Mass Effect 3: Special Edition is one of the tougher software sells supporting the Wii U console launch. It’s the first Mass Effect game to hit a Nintendo console, but also the final arc in a three-game serial story. Someone buying it has either played through the Mass Effect games on Xbox 360 or the PC, or is planning on picking up the Mass Effect Trilogy in early December on thos platforms or Playstation 3 for the same price as Mass Effect 3: Special Edition on Wii U.
The real draw for Mass Effect 3: Special Edition on Wii U are the exclusive GamePad features that won’t be available on other versions for obvious reasons. That’s why I’m a bit perplexed why the latest trailer for the game spends 95 percent of its runtime playing through cinematics, and a few seconds briefly touching upon and showing the GamePad doing its thing.
Watch the Mass Effect 3: Special Edition Wii U trailer below and ask yourself this: does it make you want to plunk down $60? Or would you rather take that same cash and grab the Mass Effect Trilogy for the same price on December 4?
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition on Wii U arrives in stores on November 13, but you won’t be able to play it until the Wii U console launches on November 18.