Mass Effect Legendary Edition trailer shows remastered comparisons!
With just one month left until the long-sought-after update of the iconic trilogy hits shelves, BioWare and Electronic Arts have unveiled a new trailer for the Mass Effect Legendary Edition offering fans a deeper look at the remastered visuals on display in the collection, including the deeper shading and lighting, up-ressed textures and character models and more! The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
“It’s been an incredible journey revisiting the stories, characters and iconic moments of the Mass Effect trilogy, enhancing the experience for modern platforms while staying true to the spirit of the original,” Mac Walters, Project Director on the Mass Effect Legendary Edition and lead writer of the original trilogy at BioWare, previously said in a statement. “Remastering a game, let alone three, is a huge undertaking as there’s over 100 hours of gameplay included, but we wanted to do this for our fans as well as a new generation of gamers looking to jump into the iconic story of Shepard.”
The remastered trilogy will deliver an enhanced visual experience featuring remastered character models and tens of thousands of up-ressed textures, improvements to shaders and VFX, updated lighting and improved dynamic shadows, volumetrics and depth-of-field add a new level of immersion across the trilogy, with pre-rendered cinematics also having been enhanced to make every story moment feel even more impactful. It will feature the single-player base content from the original trilogy as well as 40-plus downloadable content (DLC) story, weapons and armor packs to allow players to relive the legend of Commander Shepard in 4K Ultra HD with HDR.
The original Mass Effect game features comprehensive world-building enhancements with added detail and depth to locations like Eden Prime, Ilos and Feros that players will explore in their journey across the galaxy, and will also includee updated interfaces and UI as well as a variety of quality of life improvements. In addition, combat and exploration are modernized through improved aiming, squad controls and behavior, Mako handling and cameras.
Unifying character creation options across all three titles that’s also improved and expanded its selection of hair, makeup and skin tone options, the trilogy will also allow players to utilize the iconic Female Shepard default appearance from Mass Effect across all three games.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is set to hit stores on May 14 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Origin and Steam, with forward compatibility on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S and is now available to pre-order!