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Mass Effect PC Gets Dated

Today EA confirmed that the PC version of BioWare’s successful RPG Mass Effect will be released across North America on March 6th. Australian gamers will have to wait until May 15th.

The PC version of this title will feature a new squad control interface allowing you to give orders to individual members of the squad, new hot-keys, re-designed controls for the Mako vehicle, quick saving, new mini-games and an enhanced inventory screen.

Leading video game developer BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., has announced that the award-winning space epic Mass Effect will be released for the PC on May 6, 2008 in North America. Re-designed for the PC, Mass Effect invites players to take the role of Commander Shepard as they set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Wrought with treachery, heroism, difficult decisions and a universe filled with unique and colorful species, Mass Effect delivers a truly compelling storyline.

Mass Effect for the PC introduces the following features:

# New squad control interface – Players can now issue commands to individual squad members, providing a new level of depth to the tactical combat.
# Hot-key functionality – Biotic powers and abilities can be mapped to individual keys, allowing a faster “run and gun” style of gameplay.
# Re-designed Mako controls – Players can explore alien planets and engage in vehicular combat with an intuitive and fully camera independent control system for the Mako, their all-terrain vehicle.
# New Quick-save button and increased number of save slots.
# New decryption mini-game – A new decryption mini-game invites players to test their skills as they avoid obstacles and move their icon to the center of the digital mechanism.
# New inventory screen GUI and functionality – The enhanced inventory system makes it easier for players to equip and modify their weapons and armor.

Via NeoGAF