BioWare announced the new, extended ending for Mass Effect 3 is available to download for free starting this coming Tuesday, June 26.
Man, this is going to be so good. While I didn't particulary think Bioware needed to make this, the company's showing class in giving it to us. Can't wait to play.
Its just a few extra cutscenes and nothing more. Its not true DLC for SP like Lair of the Shadow Broker and etc.
@zeal0us Bioware already said that months ago. They never said it was going to be playable with quests, etc - just some closure on what happened to the other characters. And for a few extra cutscenes to be 1.9GB big, I'm expecting a lot out of this extended ending.
All I hoped for was for the plot holes to be explained and for there to actually be closure. It looks like that's what this extended ending is so I'm still hopeful that it will make the ending more conclusive.
@blitz0623 "just some closure on what happened to the other characters." So basicaly they are still keeping the plot hole filled ending and are going to try and explain the un explainable plotholes....theres so many that this is just going to come off as silly You can't polish a turd Bioware They better of went with the indocuration theory but then again if the DLC is just cutscenes I guess we'll have to watch Shepard finish the fight instead of actually playing it Either way I feel like they've still messed up here.
@Mike Yup, they're keeping the ending. They're just gonna add to it and not gonna change anything
now if they could fix the difficulties, or let you import story with a level 1 character instead of 30 ill be happy.
"...the company's showing class in giving it to us." This. I have big hopes for this extra content. And considering that it weighs at 1.9 GBs, I am sure most of us will get what we want to a good degree.
Already sold my copy on Ebay, looks like I'll have to settle for some Youtube viewing.
Yep. Too late, don't care.
I see a great shitstorm for the next week
Won't let me attach images normally for some reason...N4G's been a freaking spaz... http://equestriabr.files.wo...
Truer words were never spoken
@cone touché good sir. touché
Fingers crossed that they have ended the series with the respect it deserves.
I wanted to punch that old man and kid at the end of ME3 for the “and they all lived happily ever after” ending
This Tuesday? That's great :) I've been looking forward to this, and I'm quite surprised that it's coming so soon.
Hmmm, I'm about a third of the way through my second run on Insanity. Wonder if downloading will allow me to get this new ending ...
I hope they don't screw this up too. Please gaming gods, don't let it happen!
ME3 is a awesome game but that damn ending!!! RAGEEEEEE!!!!! Bioware should have made many different endings, not just copy and past with a few differences, so hopefully we get what we want. Please Bioware don't let us down.
I wish shephard had one more adventure left :[, Lazarus project 2.0 100 years later anyone ? ..lol ... or not idk I just want more ME. maybe not even with shephard just give me a bigger awesomer ME! ... or a new KOTOR
I was hoping that Cortez didn't have to be alone again T_T
Seriously Bioware could you have sat on it another week so all regions can play it at the same time. The ending will be dissected and spread over the internet before I even get to play it.
Who really give a fu--. They screwed it up. They aren't really changing anything. It's like someone wrecking your car ad thinking an explanation fixes it. If this isn't an update, I won't even bother. Even if it is, I won't be replaying it. So again, who give a fu--.
Extra cutscenes and dialog won't change nothing
that's right, it won't change the fact that you're a whiny, entitled cry baby. also, it's won't change *anything*.
If you're going to correct some1 else's grammar, at least use proper caps. Otherwise you just come off as dumb.
That's how people end up with one tiny bubble: complaining about other people complaining..
Looking forward to seeing what changes/additions they've made to ME3, been waiting to play through the single player again when some more DLC missions/additional characters are released but I guess I can settle with this for now. No doubt the internet will explode the day after the extended ending is released regardless of what they've done.
Where's the DLC that will fix the rest of the game and fill in all of the plot holes?
The big question is that really new ending
The internet is gonna explode if it doesn't make the ending better! I'm really crossing my fingers that i wont have to be let down by BioWare again!
This should be interesting
Should be decent.
Too little, too late.
I'm over Mass Effect 3
It's better than nothing. I'm looking forward to it.
I wonder if the extended ending will be 1.5 hours long like some Japanese games. Maybe Bioware real strategy is put the ME fans to sleep before the ending cutscenes are over. That way the fans never saw what happened in the final minute.
I KNEW I was gonna miss it when I left my 360 at home to go to my job. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing everyone complain about THIS too...
Holy balls, the download is 2 gigs. That's more than most of the "actual" dlc for the series. I actually have some decent hopes for this now...
Can't wait to watch this on YouTube.
I for one loved ME3. It still stands out as an example of the industry. Having been a huge fan of the games, I can see where some would be upset and that everyone essentially got the same ending no matter the decisions. With that said, I still love it and am looking forward to some additional scenes to answer some questions I have. I hope they agree with the indoctrination theory because its amazing...
How far in is the attack on Cerberus base? I just bought this game and am not to far into it at all.
its near the end
If you beat the game, I -think- this is the save game that is reloaded after you beat the game, where it sticks you on the Normandy right before the 'point of no return' that's in every ME game. I THINK. Been a while. Any clarification would be appreciated in that regard. That's still a sizeable chunk to replay, especially if I have to level up some charachters again to prep for the s#&*storm on earth to fight through. On the positive it implies that there are possibly scenes added not only in the final cutscenes but between the gameplay leading up to it, like an expansion on what happened b4 the lame @ss Marauder Shields final boss, lol. Harbinger?
YES ITS OUT on tuesday now we will know i hope it turns out good
I dont even own ME3 I just want to see if PPl will be happy or pissed after this extended ending.
Same here. I held off of buying the game for this moment.
I never played the games either, but I'm also interested in seeing the fans reaction after everything that has transpired. I can only hope the for the best for all that has invested in the series.
Looking forward to it. What I'd really like is more variety in multiplayer: different enemies, more game modes, more objectives during that survival, etc.
In the podcast that accompanied this announcement, Hudson says they were limited to 2gb because of the Xbox download limit. Thanks, Microsoft.
Looking forward to seeing what they thought the problems were and how they attempted to clarify, but I can't help but think this is like putting a Band-Aid on a tumor.
Wow lol, they actually said that? Funny how the paid service is always the most draconian when it comes to these things. "Buh buh buh yoo get wut u pay 4" yeah no shut up. As to the actual DLC, this will determine if I keep the game for posterity/replayability or sell it to Gamestop for a pack of gum and a bus ticket home. I didn't enjoy investing 100 hours into a storyline that became 'a long time ago in a Matrix far far away' $180 later. Fumble, turnover, you lost the Superbowl BioWare. At least get a good draft pick for next season outta this fiasco.
LoL! Funniest comment I've read today. =)
Spoiler alert: it will feature Shepard and Female-Reaper romance !
I don't care about extended endings!!!How bout endings that reflect on the choices I've made in the past three games. I don't want extened red,blue or green endings ffs!!
meanwhile witcher 2 has 16 different endings without any dlcs LOL
wow this news sounded like trolling but its actually the truth.
Lol it's only being an extended ending cuz they messed up the ending in the first place.
Mass Effect 3's ending brought it down from an 8.5 out of 10 down to a 8 out of 10. Well below the quality of ME 9 out of 10 and ME2 9.5 out of 10. Even with a better ending ME3 is not going to improve. ME3 was rushed, its story was lacking and the game fell away in the final third, side missions added nothing to the game, Multiplayer added very little to the experience.
People can diss Bioware all they want. But at least Bioware took the time and effort to try and fix their mistakes and do it for free. I'm excited, nervous, anxious and scared all at the same time for this.
They need to stop using online as a crutch to fix negligence and laziness.
Back in YE OLDE console times, there were no patches. There were no DLCs. When a game is out, that's it, no fixing it if you messed up, if you did ok, all the better. I miss those days. Now developers extensively use freakin' patches & DLCs to try to fix their own laziness or rush jobs. Not to mention that it's also another way to milk some $$$ by leaving out the game content on purpose, sometimes...
they try to label it up in call it premium content back in the day when you purchased the game that was the premium content wrapped up in one package
any of you seen this?
Mass Effect is one of the best video game trilogies in gaming history. Period. It deserves a much better ending than it received. I loved everything about ME3 except the cheap ending that didn't pay anything off. It's up there with terrible creative messes like Matrix Revolutions and the LOST finale. It was a terrible payoff for fans who had invested close to a hundred hours in the series. As many have said, if this was a movie this would have been focus grouped, and 9/10 times that ending would not have been allowed to stand. Let Casey have his Directors Cut of this game, but the rest of the fans are still waiting for a real ending.
I don't have any hope for this too little too late token DLC.
How the hell do you make a bad ending better by making it longer?? The problem WAS the ending, not that it wasn't long enough. Casey Hudson you ruined Mass Effect 3. Shame on you.
Great, Bout time.
This is just 10 minutes or so of extra cutscenes according to Jessica Merizan on Twitter. No extra gameplay. Just cutscenes. Watch it on Youtube guys