As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Whether you loved it or hated it, Mass Effect 3’s journey is finally coming to an end. Yesterday, BioWare announced that they would release the final two pieces of ME3 DLC, one each of single-player and multiplayer, over the next two weeks.
Both of the DLCs announced confirmed the rumours that had been circulating the interwebs for months. The single-player DLC is the Citadel DLC. Multiplayer will see the addition of the Reckoning DLC.
The rumours for the Citadel DLC were more accurate than those for Reckoning it would seem. The Citadel DLC involves you and old friends reuniting for an adventure on the Citadel. There will also be the addition of more hub-ish activities besides shopping on the Citadel with the addition of a casino, a combat arena and Shepard’s new
love nest living quarters.
Actually, I shouldn’t have crossed out “love nest.” BioWare practically goes out of its way to say the Council Spectre’s version of James Bond will be keeping the Alliance’s end up at his new pad.
We know that all the writers had been brought back for it. It sounds as though all the voice actors came back for it too. Given that BioWare is going big for this DLC, it explains the $15 price tag they’ve slapped on the Citadel. Given the description, it looks as though Citadel will be more worth the price than Omega but we’ll have to wait until March 5th to find out.
At the very least, where BioWare promised that Omega would be twice as big as the other ME3 DLCs, it looks as though they’re going to actually pull it off this time. The Xbox 360 version of this DLC is so big that it has to be split across two downloads. If memory serves, BioWare said that Microsoft had a 2 GB download limit for DLCs. If that’s the case, we’re looking at a pretty sizable piece of DLC.
The press release for the Reckoning multiplayer DLC gave us a bit more solid info than the rumours but didn’t confirm the addition of co-op story missions, new maps or new hazards.
What BioWare did confirm is that there will be seven new weapons and at least five new characters, including a female turian and a biotic hammer wielding krogan. We’re trying to dig up some more details about Reckoning and to have a more complete preview up by next Tuesday when the DLC is released. One rumour I read briefly was that there would be a mech suit wearing volus. I’ll believe that one when I see it.
In the meantime, we’ve provided the official BioWare breakdown of both DLCs below.
Mass Effect 3: Citadel – Single Player DLC
When a sinister conspiracy targets Commander Shepard, you and your team must uncover the truth, through battles and intrigue that range from the glamour of the Citadel’s Wards to the top-secret Council Archives. Uncover the truth and fight alongside your squad – as well as the cast from the original Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, including Urdnot Wrex!
When the adventure is over, reconnect with your favorite characters from the Mass Effect Trilogy, try your luck at the Citadel’s Silver Coast Casino, blow off steam in the Armax Combat Arena, or explore and furnish Shepard’s own living quarters on the Citadel. With unique content and cinematics featuring your friends and romance interests in the Mass Effect trilogy, Mass Effect 3: Citadel offers one final chance to see the characters you have known for years and rekindle romances.
Mass Effect 3: Citadel will release worldwide on March 5th on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 (on March 6th on PS3 in Europe). Price: $14.99, 1200MS points and 1200 BW points.
Mass Effect 3: Reckoning – Multiplayer DLC
Prepare for the Reckoning! Newfound allies join the multiplayer war for survival in Mass Effect 3: Reckoning. The Geth Juggernaut, Female Turian Raptor, Talon Mercenary, Alliance Infiltration Unit, and more take up arms to stop the Reaper threat. Smash your enemies with the Biotic Hammer as you lay waste to the battlefield as the Krogan Warlord.
Wield 7 new weapons for multiplayer, including the Geth Spitfire Assault Rifle, Venom Shotgun, Lancer Assault Rifle, and amplify your arsenal with new equipment and weapon mods featuring the Geth Scanner and Assault Rifle Omni-blade.
Mass Effect 3: Reckoning launches at no additional cost worldwide on February 26th on Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 (February 27th on PlayStation 3 in Europe).
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