The Mass Effect series will be making its first, long-awaited appearance on the PlayStation 3 in 2011. Question is, just when will it be out?

BioWare has revealed that PS3 owners itching to get their hands on Commander (or Commanderette) Shepard and save the galaxy will only have a few more weeks to wait, with Mass Effect 2 out on Sony's console on January 18 (or January 21 if you're in Europe).


Because the first Mass Effect will never be released on a PlayStation console, developers BioWare will be including an interactive comic with the game, allowing PS3 owners to replicate some of the key narrative choices from the first game and have their character โ€” and custom galactic storyline โ€” ready to roll.

Mass Effect 2 PS3 Release Date [IGN]