PlayStation 3 owners eager to play the intergalactic RPG Mass Effect 2 now have an exact date they can count down to. That date is January 18, 2011 for North America and January 21 if you’re in Europe. Because the original Mass Effect remains an Xbox 360 exclusive, the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 will contain an interactive comic that will catch players up with the story of the first game as well as let them make choices that affect the plot of the second.
Another plus for PS3 owners is the previously released DLC included on the Mass Effect 2 disc. Lair of the Shadow Broker, Project Overlord, Kasumi’s Stolen Memory and the Blood Dragon Armor are all there for players to enjoy. For the Zaeed and Firewalker extras, you’ll need to hit up the Cerberus Network.