New Mass Effect 3 DLC Announced [UPDATE]

By Jonathan Barnes, 4 years ago

BioWare has released some screenshots, a more in-depth description, and pricing for the "Leviathan" DLC.

Something lurks in the dark corners of space, something powerful enough to kill a Reaper. Shepard must discover the most closely guarded secret in the galaxy before the Reapers silence it forever. Discover more about the origins of the Reapers as you race across the galaxy to find the Leviathan. Unravel the dark history of the Reaper Race before it is too late. Coming later this summer there is no war, only the harvest.

Taking place during the events of Mass Effect 3, players will be thrust into the darkest corners of space where they will hunt a mysterious being rumored to be powerful enough to destroy a Reaper. As they race against time, they will begin to unravel the secret of the Leviathan. Explore uncharted systems and new areas on the Citadel, interact with brand new characters, unlock the AT-12 Raider shotgun and M-55 Argus Assault Rifle and discover more about the mysterious history of the Reapers.
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The "Leviathan" DLC for Mass Effect 3 will cost you 800 MSP.

In addition to "Leviathan", BioWare also announced another bit of DLC in the form of the "Firefight Pack" which will feature "two powerful new weapons and five bonus weapons". The "Firefight Pack" will cost 160 MSP, has an accompanying screenshot, and will be available on August 7th.


While some gamers may be split on the multiplayer portion of, BioWare certainly has done a great job of supporting it with quite a few DLC packs that they've released for free. As an observant Newshound and unabashed Mass Effect fan, I can say that every one of these stories has a comment along the following lines:

Yawn... wake me up when there's single-player DLC.
Well, sleepy gamer, it's time for you to WAKE UP!

As revealed today in EA's Summer Showcase event, Mass Effect 3 will be getting new single-player DLC. The (long-rumored) DLC will be titled "Leviathan" and comes with the following description:

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.
No details on pricing or release date have been made available at this time, but we will definitely keep you informed as more news comes to light.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.