Mass Effect 3 for Wii U will include extended ending on disc

Mass Effect 3 for Wii U will include the Extended Cut ending on the disc, according to BioWare producer Michael Gamble.

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The Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut packed a few minor ret-con tweaks, but mostly provided additional scenes to clear up the ending of the game. BioWare seems to be giving tacit admission that it should be considered the "true" ending, by deciding to include it on the Wii U version from the start.

"The extended ending is basically going to be part of the game instead," said producer Michael Gamble. "You won't have to download it."

We're still fairly in the dark about Wii U's storage capabilities. Gamble's comments to Siliconera may indicate the company is looking to ensure everyone has access to the extended ending, regardless of how much storage Nintendo plans on including with the console. Given the DLC was a hefty 2GB, it would make sense to include that data on disc, if possible.

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    July 17, 2012 10:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 for Wii U will include extended ending on disc.

    Mass Effect 3 for Wii U will include the Extended Cut ending on the disc, according to BioWare producer Michael Gamble.

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      July 17, 2012 10:25 AM

      when i saw the title truncated at "will include e" i thought i was about to read "exclusive content", and i shat myself

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      July 17, 2012 10:48 AM

      And PS3 owners thought they were out of the loop by missing only the first installment. Can't see this selling many copies at all, to be honest.

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      July 17, 2012 4:19 PM

      Given that the Wii U optical discs are of similar capacity to a Blu-ray, I doubt the Extended Cut is going to give them much trouble.

      I think it's very clear at this point that Nintendo expects you to buy a hard drive if you want to use digital distribution, but at the same time doesn't intend to jack up the price of the console by integrating one.

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        July 19, 2012 8:38 AM

        Have they announced how much space is on their discs yet? Are they based on bluray? I've been curious about this but have heard nothing about it.

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          July 21, 2012 10:14 PM

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_optical_disc

          "Reportedly to control costs, the Wii U will also use a disc format developed and supplied by Panasonic, with a capacity of 25 GB (single layer) based on Blu-ray technology."

          The disc is similar to Blu-ray but just different enough that they don't have to pay the license fees. It keeps costs down, however it means the Wii U will not actually be able to play DVD or Blu-ray movies.