I am a big fan of Mass Effect 3, all the controversies aside. I am hoping to dust off Mass Effect 2 again soon, and build up a new character to put through 3 for another, different take on the storyline in the somewhat near future and still play the multiplayer component every other weekend when Bioware has their bonus weekends. There have been several hints at a single player DLC coming soon that may be called Leviathan, in reference to a potentially rogue Reaper. In the meantime, below are some confirmed goodies.
Well, there is some good news for fans such as myself. First off, along with the recent DLC Extended Cut, Bioware has released the associated soundtrack with that new material and you can find that here. I like the music from all three games, and this is a solid little seven song offering for those who have purchased the game but did not know this was made available.
Starting tomorrow we have Operation Broadside Bounty Weekend, running from July 13 – July 15. And here is the information:
Operation BROADSIDE puts our reinforcements to work by coordinating large-scale attacks against the Reapers on multiple fronts. The objectives vary from planet to planet and theater to theater, but the common goal is to develop a sustainable fighting method with minimal loss of life.
Squad Goal: Extract at least one squad member against Reapers on Gold difficulty
Allied Goal: Extract 400,000 squads against Reapers on ANY difficulty
Special Circumstance: None
Squad Goal Success: All squad members awarded a Commendation Pack
Allied Goal Success: All players awarded a Victory Pack. Medi-gel cap increases from 5 units to 6.
And last but not least, we have some new free DLC for multiplayer called: Earth
This will be releasing next week and adds mods, gear and new maps: Rio, Vancouver and London. The new weapons are an assault shotgun called Piranha, a pistol called Acolyte and an assault rifle called Typhoon.
Six more human N7 classes are also being added: Destoryer Soldier, Paladin Sentinel, Demolisher Engineer, Slayer Vanguard, Shadow Infiltrator and Fury Adept. Each comes with new abilities and melee attacks.
This DLC pack is scheduled for release on July 17th for Xbox 360, and PC worldwide. On PlayStation 3 it will be available on July 17th for North Aemrican users and July 18th for European.