Much the same as the PlayStation version of Mass Effect 2 contained an interactive comic to fill in the gamers who missed the first title, a similar solution will be offered to purchasers of the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3. This time however, the comic entitled Mass Effect: Genesis, will cover the important events from both of the previous titles in the series.
Whilst we would have preferred to see the upcoming Mass Effect Trilogy hitting Nintendo’s new console, this will at least be a step towards getting Wii U owners involved in the epic storyline, assuming they haven’t played the first two games. Alternatively, gamers could use this comic to create their character based on decisions they made on the previous games when they played on different formats, in effect allowing them to continue their story with no continue save option available. That’s pretty much what I did with Mass Effect 2 on PS3, after having played the first game on Xbox, and it worked pretty well as I did feel I was continuing Shepherd’s story.
In addition to the interactive backstory comic, some DLC will also be included. From Ashes, the Extended Cut, Rebellion, Resurgence and Earth multiplayer packs, and a bonus heavy weapon, are all included on the disc.
“The updated version will allow Wii U players to get the back story of Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 and will allow them to make decisions at key story points,” said Melanie Faulknor of BioWare. “These choices will then create a save game for you that can be imported into the game, opening up more storylines for each player.
Wii U owners can sample the story for themselves when the game is released as a launch window title sometime in the next few months. Any of you guys planning on picking it up?