One of the most-anticipated games of 2007, Mass Effect, has shipped today for the Xbox 360. Mass Effect, developed by BioWare, is an RPG in the same vein as Knights of the Old Republic, but with an even more-galactic story, better graphics and an innovative dialogue tree system.
Mass Effect is an epic sci-fi action RPG that places gamers at the center of a conflict that will decide the fate of the universe. Assuming the role of an elite human Spectre agent, Commander Shepard, players are entrusted with keeping galactic law and order and are charged with uncovering a terrifying truth. Faced with morally challenging decisions that will affect the future of all races, players must travel across an expansive universe to stop a threat so great it could destroy all life in the galaxy.
To celebrate the Mass Effect worldwide launch, the SCI FI Channel will air a special episode of “Sci vs. Fi: Mass Effect” beginning today, Nov. 20, at 11 p.m. EST and PST. The special will explore the ways that technology and creativity came together to make Mass Effect a compelling experience for gamers and science fiction fans alike.
Mass Effect has a standard $59.99 version as well as a $69.99 Limited Collector’s Edition, which includes a fiction book titled Galactic Codex: Essentials; an art book titled A Future Imagined; a bonus DVD featuring four exclusive documentaries about the creation of this epic game titled Inside BioWare; and 10 songs from the game’s soundtrack.