BioWare Details Mass Effect 3 For The Wii UBy: Zach Walton - November 5, 2012
EA has been pretty proactive about bringing its content to the Wii U in time for the console’s new launch. Granted, most of the games are ports of older titles, but gamers who have just stuck with the Wii until now will surely appreciate it.
One of the more high profile releases from EA is BioWare’s Mass Effect 3. The port is being handled by BioWare Edmonton and Straight Right, an Australian developer. This is the only Mass Effect game on the Wii U, and as such, gamers jumping in with the last game in the trilogy will need a little backstory to get caught up.
BioWare says that Mass Effect 3 Special Edition for Wii U will feature the Genesis interactive comic book that was first seen in Mass Effect 2 for the PS3. The comic now covers the events from both Mass Effect 1 and 2, and players be allowed to make the important decisions that affect the plot in Mass Effect 3.
As for bonus content, Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U includes all of the DLC released thus far for the game. That means the From Ashes DLC, the Extended Cut DLC, the Rebellion, Resurgence, and Earth multiplayer packs, and a bonus heavy weapon will be available on disc when it ships. There’s no word yet, however, on how BioWare will handle DLC, like the already released Leviathan, on the Wii U from here on out.
BioWare did confirm that Mass Effect 3 Special Edition will be a launch title for the Wii U across all three territories. That means North America will get it on November 18, Europe will get it on November 30, and Japan will get it on December 5.