Doubling down on a previous statement he made back in May, VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb is claiming EA and BioWare’s much-rumored Mass Effect Trilogy remaster won’t launch on Nintendo Switch. The news comes from a video podcast, where Grubb discussed the remasters in more detail. On a separate podcast, he also stated the trilogy will be named the Legendary Edition.
“EA has multiple games coming to Nintendo Switch, and Mass Effect is definitely not one of them,” Grubb said on the former. “Not yet, anyhow. If that happens, it won’t happen in that one-year window that they talked about in their last shareholder meeting.” It seems that Switch owners may be out of luck with Mass Effect Trilogy remastered, for now at least.
The news conflicts with a store listing we reported on around a week ago. Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered was listed at Portuguese retailer GamingReplay, before it was swiftly removed, and subsequent similar listings have appeared at other retailers. As is usually the case, we warned readers to keep expectations of a Switch version in check, and it now seems like that was justified.
Grubb evidently thinks he has a lead on further details of the remaster too though, as he added, “About Mass Effect, I think I have… some more news. I want to be sure. What I’m gonna say is … come back next week and we’ll talk then.”
Hopefully Mass Effect Legendary Edition or Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered or whatever it turns out to be called lands on Nintendo Switch eventually.