Mass Effect 1 gets standalone PS3 release, Trilogy DLC detailed

Previously unreleased original hits PSN alongside Trilogy bundle

The Mass Effect Trilogy bundle coming later this year will mark the debut of Mass Effect 1 on PS3. But what if you don't want to shell out for the full trilogy pack?


Good news for you; BioWare has confirmed that Mass Effect 1 will get a standalone release on PS3 as a download title via the PlayStation Store.

It'll hit the PS Store on the same day as the Trilogy discs hit retail - a date which is yet to be confirmed on PS3. The trilogy will be released on PC and Xbox on November 6 in the US.

The developer has also confirmed that a limited about of download content will be bundled with the Trilogy release, although the exact DLC included for each title will vary between platforms. Here's how BioWare broke it down:

PC: Mass Effect will include Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station on disk. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included which features Zaeed - The Price of Revenge, The Firewalker Pack, Cerberus Assault Gear, Arc Projector heavy weapon, and Normandy Crash site mission. For Mass Effect 3, Online Pass will be included granting players access to co-op multiplayer.

Xbox 360: Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station are not included with Mass Effect, however they are available as stand-alone downloads through Xbox LIVE. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included and Online Pass will be included for Mass Effect 3.

PS3: Information on PlayStation 3 DLC will be available soon.

The Mass Effect Trilogy will cost $59.99 in US. An EA spokesperson said there was no further information available with regards to a possible UK release.