Those lovely folks over at EA have given out another batch of screens, this time for the new Overlord DLC coming to Mass Effect 2.
Check them out after the break.
BioWare have confirmed that the next instalment in the Mass Effect saga will stick to using the Unreal Engine 3.
Speaking to Develop, Epic VP Mark Rein said “BioWare chose UE3 for the Mass Effect trilogy because they wanted to make an immersive third-person perspective shooter game with sci-fi environments.”
David DeMartini of EA added “Unreal Engine 3 ships with the tools and technologies we trust for making triple-A games.
We have a great working relationship with Epic from both the development and licensee perspective, and we’re continually pleased with how they keep their game engine technology competitive, which helps us deliver the excellent quality games that EA customers expect.”
GameStop in the US have been accused of “deceptively misleading” a customer into believing that a pre-owned copy of Dragon Age: Origins came with all the DLC extras advertised on the box, and are now feeling the wrath of the shoppers solicitor.
The lawsuit against GameStop reads as follows; “GameStop, who makes more than 20 per cent of its revenue and nearly $2bn from the sale of used video games, is aware of this issue, and continues to fail to alert customers that this content is not available on used games.
As a result, GameStop tricks consumers into paying more for a used game than they would if they purchased the same game and content new.”
We’ll keep you informed as to the outcome of the legal battle.
The rumour of Mass Effect 2 on the PlayStation 3 is like a very bad smell, it hangs around for a long time, much like BioShock did before it.
Now, Polish website Kiko have unearthed more evidence to support an eventual PS3 version of BioWare’s epic in the source code of the game, with the last two lines of it mentioning the PS3.
Whether this points to a cancelled version of the game for PS3, an actual release that is planned further down the line or pure coincidence we can only speculate at this point, but fingers crossed for an eventual reveal of the game going multiplat on consoles much like the GTA DLC did recently.
For those of you interested, you can find the code after the jump!
One of our most hotly anticapted games of 2010, Mass Effect 2, has now sold in excess of 2 million copies within it’s first week of going on sale, with that figure set to rise even further with the game’s European launch today.
The game has so far recieved 40 perfect scores from critics, with it overal average 96%, with MSNBC.com stating that, “Mass Effect will go down as one of the most influential video game series of all-time.”
The full PR is after the jump.
With not long now until the launch of Mass Effect 2, BioWare have already begun stoking the flames of the third game in the series by confirming it will be developed for the Xbox 360.
When asked about if the third Mass Effect game would be on the 360, BioWare’s Casey Hudson told GameZone:
“That was always the intention. The Xbox 360 obviously is the one that’s going to run out of time at some point but you create your character and play through an entire trilogy on that platform.”
Whilst a PlayStation 3 version is not unlikely (it was not long ago that Greg Zeschuk said the PS3 was a “key platform”) it seems that for the meantime the sci-fi trilogy will remain on Microsoft platforms.
Mass Effect 2 launches January 26th in the USA and January 29th in Europe.