Two final Mass Effect 3 DLCs say sayonara to Shepard
This is it, folks - the end of the line. Bioware has finally lifted the lid on the two final pieces of downloadable content for Mass Effect 3, content it intends to use as a final farewell to Commander Shepard.
First to get their final piece will be fans of the multiplayer, who in a mere five days on February 26th will get to download Mass Effect 3: Reckoning free of charge. The additional download will give multiplayer a boost by adding new characters, weapons and upgrades in the mix, including the ability to play as a female Turian, by the looks of the screenshots.
On March 5th, one day shy of exactly a year from Mass Effect 3's original release, Mass Effect 3: Citadel will launch, the final single player experience in the trilogy. This is something of a special DLC, and is built around the return of fan-favorite characters to the Citadel in a battle to uncover a mystery. Wrex, Miranda and others will return, and promises fans an "emotional ride." It'll cost fans $14.99, or 1200 Microsoft Points.
"The team has poured heart and soul into Mass Effect 3: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3: Citadel. As the launch of these chapters near, the feeling around the studio is bittersweet," series exec Casey Hudson said. "We have always been humbled and driven by the passion of our fans for the Mass Effect trilogy. We hope fans will enjoy spending more time with some of their favorite characters -- we have certainly enjoyed spending time creating them. We're excited to release this final sendoff for the trilogy and move forward into the future of the Mass Effect universe."
The DLC is arriving for Xbox 360, PC and PS3 - Wii U will miss out, as with Omega. Screenshots of both DLCs can be found below. A new Mass Effect game is planned, but will be a clean break from Shepard and the trilogy, starting anew elsewhere. So long, Shepard.