Well, if BioWare didn't "officially" announce Mass Effect 2 today
, then the video released back in February
wouldn't have been a teaser
, now would it? Marketing 101, kids. BioWare describes ME2
as a "dark" second chapter, as the humans--still viewed as brazen little upstarts in the eyes of the galactic community at large--struggle against an even nastier enemy than the original's Saren and his army of Geth soldiers. No clue.
Something of further note is that even though BioWare is bringing Dragon Age: Origins
to the PC, 360 and
PS3, the PlayStation 3 will have to continue sitting out any chance of adventuring with Commander Shepherd in Mass Effect 2
. This second installment in the planned trilogy is coming early 2010.
BIOWARE ANNOUNCES MASS EFFECT 2
The Dark Second Chapter to the Epic Science-Fiction Trilogy
- Coming Early 2010 for Windows PC and Xbox 360
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – March 17th, 2009 – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today officially announced Mass Effect™ 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the multi award-winning 2007 hit, Mass Effect. The Mass Effect trilogy is a masterful science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren’s evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…
“We’re going to surpass the extraordinary gaming experience we brought our fans in Mass Effect by delivering intensified combat and expanded weapon options as well as increased depth of planet exploration, all while delivering a powerful, emotionally engaging story,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager and CEO, BioWare and General Manager and Vice President, EA. “Mass Effect 2 is shaping up to be an unforgettable RPG-shooter experience, taking players on a non-stop roller-coaster ride filled with stunning plot twists and no-holds-barred action.”
Mass Effect 2 is coming to PC and the Xbox 360 video game system in Early 2010. To see the exclusive new Mass Effect 2 teaser trailer check out the website here: www.masseffect.com