Melanie Faulknor of Bioware has proclaimed that the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 is “more than just a standard port project.” She reminds gamers that they’ve “added additional content and new features to fully utilize the Wii U GamePad,” and explained that:
[The] team in Edmonton and the team at Straight Right was working together constantly to create a feature set we think would enhance Mass Effect 3 and we’re proud of the results! You can control your squadmates, utilize both Shepard and your squad’s abilities and even play Mass Effect 3 all from the GamePad – something that comes in super handy if someone else in the house wants to watch or use the TV.
On the disc, there is also the “From Ashes DLC, the Extended Cut DLC, the Rebellion, Resurgence and Earth multiplayer packs, and a bonus heavy weapon.”
It might not be enough to encourage gamers to replay the campaign, but it’s a solid deal for folks new to the franchise. Who plans to pick it up when it launches as a day one launch title in all regions?