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Submitted by jreilly 1624d ago | news

Mass Effect 2 PS3 Release Date

Electronic Arts has confirmed to IGN that Mass Effect 2 for PlayStation 3 will ship in the United States on Jan. 18. 2011 and Jan. 21 in Europe. (Mass Effect 2, PS3)

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gamerzBEreal17  +   1624d ago
isn't this old news?
SaberEdge  +   1624d ago
I don't know. As far as my memory is concerned they had said something like they were shooting for a January release, but I don't remember them ever announcing a specific date.

I loved this game on the 360 so much that I think I am going to buy it for the PS3 just to play through it again and get the trophies.
phatak  +   1624d ago
cant wait to experience the best 360 game on ps3
joydestroy  +   1624d ago
this is the first time i'm hearing of the release date.

then again, i haven't been keeping up with it because i bought this on 360 and then PC. i don't think i'll be getting it for my PS3. but maybe... haha

BioWare is awesome. that is all
blusoops  +   1624d ago
Same day as LBP2...
Although not day one....ME2 will be a definite purchase! Been playing ME1 on PC and it's a freakin awesome story!
Information Minister  +   1624d ago
I have mixed feelings about ME1. I liked the game at the beginning, then it got progressively boring and repetitive. It took me a while to get back into the game, but I loved every second of it after the moment I landed on Ilos.

I really need to pick up ME2, but I haven't seen any copies at the local retailers.
blusoops  +   1624d ago
That's funny...
That is EXACTLY where i'm at in the story atm. So without spoiling it for anyone, about how much longer till the end of the game, if i stick to the main missions?
Information Minister  +   1624d ago
I think you're about an hour away from the ending, maybe an hour and a half. And you don't have a choice but to stick to the main missions anymore. Once you set foot on Ilos you will not return to the Normandy until Mass Effect 2.
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goflyakite  +   1624d ago
Yes, ME2 will have to wait a bit because of LBP2 and Christmas games I'll still be playing, but I'm definitely going to get it.
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AceofStaves  +   1624d ago
Day One.
Kurisu  +   1624d ago
I've heard good things about the Mass Effect franchise, so I'm definitely going to pick it up and see what all the fuss is about :)
AceofStaves  +   1624d ago
I'm anxious to play it and glad I have the chance now, thanks to it going multiplat. :D
Der_Kommandant  +   1624d ago
LBP2 and Mass Effect the first month?

2011 is coming and gonna rape us all!
Buffniceguy  +   1624d ago
Get a Move and Get Fit With Mel B she is my sexy female King Kai. Mass Effect 2 is coming to the Ps3 that is funny I heard ortherwise about a year ago :)
clintos59  +   1624d ago
Im gonna grab this & lbp. My stupid brother effin scratched my mass effect 2 disc, never letting him borrow a game again.
Lunatic_Brandon  +   1624d ago
Can we just get some Mass Effect 3 news already?
ANeuteredDog  +   1624d ago
a week after Jan.18 is Dead Space 2 :D
VenomProject  +   1624d ago
I'll be getting this on day one as opposed to LittleBigPlanet 2. (No, I'm not trolling)

Remember when the first LBP released? The online mode was one of the most lagtastic things I've ever seen in a video game. No, my connection was not the problem, I never lag. The game itself was insanely fun and quite innovative, but the broken online mode broke my heart.

Mass Effect 2 on the other hand, is one of the most interesting sci-fi RPGs I've ever seen. I was beyond jealous when the 360 got ME1 and ME2, I thought the series would never see a PS3 release.

Day. One. Purchase.
InfectedDK  +   1624d ago
Nice games released just lately (2010), announced just lately and soon to come (early-late 2011).
Gran Turismo 5
LittleBigPlanet 2
Resistance 3
Uncharted 3
Mass Effect 2
Twisted Metal
Sly Collection
God of War I & II HD
Fallout: New Vegas
Sports Champions with Move controllers
CoD Black Ops (Yeah I know but still VERY good 10/10).
The Last Guardian
Metal Gear Solid: Rising
Killzone 3
Crysis 2
InFamous 2
Portal 2
Dead Space 2
Etc.

I don't have THAT much cash wow..
But they are all must buys!! ^^

And wow what a year 2010 has been (More 2010 games)!
Red Dead Redemption
God of War III
Heavy Rain
Final Fantasy XIII
Bioshock 2
Mafia 2
MAG
Dead Rising 2
Yakuza 3-4
3D Dot Game Heroes
Joe Danger
Etc. etc. etc..!
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1624d ago
My wallet suddenly just disappear watching that list.
Skadoosh  +   1624d ago
PLAY THE FIRST ONE FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't cheat yourself by watching some 5 minute youtube summary. I put 60 hours in the first Mass Effect.

It's a shame the you ps3 only owners won't be able to experience the full Mass Effect. Remember, your character makes tough decisions in the first one and effects the sequel.

AGAIN, PLAY THE FIRST ONE!!! Oh and if you really are a sci-fi nut, read the books too. It's 2 of them. A prequel to the first game and book 2 covers in between the 2 games. Best sci fi story ever!

EDIT, KURISU, don't do it man. It wouldn't be the same. You really are cheating yourself one of the best gaming experiences ever. Mass Effect is like a big budget movie. Play the PC version, borrow a 360, do whatever you can but I guarantee you that skipping the first game will probably not give you the same "WOW" factor when playing part 2. Character development, learning your enemy, learning about the world of Mass Effect, the last guy in Mass Effect 2 will not feel the same.
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Unicron  +   1624d ago
Harbinger <3
Kurisu  +   1624d ago
Flaw: I'd have to buy a new console to play the first one. I'll stick with ME2 and get filled in on the interactive comic.
VenomProject  +   1624d ago
Just watch a "Let's Play Mass Effect" on YouTube.

Also, you're telling me that Mass Effect has the best sci-fi story ever? You've gotta be kidding me, I know it's good, but the best?

You need to read moar sci-fi and watch moar sci-fi movies.
Akagi  +   1624d ago
I really hope it has better FPS than the 360 version. It's no lie that 360 version suffered from inconsistent FPS.
JohnApocalypse  +   1624d ago
Isn't LBP2 out that week too? :/
Kurisu  +   1624d ago
Yea. It will be interesting to compare the sales between the two games. PS3 gamers have been crying out for a chance to play Mass Effect, but when it comes to the release will people really pick it up before their beloved exclusive?! Tbh I thought the first LBP was a bit overhyped, so I'm going to go with Mass Effect 2.
eagles1990  +   1624d ago
Sorry but Sackboy owns all. I'll get this after LBP2.
Trey4Lyfe  +   1624d ago
Go Birds! F Dalass
Solans Scott  +   1624d ago
Its good to finally get a solid release date. Can't wait to pick this one up.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1624d ago
dammit why cant sony just speak the fuck up? TWO ps3 exclusives on the same day?
yes, we should consider mass effect 2 exclusive when speaking of day one sales because it would hardly be in competition with me 2 on the 360 which everyones played already. it has its own release date and own hype.
but getting back on point: hmmmmmmmmmm sony.....how many people do you think are down to fork over $130 for games? on a single day? good going.
Kurisu  +   1624d ago
There are going to be some people that pick up both. Plus, I'm sure the ME franchise and LBP 2 aren't aimed at the same audience. It's all about diversity! :)
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1624d ago
yeah, but honestly games like cod and lbp dont have the same audience at all, yet a ton of people own both those games. ill bet they wouldnt have owned both if they came out on the same day though. Im definitely down to buy both, but only a small fraction of people are devoted enough to buy two games in one day.theres no doubt sonys making people choose here and i just think thats kinda lame.
saimcheeda  +   1624d ago
Finally going to see
what the fuss is all about over this game!

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