In addressing the presence of a "New Game Plus" mode in "Mass Effect 2," BioWare has now confirmed that multiple playthroughs will be possible as they were in "Mass Effect." That new info appeared on a bulleted list of ways that the sequel will handle established characters and carry over player data from completed run-throughs of both games.
"If players start a New Game + after beating the game they will be able to re-use the same character import file they did for their first playthrough," BioWare community coordinator Chris Priestly wrote on the official "Mass Effect 2" forums. "Yes New Game + is making a return to 'Mass Effect 2'!"
Though a maximum "11 end-of-game saves" will be allowed, Priestly outlined how those save files will impact the "ME2" experience.