BioWare has announced that Mass Effect 3 will be available for download on the PlayStation Network, at least for the North American gamers. Even better, it will be released the same day as the physical copies, March 6, 2012.
And pre-order bonuses aren’t just for physical games; if you pre-order the game on PSN, you’ll get the M55 Argus rifle, a gun which “Law-enforcement agencies across the Mass Effect galaxy are adopting the Argus as their standard rifle, as much for its intimidation factor as its suppression power.” Sounds like it’s going to be a pretty nice weapon. Customers who pre-order will also get the ubiquitous exclusive PS3 dashboard theme.
I must admit, I find the irony delicious; a game that was originally an Xbox exclusive will be downloadable on PSN, and not, at least right now, on Xbox Live Marketplace. But hey, I’m for anything that gets a game with the potential of Mass Effect 3 to the greatest amount of people. Look for the download on March 6th.