BioWare is all set to release the biggest downloadable contents (DLC) that the Mass Effect games have ever seen in the form of Omega for Mass Effect 3. According to Games Thirst, the company has released new screenshots for the upcoming DLC. The screenshots show off some of the new features of the DLC, which includes the fan-favourite character from Mass Effect 2 – Aria T’Loak – as a squadmate.
Omega is set to boast some brand new story, and will include the first female character of the Turian race that the player will have ever seen throughout the Mass Effect series. According to Eurogamer, Aria is set to be one of the most powerful characters in the game, so far that the developers had to make changes to the combat system so as to not have the character be too overpowered.
BioWare had announced the release date and price for the DLC back in October. The single player campaign is launching for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 27, and will cost 1,200 Microsoft points or about $15 (Rs 793).
Omega is set to be the most expensive DLC released for the Mass Effect series yet, not counting in the online pass that came bundled with new copies of Mass Effect 2, but cost 1,200 Microsoft Points if you had a used copy. It is also set to be the largest DLC for Mass Effect 3 so far, with producer Mike Gamble describing it during the ongoing New York Comic Con as “double the size” of the largest Mass Effect 3 DLC so far. The DLC has you revisit Omega from the second game and team up with the ruler, Aria T’loak, to retake the space station back from the control of Cerberus. Among the features of the DLC is the inclusion of new enemies like the Cerberus Dragoon class, which was recently added in the game for the multiplayer.
Back in August, BioWare had released the Leviathan DLC for Mass Effect 3. Leviathan, which was announced earlier in August, takes place during the events of Mass Effect 3. The protagonist of the game, Commander Shepard, is thrust into the darkest corners of space where he will hunt a mysterious being rumoured to be powerful enough to destroy a Reaper. As Shepard races against time, he will begin to learn more about the secret of the Leviathan. Here is a summary of the story, according to BioWare, “Something lurks in the dark corners of space, something powerful enough to kill a Reaper. Shepard must discover the most closely guarded secret in the galaxy before the Reapers silence it forever. Discover more about the origins of the Reapers as you race across the galaxy to find the Leviathan. Unravel the dark history of the Reaper Race before it is too late. Coming later this summer there is no war, only the harvest.”
Mass Effect 3 has gained a large amount of notoriety among gamers for having one of the most disappointing endings ever made in a game. One of the biggest reasons for the disappointing ending was that players had been waiting for a satisfying end to the story since the first Mass Effect game came out in 2007. The trilogy took around five years to finish and players were left with a sour taste in their mouth after finishing Mass Effect 3. To fix this, BioWare had released an 'Extended Cut' DLC, which promised to expand on the ending.
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