Mass Effect Downloadable Content Announced

"To date, over 1.6 million gamers have explored the engaging sci-fi universe of Mass Effect. Beginning on March 10, fans everywhere will be able to expand the "Mass Effect" experience with the release of the first ever downloadable content for the award-winning saga.

The Bring Down the Sky downloadable content pack will be released to Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Monday, March 10 at 2 a.m. PST, and will be available for 400 MS points. This is the first in a series of planned downloadable content that further expands the Mass Effect universe and continues the adventures of Commander Shepard and the Normandy crew."

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BLaZiN PRopHeT4325d ago

ive been waiting for DLC i was hoping for something bigger but this is good enough.

SynGamer4325d ago

Considering Mass Effect is planned as a Trilogy (i believe), a small expansion makes sense. There's only so much (i assume) that they can add while working on the second game which takes the story further.

BLACKJACK VII4325d ago (Edited 4325d ago )

There will be more DLC. This is the first installment including the vicious Batarians from the novel.

alextz4325d ago

This is very good news! Now all we need to know is whether we can use our data from the last save or not.

wageslave4325d ago

Im not sure what you mean. Actually, BioWare has said that you'll be able to continue with your Character into the sequels. This DLC will probably add new planets, new NPCs and scenarios.

The content will just become part of the universe (id imagine). Sure this is speculation, but with the nature of the game being what it is, I'd say there is no other conclusion.

OC_MurphysLaw4325d ago

Especially when its at 400pts. I honestly think i would rather see small expansions at 400pts rather than full blown ones at 1200-1500pts.

SynGamer4325d ago

I would have loved to of seen some new armor/weapons/etc. added with the DLC, but a 90 minute expansion is pretty good for $5. Not to mention the Mass Effect universe is just a blast to play in.

wageslave4325d ago (Edited 4325d ago )

What I'd like to see with Mass Effect 2 is some MMO play. Sure, this is a bit off topic, but what I was thiking was this:

When you travel to a new System, you'll be able to see other people there in real time. When you land on a planet, you'd find them there (if they sent a landing party).

Being that you're all on the Normandy and all Cpt. Sheppard, I dont think they'd make such a change. But the game world and art direction are great. Mass Effect would be a great game as a MMORPG, with less story and narrative direction.

Dont get me wrong, ME is truely a masterpiece, but the mechanics of the game are just as good, I'd love to see that but in a cooperative/PvP world in a Sandbox-style universe. Maybe throw in some trading, salvaging, pirating and competitive factions and you've got another stellar hit.

Some aspects of Eve Online, some aspects of Wing Commander built around what Mass Effect is today, and you'll have a great new game.

minefield4325d ago

I'd love for that to be a possibility, but if Valve can't even make a 16-player Team Fortress 2 game run decently I doubt that a MMO style RPG running in the Mass Effect engine (UT3) would be playable - it runs like a dog enough as it is.

Beautiful idea though. One that I think will become a reality soon enough. A Mass Effect MMORPG makes perfect sense....

JohnRico4325d ago

They need to make Earth playable

green4325d ago

So agree.There is one planet you land in that looks alot like earth but it aint.Hope we see earth sometime

Anyway the downloadable content seems intersting with alot of action.Also hope we get new weapons someday.

Skerj4325d ago

Curse them for making DLC I actually want. I'll curse them even more if it takes place in one of the 4 sidequest areas you see dozens of times in the main game.

PS360WII4325d ago

Seeing that they said it'll be roughly 90 mins it might actually not be a dig site or one of the 3 buildings they use through the game.

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