BioWare Brings the Highest Rated Game of 2012* to the Wii U With Mass Effect 3 Special Edition

  BioWare Brings the Highest Rated Game of 2012* to the Wii U With Mass Effect
  3 Special Edition

Experience Commander Shepard’s Journey this Holiday in an Enhanced Version for
                                  the Wii U

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- November 19, 2012

The ultimate Mass Effect™ 3 experience has officially arrived on Nintendo’s
newest console! From BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA),
the Mass Effect 3 Special Edition has been enhanced for the Nintendo Wii U™
home console, giving players more tactical control of combat through the Wii
U™ GamePad and also adds bonus content, including an interactive comic that
gives players the back story to Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. Adding all of
this to a game that has won more than 100 awards and received more than 80
perfect scores makes the Mass Effect 3 Special Edition a must-have launch
title for the Wii U.

Mass Effect 3 Special Edition on the Wii U introduces an entirely new way to
experience Mass Effect 3 by using the innovative GamePad. Adding a level of
control like never before, players can use the touchpad screen on the GamePad
to activate and customize the abilities for their team, view enemies on the
tactical mini map, and command squad members to move by pointing and dragging
to a new location. Players can also switch the game view from the TV to the
GamePad, playing the entire game right on the controller.

The Mass Effect 3 Special Edition also includes six pieces of bonus content.
For the first time ever, Genesis II, an interactive motion comic created by
Dark Horse Comics, will give players who are new to the franchise the
opportunity to experience narrated summaries of the original Mass Effect and
Mass Effect 2. Players will be able to make crucial decisions that will impact
each player’s story in Mass Effect 3 Special Edition. Also included on disc
are Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut and Mass Effect 3: From Ashes single-player
DLC packs, as well as three post-release packs for the critically acclaimed
Mass Effect 3 multiplayer mode: Mass Effect 3: Resurgence; Mass Effect 3:
Rebellion; and Mass Effect 3: Earth.

Mass Effect 3 Special Edition is available now for $59.99 in North America on
Nintendo’s Wii U console and will be available when the Wii U launches in
Europe on November 30 and in Japan on December 8. For more information about
Mass Effect 3 Special Edition, please visit the game's official web site at Fans can receive Mass Effect updates on Twitter at, or on Facebook® at Assets are available at

*According to Metacritic on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as of November 19,

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