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Mass Effect is Copyright 2003-2007 by BioWare Corp. Mass Effect, BioWare, and the BioWare logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of BioWare Corp. Microsoft, the Microsoft Game Studios logo, Xbox 360, and the Xbox 360 logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, rental, public performance or broadcast of this game is a violation of applicable laws.
Mass Effect is the first in a planned trilogy of games created by BioWare, award winning developer of such RPGs as Knights of the Old Republic and Baldur’s Gate. It takes place in the year 2183, as humanity begins to take its first steps on the galactic stage, interacting with new alien races and settling uncharted worlds. You play as Commander Shepard, a promising young officer in the Systems Alliance Navy who has just been assigned to the SSV Normandy–the most advanced starship humans have ever created.
Mass Effect was released as an Xbox 360 exclusive in North America on November 20, 2007. The game is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB for Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence.