“The team has poured heart and soul into Mass Effect 3: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3: Citadel. As the launch of these chapters near, the feeling around the studio is bittersweet,” said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series. “We have always been humbled and driven by the passion of our fans for the Mass Effect trilogy. 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."If reuniting with Commander Shepard's old friends for one last adventure appeals to you, check out the trailer below.
In Mass Effect 3: Citadel, players will explore and discover new locations across the vast, deep-space station while also having the opportunity to reconnect with some of their favorite characters from all three of the Mass Effect games.
Prepare for the Reckoning! Newfound allies join the multiplayer war for survival in Mass Effect 3: Reckoning. The Geth Juggernaut, Female Turian Raptor, Talon Mercenary, Alliance Infiltration Unit, and more take up arms to stop the Reaper threat. Smash your enemies with the Biotic Hammer as you lay waste to the battlefield as the Krogan Warlord.Mass Effect 3: Reckoning launches on February 27th worldwide on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, at no additional cost.
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.
"The team has poured heart and soul into Mass Effect 3: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3: Citadel. As the launch of these chapters near, the feeling around the studio is bittersweet," said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series. "We have always been humbled and driven by the passion of our fans for the Mass Effect trilogy. 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 February 26, Mass Effect 3: Reckoning will be free to download, giving fans of the popular multiplayer mode in Mass Effect 3 access to new characters, weapons and upgrades. On March 5th, Mass Effect 3: Citadel will be the last single player DLC pack for Mass Effect 3, giving fans one final, sentimental journey with Commander Shepard and their squad. Mass Effect 3: Citadel will be available for $14.99 or 1200 MS Points.
Omega has been seized by one of Cerberus' most accomplished and brilliant agents, General Oleg Petrovsky...and Aria T'Loak is plotting her revenge. To reclaim her domain, she must team up with Commander Shepard.That one rule of course, being don't f*#k with Aria T'Loak.
Navigate Omega's seedy underbelly as Aria joins your squad and you witness her legendary biotic powers and unrelenting ruthlessness first-hand. Help Nyreen Kandros, the valiant Turian leader of the Talon mercenary group, as she fights to free the enslaved people of Omega. Face down fearsome new enemies, including the Cerberus-manipulated Reaper, the Adjutant. Shape Omega's future through four death-defying missions, and strike a devastating blow to the Illusive Man's plans.
Petrovsky is about to find out why you don't break Aria's number one rule.
Via a conversation with another Twitter user, when asked if the Omega DLC would be released on Wii U November 27 alongside the other versions, the reply was: “Unfortunately it will not be available for Wii U.”The first batch of screenshots from Omega can be found on our Mass Effect 3 game page.
When asked if any other DLC for the game would be released for Wii U besides what is included on the disc, the rely was “never say never.”
The account also said there wasn’t anything to “announce at this time,” regarding the release of Mass Effect 1 and 2 for Wii U.
Mass Effect 3 Special Edition plunges you into an all-out galactic war to take Earth back from a nearly unstoppable foe -- and how you fight that war is entirely up to you. Groundbreaking interactive storytelling drives the heart-pounding action in which each decision you make could have dire and deadly consequences. You are Commander Shepard, the only one who can save Earth from annihilation.The Mass Effect 3 Special Edition for the Wii U will be available on November 30th, coinciding with the release of the Wii U in Australia.
BioWare makes its debut on the Nintendo console with the gripping blockbuster game of the year: Mass Effect 3 - coming to the Wii U console with brand new features and content that fully take advantage of the Wii U hardware. Command the battlefield like never before by using the Wii U GamePad to issue commands and unleash devastating attacks. Bonus content includes an additional mission and squad member, an exclusive new weapon, the Extended Cut ending, and an interactive backstory experience detailing previous events in the Mass Effect universe.
Disturbing reports from the Citadel suggest that something big is about to go down. If our Intel is accurate, Aria is on the move. This was anticipated, as we did not expect her to sit idly by while Cerberus ran roughshod over Omega. With her biotic capabilities and well-documented mean streak, what happens next won’t be pretty.Aria T'Loak of course, is the Asari "Pirate Queen" whom players first encountered in Mass Effect 2's Afterlife nightclub, and pointed players towards some mercenary hook-ups from The Citadel's Purgatory Lounge in Mass Effect 3.
Our informants believe that Aria intends to seek out Commander Shepard for assistance. We are aware of the Commander’s ties to Aria, but are unclear about how deep they run. What we do know is that Aria will be relentless in her fight to take back Omega, and with the Commander at her side, she may very well be unstoppable.
BioWare is thrilled to launch our first ever title on a Nintendo console and our Mass Effect team is very proud to have the critically acclaimed Mass Effect 3 experience brought to the Wii U as a launch title.While there doesn't seem to be much distinction between the Wii U graphics and the previous consoles, we will just have to wait for a trailer to see it all in action.
Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U features a brand new control scheme designed to incorporate the Wiipad. It will also feature bonus DLC including the Extended Cut, an Interactive back story covering previous events in the Mass Effect universe, and Mass Effect 3′s critically acclaimed Multiplayer experience.
...Now in each playthrough, you’re going to experience several minutes of additional content, depending on how your playthrough ends up -- sometimes it’s more and sometimes it’s less -- but it’s drawing on a much larger set of content that we’ve built, because it’s now quite variable. And it was actually a challenge for us to fit it in, in the two gig download limit for the Xbox.Read on for the full interview
...I think that’s going to be the interest with this, is not just reloading your save and seeing what the extended cut does with the one save-game that you might have, but actually playing through, or going back; making different choices; trying entire different playthroughs. Because that’s the only way you’re going to actually see or explore all the content that we’ve built for the extended cut.
...I remember when Mass Effect 3 launched, the team was incredibly proud of what they had delivered. And even though we were getting incredible reviews, there was some really tough criticism coming in that was pretty hard on us.
What happened over and over though, in those days, was that people throughout the team would come into my office with ideas, for what they could do for players to address the feedback they were hearing.
So the thing is, we love this Universe as much as the fans do. We’ve been putting our hearts and souls into this for over eight years. And when it all over, we wanted to take a little time to say goodbye to it -- we wanted that as much as fans did.
The Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Extended Cut will include deeper insight to Commander Shepard’s journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers.The DLC will be free to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers, with the new content weighing in at a large 1.9 gigabytes so hopefully it contains a good amount of story.
The Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion opens two new fronts against the Reapers: Firebase Jade’s jungle reservoir and Firebase Goddess on Thessia. In-game reinforcement packs now include three new weapons (Reegar Carbine, Krysae Sniper Rifle, Cerberus Harrier) as well as equipment, consumables, and six new characters from species that have lost lives or whole planets to the Reapers: Quarian Engineer and Infiltrator, Vorcha Soldier and Sentinel, Ex-Cerberus Adept and Vanguard. The battle continues!The content arrives on May 29 (likely May 30 here), and you can find more detailed info on the new content right here. This is obviously good news for the multiplayer elite out there, but bring on the single-player content I say.
"We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of EA's BioWare Label. "Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team's artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe."A specific release date for the Extended Cut has yet to be revealed.