Could we soon be getting the revised end for the sci-fi trilogy? The Mass Effect 3 extended cut DLC is planned for a release this summer
Approx. Release Date: Summer 2012
Product descriptions for more Mass Effect 3 DLC suggest the content is done, and nearing release
Remember when Mass Effect 3 released how there was a massive furore over the ending, because fans felt cheated that questions hadn’t been answered in the closing episode of the trilogy? I never thought that, for what’s it worth, but the addendum ending DLC description has been revealed and could be nearing release.
The multiplayer DLC is called Mass Effect 3: Earth – guess what that’s going to be about? – and adds mods, weapons and maps from Rio, London and Vancouver. There are three new weapons, the Piranha assault shotgun, the Acolyte pistol and Typhoon light machine gun. Included are six new human classes to choose from: the Destroyer, Paladin, Demolisher, Slayer, Shadow and Fury. They sound new to me, so that should be interesting. I don’t like how they’re human-only, though.
On Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, the post-ending DLC to address the severe outcry, the product description simply says there will be additional scenes and an extended epilogue to reveal impact of Shephard’s choices. If product descriptions are showing up, then the game is finished and going on sale.
No Simultaneous Releases Confirmed
However, don’t expect the two packs to release at the same time: the multiplayer one will take a lot longer to do considering there are new environments and weapons, and the latter will need balancing, while Extended Cut doesn’t include any gameplay as far as I know.
The leaker confirmed the products aren’t releasing concurrently, and are two separate DLC packs. No release date was revealed, but the Extended Cut pack is planned for releas during the summer. We’re closing in on the summer now, so expect an announcement soon.
I’m not going to talk about the specifics of the ending in Mass Effect 3 because I feel it’s still a sensitive subject, but I wasn’t freaking out over the ending. Yes, I was a little confused and underwhelmed but it didn’t retcon the whole series in one moment. The decisions have clear consequences, and those choices are made clear. I think where it’s set is more confusing. The build up to that point is incredibly epic.