Mass Effect Trilogy

BioWare:

We are very excited today to announce the Mass Effect Trilogy coming to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. All three award-winning games from the series will be available together in one premium package, complete with foil box and exclusive artwork. Mass Effect Trilogy will also mark the long-awaited debut of the original Mass Effect on the PlayStation 3 console!

If you have a current-generation console of either stripe (or a PC, for that matter), and you are a science fiction fan, this is going to be a great buy. The Mass Effect series is one of the better sci-fi settings and stories of the last decade in my opinion and if you have missed out to this point you owe it to yourself to give it a play through.

No other game in recent memory has provided me with characters that I cared about so much and events that felt like they had real storytelling impact. I may have been disappointed by how they chose to conclude the series, but the ride was totally worth it and the value proposition of all three of these games for $60 is just too good for me not to recommend it.

“Arrival”

Joystiq:

BioWare has dated the long-promised and recently teased final Mass Effect 2 DLC mission, “Mass Effect: Arrival,” for release across Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Bioware.com (for PC) on Tuesday, March 29. The add-on will be available for $7 (£5.49) or the equivalent platform currency.

Leading players into this holiday’s Mass Effect 3, “Arrival” will see Commander Shepard “sent to the edge of the galaxy to rescue an undercover operative who may have evidence of an imminent Reaper invasion.” Admiral Hackett (voiced by Lance Henriksen) will make a return appearance.

I’m looking forward to the conclusion of one of the best games I’ve ever played, and certainly the bearer of what I think is the best video game trailer ever created (which is of course below).

If you can think of one better, argue your case. :)