There seemed to be a bit of confusion over the official, final release date of Mass Effect 2 during the last couple of days - we had previously been told the game was releasing this Thursday - but speaking to an EA representative today we've just been told that the game is being delayed by a week, meaning Mass Effect 2 will hit shelves on January 27. The reason for the delay? The Queensland floods.
EA couldn't give us much more information, but unlike most publishers in Australia, who are normally based in Sydney, EA's main Aussie HQ is in Brisbane and it seems like that massive disruptions caused by the floods have delayed the delivery of Mass Effect 2 to retailers across the country.
Hopefully we won't have the same problem with Dead Space 2 next week.