Mass Effect Legendary Edition Release Date Revealed

Announced a couple months back, the remastered Legendary Edition of BioWare’s Mass Effect trilogy will be launching on May 14, 2021. This new release invites us to relive the “cinematic saga,” reflect on our choices and experience “the legend of Shepard.” And, by the looks of it, you’ll be able to do all of that in 4K Ultra HD, while enjoying a number of gameplay improvements and all 40 of the series’ DLC.

Here’s the official reveal trailer:

And a quick look at the Legendary Edition features:


Experience an amazingly rich and detailed universe where your decisions have profound consequences on the action and the outcome.


Heart-pounding action meets gripping interactive storytelling where you decide how your unique story unfolds.

Three Games – One Launcher
Play through the single-player base content and over 40 DLC from all three games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs.

Remastered for a New Generation
Experience the trilogy in 4K Ultra HD with enhanced performance, visuals, and graphics, all available in HDR.

Visual Improvements on All Three Games
Updates include enhanced models, shaders, FX, lighting, and depth of field.


Create and customize your own character, from appearance and skills to a personalized arsenal then lead your elite recon squad across a galaxy in turmoil.

New Shepard Customizations
With improved hair, makeup, eye color and skin tones you can create your Shepard in a unified character creator with all options available across the full trilogy, or choose to play as the iconic Femshep from Mass Effect 3 now available in all titles.

Gameplay Enhancements for the First Mass Effect™ Game
Enjoy improved aiming and weapons balance, sound effects, better Mako controls, input/controls, squad behavior, cover behavior, and gameplay cameras.


Your choices seamlessly travel from one game to the next. Each decision you make will control the outcome of every mission, every relationship, every battle – and even the fate of the galaxy itself.

Visual Enhancements for the First Mass Effect™ Game
The game's been given a full world-building pass including environmental art, VFX, and level relighting.

Performance Mode Options
Supports ultra-high refresh rates on PC, and offers a choice between "Favor Quality" for increased resolution or "Favor Framerate" to boost your FPS on consoles.

PC Updates
Enjoy a modernized PC experience across all three games with native controller and 21:9 widescreen support, user interface navigation improvements, and DirectX 11 compatibility.

Also, check out this RPG Site article to learn more about the gameplay improvements you can expect to find in the original Mass Effect.