Developer BioWare today announced Mass Effect Trilogy, a collection of all three Mass Effect games in one package. The compilation can be purchased for $59.99 when it launches November 6th for Xbox 360 and PC; PlayStation 3’s version will be available at a later date.

For the sake of comparison, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition for Wii U will release sometime between November 18th and March 31st, of next year, and also costs $59.99.

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    • My only thought would be that they feel obliged to integrate wiiu unique controlls , like all the mad touch screen stuff ME3 is getting ,
      cough lazynees cough , cough fanboys cough .
      We Nintendo fans can use normal buttons aswell , just make it pro controller or able to play on gamepad screen ….

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    • lol Halo is like.. strictly Xbox.. always has been.. always will be. Its just a fact and I’m not an Xbox fanboy(for clarification) I am not one system bound. I preordered the Wii U premium console the day of its release
      at Gamestop. Cant wait for it!

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      • What are you talking about!?? *dreamworks movie character voice-so no offense* I was meant that it will eat up all their possible sales, EA just wants the last piece of this gen as it is about to end, but they are launching this the same day that Halo 4 launches! one of the (if not THE) most anticipated games of the year, not to mention that the week after that, COD comes out… so they have to compete against these monsters (sales wise) lol it’s almost like they don’t want this to sell and are just doing it to screw nintendo xD

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  1. Same thing happened to metal gear solid >.>

    3 came out or 3DS

    2,3 and Peacewalker came out for 10$ more for ps3 and 360

    Then 2,3 came out for the same price on the vita.

    (Also mass effect 2 was 60$ for the ps3, when the 360 version was 20$)

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  2. I don’t see the point on get Mass Effect 3 on WiiU if this compilation will be released at almost the same time and at the same price… What the crap is wrong with Bioware/EA?, this is the one which have to come to WiiU -_-

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  3. the reason they won’t announce the Wii U version is because they want people to buy the 3rd game instead and then release the trilogy… If they mention the Wii U version nobody will buy the 3rd game alone.

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  4. Anyone out there who has a 360 or PS3 and would buy ME3 on Wii U when you could get the whole trilogy in one pack for the same price is either one of 2 types of people: 1. Has more money then sense. 2. Has there head rammed up Nintendo’s rear end.

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  5. Gotta say, pretty disappointing. I think I’ll get the Mass Effect Trilogy for Xbox now even though I was going to get Mass Effect 3 for my soon to own Wii U. At first Mass Effect 3 on Wii U was going to be awesome, but when they release the first two games on… OTHER consoles(and the P.C) it really makes you think “Why buy the Wii U version at all?)

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  6. So they’re releasing the entire trilogy for PC/360/PS3, but not for Wii U, and the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 isn’t even a launch title.

    Good going, Bioware. Another reason never to buy the Wii U version. lol

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  7. Now, I haven’t been following updates on Mass Effect 3 for Wii U (on any console, actually) But isn’t it possible that this “Special” edition includes all 3 games like a bonus? Like Metroid Prime had Metroid as bonus content. There’s a big difference on the two of course. But still.

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  8. Wow, way to go EA. You just made ME3 for the Wii U target an even more smaller audience than it already did. Oh well, if they don’t want it to sell that’s their business I guess.

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    • Agreed.
      I’m buying it on WiiU (I don’t own, nor will I buy a PS3 for Mass Effect) plus, I want to see what the Dev’s come up with for the Gamepad.

      Still, I’m going to be a minority if they insist on this trilogy release excluding the WiiU.

      Granted, it still COULD come out on WiiU later, AFTER some Nintendo fanboys like myself beta-test the new Gamepad version.

      If they did a good job integrating unique features, and a bunch of us agree to such, then and Only then will they invest to recode the Trilogy on WiiU.

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  9. I have not played any mass effect games, so either way i will pick up the U version eventually. I need NSMBU, Lego city, rayman legends, pikmin 3, TANK TANk TANK! First.

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  10. My guess is they will see how ME3 goes on WiiU sales wise and then decide if they want to outsource to Australia again to do ME1&2 with the same sort of Pad controls and touch ups.

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  11. This is pretty bad of them. They should have waited until well after the Wii U version of ME3. I don’t understand all these late ports on the Wii U. It’s like they want their own games to fail? They can’t be surprised if these ports do not sell well on the Wii U. I dislike these strategies…

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  12. And now EA has just sabotaged their own launch for Wii-U but announcing this. Now no one will buy the Wii Version of ME3 because it makes no sense. People who own other consoles can get all 3 for the same price. And people who own Wii-U will say they want the whole collection, not the end of a story. This is such a big fuk up on EA’s part. Honestly this HD collection would have made the most sense on Wii-U before other platforms since true Nintendo fans would never have had the chance to play the whole series since it wasn’t on Wii. EA, you guys are friking stupid bottom line. Now Wii-U owners will just wait and say we will wait for the HD COLLECTION !!! And then EA will say well we are not going to port the collection because ME3 sales were bad on Wii-U……..and then people will laugh and say I wonder why.

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    • I’m not worried about it; the features of the Wii U version will be enough to enjoy the third one on that system. I might pick up the collection to play 1 and 2 once it is out for PS3, but if I ever wanna play 3, the Wii U version will be the one I power up because it’s looking like it will be the best version.

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              • Wrong. Very, very wrong.

                Persona 4 Golden, for instance is vastly better than the original. UMVC3 is literally IDENTICAL and Mortal Kombat at the cost of textures, contains more content than the console versions.

                Nice try though, proves you don’t know shit after all. Dimwit.

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                • You’d be right, if the Vita’s controls weren’t absolutely horrible and do a severe injustice to all of those ports on top of being the most expensive piece of raccoon-entertaining sparkly-thing-loving-dipshit hardware on the market.
                  The 3DS could have and would have done all of those better.
                  Hell, the REGULAR DS could have done a better job, and its tech is decidedly weaker!
                  Nice try, but you’re still stick with the Vitanic’s mast squarely up your ass.

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                  • Tries to refute a point with a completely subjective and almost unheard of opinion. Laughable.

                    The Vita runs circles around the 3DS in every hardware aspect, don’t even fool yourself. You’re a fucking moron, and reinstate the FACT that all Nintendorks are idiots.

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                    • “completely subjective and almost unheard of opinion.”
                      Quit trying to label others with your faults, dick-less wonder-bitch.
                      Come back when it can do stereoscopic 3D without glasses and has a line-up strong enough to beat the 3DS in sales both here and in Japan, and maybe then your opinion will equate to something more than jack shit.
                      Keep going, Sony Phony. Their CEO’s certainly aren’t complaining about all the dick you suck.

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                    • Look at the Nintendork brag about sales, because the 3DS sucks at absolutely everything else.

                      It’s a babysitting tool, for babies like you.

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            • U mad ??? MGSHD collection on vita is missing a game and its in lower resoloution. vastly missing content .

              The vita is a stone cold heap of shit , deal with it . I would like it to be good , but its dogshit .

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              • “Vastly missing content”

                Yeah, because Peace Walker in exchange for the first two games is a vast difference. Especially when that game was sold not too long ago on the PSP to begin with. You’re an idiot if you thought they’d give the Vita version that game at a cheaper price from the console version.

                Then again you’re the same idiot who said MK7 looked better than MKWii.

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  13. So instead of making this for a system that doesn’t have the 1st two tiles, they make it for an install base that already has at least two of the three titles? Seems legit

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  14. So, let me get this straight… They going to release a Trilogy pack to a console that allready have the trilogy BUT they are not going to release the Trilogy to the console that has non of the games BUT they are going to release the end part of the Trilogy for the console that has non of the games… WTF is WRONG with you Bioware? Oh yea… EA.

    They did not realize who this thing will affect the release of ME3 for Wii U? The few people that were going to buy ME3 for Wii U will become fewer thinking/knowing that is better to wait for the complete trilogy of ME for the Wii U for the same price.

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  15. i just think saying special edition twice on the package in 2 different languages is ugly. i guarantee someone could pick out what it meant in either language easily enough. still, as i don’t give a shit about mass effect anymore…

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  16. I’m still picking up the ME3 on Wii U. If the trilogy comes to Wii U later on, I’ll buy it too, (providing I like ME3). If not, my money will go somewhere else. No sweat of my back. Bad move on EA’s part. Kind of shooting themselves in the foot with the Wii U audience here. Leave luck to heaven.

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    • You make smart comments. I also will be getting Mass effect 3 for Wii U, as i havent played the previous versions of the game, but its on my “get whenever there is nothing else to buy” as i have a couple of games i want before mass effect.

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      • Same here. I’m looking forward to NG3 before ME3. I want to hear what EA has to say about bringing the trilogy to Wii U. I have no idea why they did this. If they knew they were going to do a trilogy, it would’ve made more sense to reboot the development of ME3 for Wii U and bring the trilogy to Wii U as well. Delay it if you have to, but it makes a lot more sense.

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    • Actualy ppl that say that ea is using this has a measure. If ea is waiting to measure how a old port sell it will make them loss more money than releasing new titles

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      • Also leaving the action marked to activision just going to have a positive effect on the wii u. Exsample blops 2 sell excelent it would make activision to risk on getting more ips to bring from pc

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      • That’s the circular logic that could be there undoing. They release ME3 for Wii U and the trilogy for the PS3/360. But they watching the sales of ME3 on Wii U to determine if they should bring the trilogy to Wii U. If ME3 doesn’t sell well, then they’ll say “There’s no audience for this on Wii U”

        No you idiots. Just give everybody the trilogy and be done with it. They can’t even use the excuse of the Game Pad being complicated, because they could just use the Pro controller. Nobody’s forcing them to use the touchscreen.

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        • Now the trilogy is announced for elsewhere , surely thats going to impact the sales of the wiiu version .

          I agree with you . They should only release the trilogy. Its kinda half assed that they hand the development to some australian ass holes (straight right) who nobody’s ever heard of , whilst they are assembling a trilogy.

          User install base whores .

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        • Don’t forget, my friend, the Dev’s bring us ME3 said they were being very careful because they were scared to ruin the game.

          They want te WiiU version to be enhanced for the WiiU, so if they bring the trilogy over, they have to enhance ME and ME2 as well – Maybe they didn’t have time for this.
          Maybe they should have thought about this before releasing the trilogy.

          In some ways, they almost should have held put ME3 until the other two were completed.

          As a Fan of interactive comics, I won’t mind catching up in the story via comic, but others obviously don’t feel the same way.

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          • I wouldn’t mind if they said they were delaying the Wii U version of ME3 to add it to a Wii U version of the trilogy. But that ain’t gonna happen. EA just cost themselves a lot of money.

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  17. tbh i don’t see ME3 on the WiiU as anything other than a cashgrab

    like, i thought the whole point of those games were to take the character that you made in the first one and transfer him/her throughout the games

    which is why i think it’s sort of annoying that they feed consumers this “interactive comic” stuff when they’re missing a huge part of the experience

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  18. This kinda sucks. Maybe the trilogy will come out later, but I doubt it. The news about the Wii U CPU being slightly less powerful than Xbox 360 or PS3 CPU is disappointing if true. I was expecting the CPU in Wii U would be slightly more powerful the Xbox 360 or PS3’s CPU. But I know Nintendo will make incredible games, I just hope all the 3rd Parties like making games on Wii U. It seems like some companies are just against Nintendo. I don’t know why they want to alienate Nintendo loyal fans.

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  19. Seriously EA, this is why you’re the most hated company. Mass effect 3 came out only nine months ago for the PS3 and 360 and you’re now charging $60 for the whole series. You’re charging the same price for the mass effect 3 game on Wii U. I hope you fail and go bankrupt.

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  20. Wasnt planning on getting ME3 on the Wii due to this reason. Even more of a reason to not do so now. Kinda annoying how Nintendo’s side is getting screwed over.

    Metal Gear Solid 3 was a full price game on the 3DS. Same day HD versions of 2, 3 and another were on the 360/PS3.
    Mass Effect 3 comes out at full price on the wii. Same time PS3/360 gets a trilogy

    No doubt the lack of sales will be put down to the Nintendo fans and causes a lack of support in the future despite it being the fault of whoever is making up these sets.

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  21. I was planning on getting this for the Wii U, but I know my little brother wants a 360 for Christmas, so if he gets one, I’ll just buy this for the 360 and get a different launch game for Wii U.

    I can see the logic of the PS3 getting this as they missed out on the first Mass Effect, but I would have thought porting this to the Wii U instead of ME3 would have made more sense?

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  22. What’s the point in releasing ME3 for Wii U now that this is announced?
    I couldn’t care less about the “comics” prequel or whatever it was.
    I was somewhat interested in ME3 for Wii U but now…almost not…

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  23. The keep shooting themself in the foot .
    Why make Mass 3 for wiiu and then announce a Mass collection for the ps3/x360 ?
    Of course some people are gonna wait for the collection edition.

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  24. That’s a dick move in my opinion.
    Why announce it now ? People are gonna compare and wait for the trilogy.
    I mean, ME3 came out just last year. They couldn’t wait a few months to announce it, after ME3 is out for Wii U ?

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  25. Are we going to next talk about how Forza is appearing on the PS3 (but not on the Wii U)? Or how about how Gears of War is appearing on the PS3 (but not on the Wii U)? Why don’t we just skip the pretenses and just talk about EVERY DAMN GAME NOT ON THE WII U and how they’re appearing on the other two consoles and NOT ON THE WII U?

    Jeez, talk about exploiting long-shot technicalities to make something completely unrelated to Nintendo…be about Nintendo!

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  26. Of course there’s no trilogy announcement for Wii-U. Mass Effect 3 hasn’t even been released for the Wii U yet. Maybe it would have been better if BioWare was bringing the trilogy to Wii U instead of Mass Effect 3, but maybe later. In the meantime, I might pick the trilogy up for PS3. Besides, I have no actual plans to get a Wii U.

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