Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, the long-rumored remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy that Electronic Arts finally confirmed (opens in new tab) back in November, may now have a proper release date. EA set a release window of spring 2021 when the game was announced, and now two retailers—Shopitree (opens in new tab) in Singapore and GSShop (opens in new tab) in Indonesia—are advertising a March 12 release date.
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The Legendary Edition will not be a full remake of the Mass Effect games, but rather an attempt to “modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form." It will include all singleplayer base content and DLC from the Mass Effect trilogy, "plus promo weapons, armors, and packs—all remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD." It’s not clear whether multiplayer will be supported by the re-release, but hopefully it will: Mass Effect 3's online co-op component was excellent (opens in new tab).
A March 12 release date has not yet been confirmed by EA, and other retailers are still showing what are presumably placeholder dates: Amazon (opens in new tab) and Gamestop (opens in new tab), for instance, currently list the Legendary Edition for December 31, 2021. But the fact that two retailers are committing to such a specific date, and one that falls into EA’s release window, can’t be overlooked, and it’s also worth mentioning that Eurogamer (opens in new tab) “understands” the date to be accurate.
I’ve reached out to Electronic Arts for comment on the leak and will update if I receive a reply. And in case you didn't catch the news, EA is also working on a brand-new Mass Effect game (opens in new tab), although we know very little about it.