some extra goodies. That means 4080 points ($51) if we just want the story DLC, and 5360 points ($67) if want all of the DLC. That's more than the price of the trilogy itself. And that's not even taking any future ME3 DLC into account.

Nalgas D. Lemur:

Bindal:

FEichinger:
EA: "We'll release all three games bundled together for our great N7-Event day!"
Community: "So, GOTY-style all DLC included, or just the games?"
EA: "It will include DLC! But ... it'll only be the ones PC gamers get for free anyways."
Me: "Kay, screw you, still not gonna buy ME3 then."

Not EXACTLY true... Pinnacle Station is paid DLC. But it's also the only DLC you never need.
PS3 might be lucky and get the ME2-DLCs again, at least. Otherwise, why bother when you get LESS than originally?

Pinnacle Station was effectively free if you used the "no purchase necessary" route to enter whatever soda or fast food company contest was going on at the time and got a free entry to the contest on their website just by filling out a form. The consolation prize for losing was a $5 EA Store credit...which was exactly how much the DLC cost. I immediately regretted spending it on that though. It was a waste of five minutes of my time to get a free copy of it and another 15 to determine that there was nothing fun or interesting about it.

Considering that those contest never happened outside of the US... nope, not free here, ever.
Still, not worth it, either.

I read somewhere that the trilogy will costs 60$.
Isn't it a bit... lets say stupid... to release the trilogy for 60$ on the PS3 and 360, while releasing ME3, and only 3 on the WiiU for the same price?

Is there really any sane person who would but the WiiU version over the whole trilogy for the same price?

Now onwards to the next question, origin only or will the steam users get a slice of the cake too?

Bindal:

Nalgas D. Lemur:

Bindal:

Not EXACTLY true... Pinnacle Station is paid DLC. But it's also the only DLC you never need.
PS3 might be lucky and get the ME2-DLCs again, at least. Otherwise, why bother when you get LESS than originally?

Pinnacle Station was effectively free if you used the "no purchase necessary" route to enter whatever soda or fast food company contest was going on at the time and got a free entry to the contest on their website just by filling out a form. The consolation prize for losing was a $5 EA Store credit...which was exactly how much the DLC cost. I immediately regretted spending it on that though. It was a waste of five minutes of my time to get a free copy of it and another 15 to determine that there was nothing fun or interesting about it.

Considering that those contest never happened outside of the US... nope, not free here, ever.
Still, not worth it, either.

Well, I suppose there's that. If they cost money I'd probably say that most of the ME2 ones that it includes wouldn't be worth it either, but for free they're either ignorable or just kind of meh, and a couple are actually good.

Nalgas D. Lemur:
Well, I suppose there's that. If they cost money I'd probably say that most of the ME2 ones that it includes wouldn't be worth it either, but for free they're either ignorable or just kind of meh, and a couple are actually good.

Normandy Crashsite was good - for being just a bit of walking around. Obviously nothing you would never pay for (that would be redicilous), but as free DLC? Not bad. Nice nostalgia-stuff.
Zaeed - awesome. Twice for being free.
Hammerhead - alright, wouldn't be worth paying for.
Rest... forgettable, never even used that stuff in my game.

Still, the content that is included I wouldn't call "DLC" in this regards as all that stuff is free - with the exception of Pinnacle Station nobody cares about anyway.
It was DLC when released, sure - but now coming and say "We include some of the DLC" and then just list stuff that is avaible for free anyway is just a joke as you don't get anything extra.

CPunchMaster:
So, you get the awful Pinnacle Station DLC that nobody would pay for anyway, but you don't get anything else?

No Kasumi, Arrival or Shadow Broker? Or the extra character from ME3? That's like 30 dollars right there.

Oh, EA.

exactly

this is horseshit, the dragon age ultimate edition, now THAT was a deal, getting all the DLC+awakening with the game, that was worth it, but this shit? fuck that crap.

You know I've been waiting for a proper collected Mass Effect trilogy, but they just haven't quite managed to crack it. Next time EA, give us ME1-3, in a nice box, with all the DLC on disc, and better non-US style boxart and I will give you almost all of my money.

Ok so not really even almost all, but I would happily pay 120 (getting on for 4 times what they're asking) for that. Hell, you could make me pay more, but I'd happily pay 120.

This is really a blown opportunity to have a truly "complete" ME experience in one box. Somebody threw away a lot of money by not offering this trilogy pack on the Wii U anyway, as new entrants to the series (whoever they are) probably don't want to start at 3. Very confusing, but I don't know why I'm not expecting confusion out of these announcements these days.

Maybe it's just me acting stupid, but anyone else find it kind of a coiencdance that the Mass Effect trilogy releases on the same day as another big Sci-Fi franchise?

Oh wow... really? Forcing us to pay more than we pay for the trilogy in order to get all the DLC?

It's not really Mass Effect Trilogy if we don't get the full story, huh?

And another paid kick in the balls from EA for everybody...

Well, I wasn't far off. Surprised they didn't require players to purchase the free DLC as well.

Bindal:

Richardplex:

Xan Krieger:
I thought it was November 7th, the whole N7 thing?

edit: Mass Effect Trilogy - November 6th 2012
Guess they changed it, my bad.

I'm guessing US retailers bitched about it so EA had to push it forward to the preceding Tuesday. So much for the N7 date idea...

Well, "wait at the retailer all day at November 6th to get it, play it November 7th at home" might be what EA is expecting to happen - even it is VERY doubtful that most people are going to wait in line to get it. Not after the ME3-incident...

It just seems like they're blowing a good marketing move. They hyped N7 and then suddenly they're moving it a day forward. There is one good thing about that though, now the entire country can enjoy election day with some mass effect.

Well this is...not what I was expecting.

Bring Down the Sky was nice, but I never got Pinnacle Station since it never seemed super important. I guess including it was good although both of them are pretty cheap compared to other Mass Effect DLC. The ME2 DLC stuff is all the free things anyway, meaning you would have to pay for most of the good stuff. And only access to the ME3 Multiplayer? I guess I could understand not putting Javik in, but not Leviathan or the upcoming Omega DLC? I don't necessarily think the 3 (or is it four at this point?) free Multiplayer packs and Extended Cut make up for that do they?

For that you might as well get the PS3 version of ME2 right? Comes with everything except for Arrival and other cosmetic DLC I believe? Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Still...unless they are going to elaborate on some more information, this seems pretty lackluster. The three games are nice, but unless you're a PS3 user who really wants to enjoy Mass Effect 1 (or wants some trophies for it), I don't see why you would get this. Even THEN, the ME2 PS3 is still the better deal, despite the lack of ME1. Just what I think anyway.

Hey EA, want to know why I bought Fallout 3 and New Vegas twice? Because their GOTY editions included all the DLC, which made them good deals to buy again.

I mean, isn't getting people to buy your stuff twice one of your loftiest aspirations?? Get on it, dumbasses!

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