New Game + returns in Mass Effect 2

Despite saying earlier that Mass Effect 2 won’t have New Game + (allows the player to restart the game with a leveled up character from the previous playthrough), BioWare has now confirmed that the feature will be present as the game ships later this month after all.

Lead Designer Preston Watamaniuk broke the news about the then-exiled feature back in June when he pointed to an “almost impossible” transition between Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 if the feature were to be present. But now, Community Coordinator Chris Priestly says NG+ was recognized as “a valuable addition” to the game and that the developer looked for ways to get it back into the game, “After thorough design and testing we felt that the feature was ready to be placed back into Mass Effect 2 and implemented it again.”