The much discussed 'intro module' of the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 wil include an interactive comic - which tells the story of the first game and allows players to make vital choices.
That's according to a translation of an interview with BioWare dev Casey Hudson in German mag Play3 - which is featured on the BioWare forums.
It's all in German, but has apparrently been posted by BioWare community rep Nathalie Edelmann. Translated into English, her post reveals:
Casey Hudson [told] the print edition of Play3 that Mass Effect 2 PS3 will include:
* The interactive comic (from?) Dark Horse informs the player about the back story and offers various choices.
* The three previously released DLC "Kasumi: Stolen Memories", "Overlord" and "hiding the Shadow Broker".
* An included code will allow access to all content published to date on the Cerebus Network.
* A new mission, which offers about six hours of play time.
Meanwhile, BioWare boss Greg Zeschuk appears to be quoted saying:
"The most important thing is that the PlayStation 3 is based on a completely different architecture. Visually it can come to some changes. In particular, the storage and distribution of the graphics chip differ dramatically. We will not again unleash the discussion, which has the two platforms for more power, since we can achieve our objectives on both platforms.
"If you develop games that you want to make accessible the broadest possible mass. And exactly this opportunity is offered to us. I think the game will feel a bit different on the PS3. Just by the controller, it will play differently."
Sounds good to us if true. We'll get in touch with BioWare for confirmation.
Mass Effect 2 PS3 is due for release in January next year.
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