The remaster of Mass Effect 1 through 3 has made frequent appearances in the gaming rumor mill. The collection reappeared again today thanks to a retailer listing, and interestingly, it did so with a Switch version in tow.
In a since-deleted listing preserved by Nibel on Twitter, the Mass Effect Trilogy was shown for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It's exciting, though very worth noting that retailer listings aren't always the most reliable method for divining an impending release date or news.
This is far from the first time we've heard about the Mass Effect remasters, though. GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb made mention of them back in May, saying an HD remaster of the Trilogy was in the works. "Just don't expect that to also launch on Switch—at least not at first," Grubb wrote. He's gone on to mention the Mass Effect Trilogy a few more times, around EA Play and in talking about the coming month of October.
As I wrote last year, we are more than overdue for a re-release of these games. The trilogy, which would follow Commander Shepard's journey through the first three Mass Effect games, has been only available for either PC players or owners of last-generation consoles (or an Xbox One). Mods alone have already modernized these games a fair bit on PC, and seeing them shine again on modern platforms in one holistic collection would be great.
Of course, that also means rehashing some of Mass Effect's more controversial discourse. That's a price I'm willing to pay to be able to play through these games again, though.
No official confirmation or news about a Mass Effect remaster has come out of Electronic Arts. BioWare, meanwhile, is currently working on the next Dragon Age, a revision to its loot-shooter Anthem, and reportedly a new Mass Effect at Edmonton.