BioWare Says Farewell With Mass Effect 3: Citadel and Reckoning

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BioWare Says Farewell With Mass Effect 3: Citadel and Reckoning

The final piece of Mass Effect 3 single-player DLC will see the return of some old friends and old flames.

The story of Commander Shepard is finally coming to a close with a big, two-part DLC blowout. First up is Mass Effect 3: Citadel, a single-player add-on that has Commander Shepard targeted by a "sinister conspiracy," leading him into new Citadel locations ranging from the Wards to the top-secret Council Archives. The final Mass Effect 3 single-player DLC will bring about the return of squadmates from the original Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 and while EA hasn't revealed the full lineup yet, Urdnot Wrex is definitely on the list.

It's a "final, sentimental journey" with all-new cinematics and even the opportunity to "rekindle romances" with old paramours. And once the trouble is over, the Commander and Co. will be able to relax for awhile at the Silver Coast Casino, hit up the Armax Combat Arena and furnish Shepard's own personal living quarters on the station.

"As the launch of these chapters near, the feeling around the studio is bittersweet," Mass Effect Executive Producer Casey Hudson said. "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."

On the multiplayer side of the coin, Mass Effect 3: Reckoning will add the Geth Spitfire assault rifle, Venom shotgun, Lancer assault rifle and Biotic Hammer, as well as new classes including the Geth Juggernaut, Female Turian Raptor, Talon Mercenary and Alliance Infiltration Unit. Two new weapon mods are also being tossed into the mix, the Geth Scanner and the Assault Rifle Omni-Blade.

Mass Effect 3: Citadel is scheduled to launch on March 5 at a cost of 1200 Microsoft points or $14.99. Mass Effect 3: Reckoning will hit on February 26, and will be free. To find out more about both, head over to masseffect.com.

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well, i guess that's one way to drag people back in

Time with old characters? That is a neat idea. Sadly it's too little too late.

Well it looks like their experiment with increasing Omega's price to $15 worked. This doesn't exactly sound very interesting honestly. I was kind of hoping for something a bit grander.

I wonder if we're still going to be able to access these new areas of the Citadel after the DLC story is finished. Or is it just going to be one Big Lipped Alligator moment like Omega was.

I don't think I'm ever going to finish this series now.

And yet, you go through that still knowing StarBrat is right around the corner in the end, and nothing changes. I'm interested by the idea, but my loathing of the ending (though made ever so slightly less gutting by the EC) still well overrides that interest..

So much potential, sigh..

If it was an epilogue after the ending that just had Shepard, Wrex and Garrus cracking open a cold one while sitting on the Citadel, I'd say nice. But I doubt that will happen.

A small error:

Wield 7 new weapons for multiplayer, including the Geth Spitfire Assault Rifle, Venom Shotgun, Lancer Assault Rifle, and amplify your arsenal with new equipment and weapon mods featuring the Geth Scanner and Assault Rifle Ultralight materials.

I guess I see what people are saying, you kind of have to pretend you haven't finished the game yet and that those quests just came up out of nowhere. I don't know if what ultimately happens makes it that difficult to enjoy the new self-contained story, though. It's cool that one of them is free at least.

And yet the ending will still suck. What a shame.

I'm actually excited for this. I've put off the SP DLC so I can play them all at once, so I'll be replaying it when it comes out.
PS Does anyone know if the DLC is ever on sale? I know Origin does sales from time to time but DLC costs aren't discounted.

I'm a sucker for Mass Effect 3, so I'll probably end up getting this. Omega was pretty meh though so I'm liable to wait a few days while I listen for reviews. If its well received, I'll pick it up. Otherwise, I shall wait for a sale.

Finally. The bits and pieces of Mass Effect 3 are done. Maybe they'll release the complete version of the game sometime this winter and I'll have reason to play Mass Effect 3 for the first time.

You know, despite that aweful ending (which I havn't played but have watched) if this comes out as a big package bundle with all 3 games and DLC's, im definatly buying it. I don't care if the last 10 mins was a flop as the rest was God tier in terms of characters and setting. I damn near melted every time Tali said a word and Garrus... well, what can I say... Garrus, bro for life *beats chest*.

DLC is always nice :)

But if I hear RECKONING, REVELATION or RELOADED anytime in the next decade, I will vomit.

I hope that this "spending time with old friends" DLC isn't going to be as corny and vomit inducing as the multiple farewells during Mass Effect 3's final mission. That just came off as a forced attempt at some sort of closure. Hint: It didn't work.

I like my single player and I also like single player DLC. What I like more than anything is playing those two things in the right order. ME3's DLC schedule has been nothing if not unconventional. I'm playing the trilogy again now, right from the beginning. Hopefully by the time I reach Mass Effect 3 again I'll be interested enough to purchase the remaining DLC.

samahain:
DLC is always nice :)

But if I hear RECKONING, REVELATION or RELOADED anytime in the next decade, I will vomit.

What about Revengeance? ;)

ShadowsofHope:
And yet, you go through that still knowing StarBrat is right around the corner in the end, and nothing changes. I'm interested by the idea, but my loathing of the ending (though made ever so slightly less gutting by the EC) still well overrides that interest..

So much potential, sigh..

The conspiracy: That whole thing never happened. It was all a dream. Shepard is being held by Cerberus forces and her team busts her out. They then must stop the Illusive Man from helping the Reapers complete their conquest. Afterward, you get to see all your old friends and catch up with them while you hang out in your home and enjoy the company of your chosen romance. You know, like how the game should have ended originally.
What? I can hope.

Honestly though, this does sound like how the game should have ended--the seeing old friends and hanging out part anyway. Rekindle old flames has me interested, though only because I can only think of two people: Jacob and Kelly. Jacob would be wrong, seeing as he's already taken now, but if they bring back Kelly (more than just, 'Let's go have sex in this container where everyone can see/hear us)...I will complete my ME2 run with my Aimee Shepard.

ShadowsofHope:
And yet, you go through that still knowing StarBrat is right around the corner in the end, and nothing changes. I'm interested by the idea, but my loathing of the ending (though made ever so slightly less gutting by the EC) still well overrides that interest..

So much potential, sigh..

Pretty much my thoughts, unless they change the ending, they aren't selling me anything here. The ending was sufficient to retroactively destroy the series. As long as that ending stands nothing they do that does not change that ending even remotely matters.

Buying this now. Who's with me?

You guys should check out the announcement topic on Bioware forums. It's hilarious. I can't count how many "thank you BIOWARE!" and "I'm so excited" I've seen on a single page.

Thank you Bioware for what? Excited for what? It's a $15 DLC and they won't even tell you what it's about apart from some vague description about a conspiracy and a casino. We know it's a conspiracy. Almost everything in Mass Effect has been a conspiracy of some kind. It will probably be some emotionally manipulative crap. But is it actually worth the money? Does the DLC matter at all? Does it impact the ending in any way? No one seems to be asking those questions. It's like they've all been indoctrinated.

Proverbial Jon:

What about Revengeance? ;)

Revengeance gets a free pass for being an absolutely amazing game.

capatcha: Play hookey "YES MASTER, but with whoom?!

Cpatcha: Mao cuplin "It shall be arranged, lord!"

I don't understand what they mean by "rekindle romances."

They claimed you could do that in Mass Effect 3 prior to it's release. Unless you chose Liara, Kaidan or Ashley you got a single line of extra dialogue or a brief cameo cutscene and that was it. Otherwise it was identical to starting the romance afresh in the game.

Without details obviously we can only speculate, but most of the time Bioware describes a feature in their games before it comes out, everybody expects something ground breaking, and it's almost always the very bare bones of what it could be.

Adam Jensen:
You guys should check out the announcement topic on Bioware forums. It's hilarious. I can't count how many "thank you BIOWARE!" and "I'm so excited" I've seen on a single page.

Thank you Bioware for what? Excited for what? It's a $15 DLC and they won't even tell you what it's about apart from some vague description about a conspiracy and a casino. We know it's a conspiracy. Almost everything in Mass Effect has been a conspiracy of some kind. It will probably be some emotionally manipulative crap. But is it actually worth the money? Does the DLC matter at all? Does it impact the ending in any way? No one seems to be asking those questions. It's like they've all been indoctrinated.

Because we should feel grateful that the gods that are game developers grace us with content we have to pay for.

I am not suggesting it should be free, but such extreme gratitude for it seems a little excessive considering it isn't.

From the depths of space needs to return Zaeed, one of the most BAMF individuals to have ever walked.

Felt like it was worth mentioning the this will presumably be the last thing the recently deceased VA for Zaeed, Robin Sachs ever did.

A place to hang with squad members, lovers?

Great now I'll never get to earth again!

Nothing mentioned fixes the ending because this is a computer game, not a movie. To fix the ending of a computer game, you'll need a final boss battle with war assets giving you an advantage in that battle.

I know I'll be going for this anyway. Hopefully they will be able to give all the crew and Commander Shepard a fitting sendoff with this DLC. Also, as far as I'm concerned, we are still waiting for ME3s "LotSB". I guess this is their last chance, so hopefully this will be it.

Maybe everything in the description above is just a ruse to lower our expectations accordingly and when we fire up this DLC, we find the true ending - the Crucible actually turns out to be a design for a giant mech that - obviously - will be piloted by Shepard as he/she fights his/her way through the entire Reaper armada before having an all out epic punchup with Harbinger. Then they pay homage to Dune by having Shepard and Love Interest riding Kalros off into the distance on Tuchanka.

Nah.

Why bother really? The endings will still be crap, and its 15 dollars I could spend on something else.
You know...as much as I did not love ME2...I still got all its DLC.

I could never even bother with the DLC for ME3.
To little to late from BiowarEA.

Such a shame I use to love this company and its products.
Might watch it on youtube and save myself the money.

Yay! Citadel is one of my favorite locations in the ME universe so this sounds very promising. Can't wait to hit the casino with Garrus and Wrex! Definitely going to buy it on the release day.

Adam Jensen:
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And the problem is? People are excited for new DLC.. oh the horror! How dare they! Indoctrinated!!!

Tank207:
Well it looks like their experiment with increasing Omega's price to $15 worked. This doesn't exactly sound very interesting honestly. I was kind of hoping for something a bit grander.

I wonder if we're still going to be able to access these new areas of the Citadel after the DLC story is finished. Or is it just going to be one Big Lipped Alligator moment like Omega was.

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Eh, I think I'll just wait until they sell all the DLC with the game.
I'm not in that much of a hurry to play it again.

Color me interested. I'll wind up buying this. Who am I kidding?

I've seen all the DLC as being self-contained. Sure, it isn't adding to the overall narrative because you know how Mass Effect ends, but it's nice seeing more of it. Omega was a good example. It's its own little story and it doesn't really matter that it doesn't change the ending.

darthzew:

Sure, it isn't adding to the overall narrative because you know how Mass Effect ends.

You do? I fucking don't and quite frankly it's a debate still going on at the BSN.

Legion:
I am not suggesting it should be free, but such extreme gratitude for it seems a little excessive considering it isn't.

It seems like there is no middle ground when it comes to Bioware. You have extremists on both sides. People who absolutely despise Bioware and everything they do even when they do something good, and people who love Bioware so much they are willing to defend them to death.

Ok, Bioware.. I still had hope you would really fix the mess you made with the ending. I guess it was a fool's hope.
I will delete Mass Effect and Dragon Age from my computer and get on with my life. I don't care about you anymore. I wish you all the best.

It's a shame. Mass Effect could have been the Star Wars of our generation.

Are people still whining about the fucking ending? Holy shit, you'd think Bioware made you watch while they fucked your mothers or something.

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