On 7th November, as every year, the so-called N7 Day will take place, a holiday of Mass Effect fans. On this occasion, a virtual panel will be organized with the participation of actors who provided their voices to the characters from the original trilogy. The guests will include Mark Meer and Jennifer Hale (male and female versions of Shepard respectively), Steven Blum (Grunt), Kimberly Brooks (Ashley Williams), Raphael Sbarge (Kaidan Alenko), Courtenay Taylor (Jack), Alix Wilton Regan (Samantha Traynor), William Salyers (Mordin Solus), DC Douglas (Legion) and Ali Hillis (Liara T'Soni). They will be joined by the devs from BioWare, including screenwriter Patrick Weekes.
The participants announce that it will be a "very special panel". Many fans expect the event to finally reveal the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition project, a collection containing re-mastered versions of the first three installments of the series. Rumors about have been appearing for a long time, and the set hasrecently appeared in the database of a Korean age rating agency. Its existence is therefore practically certain and we are just waiting for Electronic Arts to officially confirm it.
It is worth noting that only actors from the first three installments take part in the panel, and not from Mass Effect: Andromeda. This is another element suggesting that we can expect the announcement of the re-mastered trilogy.
According to earlier rumors, the collection was to be released this year, but it was eventually decided to delay the launch until 2021. The delay is to result, among other things, from the difficulty of bringing the first part of the series to the standards of the latter two installments.
The announcement of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition would be a worthy celebration of the N7 Day. Last year's edition of the event proved to be an exceptional disappointment, as it only introduced the related skins to Anthem and, what is even worse, they were paid items.
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- Electronic Arts - official website