This Is It, Isn’t It? Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC Drops Today

The final piece of Mass Effect 3 DLC is out today. Mass Effect 3: Citadel brings Shepard and his crew back to the Citadel for one final reunion and adventure. Well, I say one final adventure but this is pre-ending DLC so technically, from a plot standpoint, it’s not actually Shepard’s final adventure.

Here’s the official description from BioWare:

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.

I don’t want to judge this DLC based solely on the trailer (because BioWare is pretty damn good at trailers) but I’m optimistic about this. With BioWare getting just about everyone involved in making the game, including all of the writers, most voice actors and composer Sam Hulick, back together to make Citadel, I won’t be the only one with high expectations for this one.

The DLC should already be available for Xbox users. Note that the DLC is being released in two parts on Xbox as DLC is capped at 2 GB in size. At least we know that it’ll be bigger than the other DLCs.

The PC gaming master race hampered by Origin and PlayStation 3 users have a longer wait. Typically, PC and PS3 DLCs are released in the afternoon EST. The price is $15 or 1200 Microsoft/Origin points for those who use that terrible quasi-currency system.

Programming Note: We’ll have our review of Mass Effect 3: Citadel up as soon as possible. In the mean time, we will have a massive post about Mass Effect 3 to mark the one-year anniversary of its launch on the blog tomorrow morning.

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2 thoughts on “This Is It, Isn’t It? Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC Drops Today

    • I recall reading that Shepard had to go through a gun fight to get a home in the Pinnacle Station DLC for ME1. (That involved a wager too which happens to tie nicely with the Casino in Citadel.) You’d think that he’d have learned by that trying to get some R&R always ends with someone getting shot.

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