Tomorrow is N7 Day, and that means that BioWare and Electronic Arts are going to have something to say about the Mass Effect games. The biggest reveal is that the Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea has previously rated the Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster, otherwise known as Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
The rumors of remasters for the classic sci-fi RPGs have been swirling for years. Gamers and fans have suspected that a remaster of the first game is a given. But other leaks and speculation have pointed to a remaster of all three being bundled together into one package. The leak also revealed that the bundle would include all of the DLC and content for the first three games. Visual improvements and bug fixes are expected by many, but details are still unknown, we will have to wait until tomorrow.
It’s unclear what the sum total of improvements to the games in this bundle will be though. Various folks in the industry took to the internet to tease the fans. Jeff Grubb shared the cover art behind a layer of blur. Liana Ruppert tweeted a picture of her hugging what looks like a Mass Effect weapon with the caption “Can confirm that Mass Effect fans should most definitely be up and early tomorrow morning. It’s going to be Legendary.” This all but confirms the news.
It’s pretty likely that Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be announced tomorrow during a special panel featuring Jennifer Hale and Mark Meer, and devs Karin Weeks and Patrick Weeks. That’s due to happen at 11am PST / 7pm GMT / 8pm CET.
BioWare is probably looking to undo some of the damage to its reputation after the bungling of Anthem and Mass Effect: Andromeda. These two games had a profound impact on the tenor of fan reactions to both BioWare and the franchise itself. Both games were regarded as buggy and unpolished, and it would be pretty accurate to call them a mess.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will release in early 2021. Details are very sparse on what it will look like though. And that could be wrong, so it’s best to take all of this with a big grain of salt.