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Final Mass Effect 3 DLC Announced

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 11:22 am by Stephen Janes

Bioware has announced the final downloadable content (DLC) for Mass Effect 3, titled Citadel and Reckoning. Reckoning will be a free multi-player pack that includes new characters, weapons, kits and upgrades, while the Citadel DLC will be a single player experience that will grant Commander Shepard, “one final, sentimental journey…”

Citadel will be released on March 5 for $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft points, and Reckoning will be free on February 26. Both of these downloadable packs will be available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Bioware stated that there are no plans to bring Reckoning and Citadel to the WiiU at this time, but that could change in the near future.

The Citadel pack sounds like it will open up a previously unavailable section of the map and allow the player to talk to previous squad mates and rekindle love interests with whoever they chose (Miranda FTW). It doesn’t sound like any new gameplay or missions are available at the time, as this serves mainly as fan service.

I’ve only played the multiplayer a few times, so I’m personally not too invested in that, but I am intrigued by the single-player pack. I’m ok with the fan-service that Bioware is apparently throwing in, but for $14.99 I better get more than just the ability to talk with party members. Most of what I’m reading suggests that you will be able to talk and connect with characters from the entire franchise, so it sounds like more than just your old pals will be available to talk. Again, I’m really hoping that we get more than just the ability to talk to characters and perhaps a few side missions to boot.

“The team has poured heart and soul into Mass Effect 3: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3: Citadel,” said executive producer Casey Hudson in a statement released to press. “As the launch of these chapters near, the feeling around the studio is bittersweet.”

I’ve always enjoyed the DLC content for the Mass Effect franchise, but I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand I don’t want the Mass Effect legacy to end, but at the same time all good things ‘must’ come to an end. How do you Geeks feel about this announcement? Again, we don’t know what the Citadel will feature in terms of actual gameplay, but only time will tell.

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