EA and BioWare announced today that a boxed set including all of the Mass Effect games will be available this holiday season. Called simply the Mass Effect Trilogy, the compilation will be available for the price of one new video game: $59.99.
The set will give gamers who haven't played any of the trilogy yet the chance to get Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 in one place. EA did not state whether downloadable content (DLC) for the games is included in the package.
The Mass Effect Trilogy will be released on Xbox 360 and PC on November 6th, and on PlayStation 3 at a later date. Presumably, the delay for the PlayStation 3 version of the trilogy is due to the porting of the original Mass Effect, which never saw a PlayStation 3 release. The original Mass Effect will also be available standalone on the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network.
To coincide with the launch of the Mass Effect Trilogy, EA has declared November 7th to be "N7 Day." The company stated that there will be a "worldwide celebration of the Mass Effect franchise, and that there will be in-game, online, and live events at which "fans can congregate and fly their N7 colors."
BioWare recently announced that it is developing Dragon Age III: Inquisition. Meanwhile, the company's co-founders, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck have retired from the gaming business to pursue other opportunities.