Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes all single player DLC for the trilogy, except for one

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Feb 4, 2021 1:00 PM
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The original Mass Effect trilogy is one of the most beloved franchises in gaming, despite issues with the ending of the third entry. Nevertheless, the Legendary Edition is coming out soon with all 3 games remastered (and a partial remake of the first one at that) as well as every piece of single player DLC released for all 3 games. Well, except for one DLC in particular.

If you don’t remember it then don’t worry, because you’re not missing out on much. In the original Mass Effect game there was a small piece of DLC called Pinnacle Station. It was developed by a third party studio and added a training area with various combat scenarios. Unfortunately, in recovering data for the upcoming Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, BioWare had to scrap it due to corrupted code.

(Thanks to Alliance Spec Squad on YouTube for having the only video we could find of the Mass Effect Pinnacle Station trailer).

It would basically take us another full six months just to do this with most of the team we've got,” said Mac Walters, the Game Director, in a recent interview. “I wish we could do it. Honestly, just because this is meant to be everything that the team ever created, brought together again—all the singleplayer content. And so, leaving it all on the cutting-room floor, it was heartbreaking.

Thankfully, Pinnacle Station wasn’t a very big or substantial DLC and was generally considered as something that players can easily skip without losing out on anything. It is a shame still because, like Walters said, this should be a complete package of everything put together. But we’re at least lucky that the corrupted code wasn’t found in any of the other expansions, and so over 40 DLCs are included in the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

What do you think? Will you miss the Pinnacle Station DLC? Or is it fine that it’s not included? What’s your favorite Mass Effect game in the series? And what’s your favorite DLC of them all? Let us know!

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23:03 Feb-04-2021

Over 40 DLCs? It would be larger than WoW, world of tanks, GTA 5, the battlefields combined. I think there were just 3 actual DLCs, some hammerhead tank mini series, the arrival and pinnacle station. Guns and skins don't count as DLC.

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12:45 Feb-05-2021

These days, even a new skin is considered a DLC


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16:18 Feb-05-2021

Not really, they are just counting everything, including DLC that only contained weapons, armorr and outfit as individual DLC. Though I dunno what exactly counts, in it, did they count free DLC and promotional DLC, you can check full list here:
https://masseffect.fandom.com/wiki/Downloadable_Content
If you are curious.

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19:27 Feb-05-2021

Bring Down the Sky in ME1.
Katsumi and Zaeed both had small story dlcs in ME2 and there was the Shadow Broker, Normandy Crash Site, Firewalker, Arrival, and Overlord.
ME3 had Citadel, From the Ashes, Leviathan and Omega. So 12 Story DLCs.

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19:19 Feb-04-2021

Yeah, with those old games they are remastering, there is always danger that some assets or code was lost. Like for WoW Classic, they had to redo some patches and optimizations they lost from vanilla code. With C&C remaster, they couldn't find original uncompressed video files, so they had to go with AI upscaling. So yeah, nothing that unusual here, but luckily it wasn't some memorable DLC.

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14:48 Feb-04-2021

Still brings back fond memories and a smile on my face.

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