BioWare announced at GamesCom that Mass Effect 2 would be coming to the PlayStation 3, causing many to speculate how the carry-over features of the Xbox 360 versions would work. Sadly, for PS3 owners, the answer is not nearly as cool as a simple Mass Effect 1 release:
“BioWare Edmonton (the group that made Mass Effect 2) teamed up with the fine folks at Dark Horse Comics to create an interactive backstory,” said Jesse Houston, Producer on Mass Effect 2 for the Playstation 3. “While I can’t release all the details about this yet, what I can tell you is that we want to create a stunning visual experience that not only tells the core story elements of Mass Effect 1, but also is fully interactive allowing you to be faced with some of the major choices which will have consequences your [sic] Mass Effect universe. This interactive comic’s initial release will be exclusive to PS3 owners who would be otherwise unable to realize the full effect of choice in the Mass Effect universe and will be included on the Cerberus Network.”
Here is the interactive comic in full:
Just kidding, that’s the MDK2 intro, but we can only hope that the ME comic is half as cool. On second thought, I couldn’t care less since I have the Xbox 360 version and actually got to play the first game instead of just reading about it.