As confirmed last month, Mass Effect 3’s Leviathan DLC is finally getting the spotlight after being leaked from the Extended Cut DLC. Ever since the game’s first downloadable mission From Ashes, BioWare’s been focused on the multiplayer portion of Mass Effect 3, but now details are starting to emerge. Here’s the official word from BioWare.
Mass Effect 3: Leviathan is the first story-driven, single player DLC to be made available since Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut. Leviathan expands upon the events of Mass Effect 3 with gripping and emotional storytelling, compelling new characters, powerful weapons and unique upgrades. Players will be able to discover more about the origins of the Reapers as they race across the galaxy to unravel the mystery that surrounds the fabled Leviathan.
But that’s not all! Besides the downloadable missions, there are more weapons coming to the single-player game, too. They’ve announced a couple specific weapons, the AT-12 Raider shotgun and M-55 Argus Assault Rifle in the campaign, but you’ll also have the Firefight Weapons Pack at your disposal. While not for multiplayer, it’s akin to the various DLC weapons for Mass Effect 2.
If anything, I’ll bring up complaints from when the leaks came out. Spoilers, but Shepard’s story is just plain over. It wasn’t like Mass Effect 2 where they could essentially pump out anything for the post-game, because the ultimatum would be Mass Effect 3. Sure, it will flesh out things about the Reapers (though I’d prefer the mysticism and fear that surround them), but if it’s anything like From Ashes it won’t contribute to the ending very much at all. The Firefight Weapons Pack is releasing on Tuesday, August 7 for 160 Microsoft Points (or $2 for us normal folk). No solid release date has been confirmed for the Leviathan DLC other than this summer, for an 800 Microsoft Point ($10) purchase.