Way back on January 2nd we reported this…
Hey all, it appears that the story of Mass Effect 2 is not quite over. I’ve been wanting to post about the new DLC for ages, but solid information was scarce, and speculative at best. All we had were tid-bits of infomation leaked onto the web by random devs who were mentioning things they probably weren’t at liberty to discuss. It was like decrypting the fucking Zodiac cypher.
What we do know is this. There will be one large piece of DLC released (probably Q2) that bridges gap between Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. This will probably explain where your crew scurries off to before the events of Mass Effect 3. I don’t think Bioware is going to miss the opportunity to have reunions with the characters that survived the suicide mission. And you do you think Shep is really going to start out with 12 battle hardened bad asses at his/her disposal?
And I made this guess… (I was a wee bit off)
From a marketing perspective Bioware wouldn’t want to step on its own toes by releasing Mass Effect 2 DLC around the release dates of its other upcoming games: Mass Effect 2 PS3 (Jan 18), Dragon Age II (March 7) or
SW:TOR (Q1). My “instincts” tell me that we should probably see the final piece of Mass Effect 2 DLC in May or June of 2011.
Now we know the truth!
Name: “The Arrival”
Date : March 29th
Cost: 560 MS points
So there you have it.. On March 29th the saga of Mass Effect 2 comes to a close, paving the way for Mass Effect 3 (Q4 2011).