Mass Effect 3 Wii U Includes Interactive Comic, DLC

BioWare revealed many details about the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 today in a new blog post. They announced, among other things, that they've figured out a way to catch up Wii U owners on the storylines of the first two Mass Effect games.

Mass Effect 3 Special Edition will ship with Mass Effect: Genesis, an interactive comic from Dark Horse. This comic, which originally shipped with the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2, re-tells the story of Mass Effect. The Wii U version of Genesis has been updated to include ME2's story as well. Players will make choices throughout the comic that mirror important decision points in those games. Those choices will then affect the plot of the players' ME3 experience.

The Wii U Mass Effect 3 will also include a large amount of post-launch DLC released on other platforms. It'll ship with From Ashes single-player DLC, as well as the Rebellion, Resurgence and Earth multiplayer packs. The Extended Cut DLC that fleshed out the game's endings is also part of the package.

In the blog post, external producer Melanie Faulknor also confirmed that you'll be able to play the entire game on the Wii U's GamePad. This means you won't have to turn off ME3 if someone else needs the TV. Also, you can watch the love scenes without causing your parents to become concerned.

ME3 Special Edition will be a launch title for the Wii U. It will arrive on the exact same day that the console arrives in stores: November 18th in North America, November 30th in Europe and December 5th in Japan.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.