No Origin-Story Comic For New Players in Mass Effect 3
Before our hands-on at PAX, we were shown two "Previously on Mass Effect" videos that detailed the story so far and explained the various races of the Mass Effect galaxy. When I asked Silverman if those videos would replace the comic that caught newcomers in the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2, he answered in the affirmative.
And while I thought the comics were a great idea, Silverman made the entirely valid point that really, the only people who cared about the decisions (Does Wrex live or die? With whom does Shepard hook up?) were the people who had already played the games. To newcomers, the choices didn't resonate that much.
I liked that intro comic! The point is valid though: if you're going into the third game as a newcomer, choices and their effects probably don't matter much to you. There's still that Genesis DLC for those who really don't want to play (or want quick playthroughs for consequences) of the first two games on the Xbox.
Announcing the Art of the Mass Effect Universe!
Fans of the Mass Effect™ series looking to go deeper into the Mass Effect universe are in luck. Dark Horse is proud to announce The Art of the Mass Effect Universe, an expansive, hardcover art book showcasing the stunning and imaginative art behind the highly anticipated action RPG Mass Effect 3. With commentary from the creators of the Mass Effect series, The Art of the Mass Effect Universe invites fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the critically acclaimed franchise.
The Art of the Mass Effect Universe will be available for purchase in February 2012 for $39.99.