Say your goodbyes in the final Mass Effect 3 DLC 
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Yolanda Green
February 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

goodbye shepard

To many gamers,  the Mass Effect Trilogy was more than just another series of games. I’m not sure how BioWare succeeded in getting thousands of gamers as emotionally invested in a game as they did, but I know it was certainly one of, if not the best trilogies of our generation. Saying goodbye to Shepard and the crew was somewhat abrupt; however with the final DLC coming to Mass Effect, we’ll be able to give them a proper sendoff.

A new multiplayer DC will release tomorrow, Mass Effect 3: Reckoning will be free to download on 26 February giving players access to new characters, weapons and upgrades. The single player DLC, Mass Effect 3: Citadel will be released on 5 March and will be the last single player pack. Citadel is meant to give fans one last sentimental journey with Commander Shepard and the squad, but won’t be free. I guess everything comes with a price, even those last treasured moments, saying goodbye to your precious Liara. Mass Effect 3: Citadel will be available for about R160 or 1200 MS Points.

“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.”

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  • OVG

    RIP

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      Krogan, with a hammer! Man, I can see you now!

      • OVG

        Not even a Female Krogan with a full set of tits can milk anymore juice out of this…thing

        SAD that in the future only the Trilogy Box set will survive. All of this DLC will never be burnt.

        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          Yeah, well I am keeping mine on a backup USB for keeps.

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    Sigh, and what a journey it was. ME3 this weekend! Hoooo!

    • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

      MP for Daaaays!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    I have never been so emotionally involved with a title as with Mass Effect. It is, was and always will be my favourite series.

    SALUT!

    • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

      Amen bro

    • Willem Swanepoel

      im still crying … I will have to do a new play through so that I can use that for the new dlc. ;-)

    • Lardus

      Only finished my ME3 on Saturday. Man, it was emotional! I was playing with me “renegade” Vanguard called Morgana. She actually turned into a semi-goodguy! I couldn’t carry through with the destroy command after the sacrifice from Legion! Damn, this trilogy was good. I can’t imagine a playthrough where Wrex and Grunt do not survive – got VERY emotional in the scenes were they fight and show their bad-assery!

    • Jerry

      I completely agree with statement man.

    • Melasco

      Same here, my favourite series by far!

  • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

    Gonna be sad to say goobye to all the characters, I am definitely one of the people who got FULLY invested in the series. Good guy Bioware has really pulled out all the stops since the ME3 ending debacle. The have totally redeemed themselves in my eyes and then some.

    Case and point – This weekend’s MP op was called OPERATION TRIBUTE. You had to use the vanilla Assault rifle and Inferno greades (in reference to Zaeed, one of the ME characters who’s voice actor, Robin Sachs, passed away recently). Once the points were achieved for the weekend, you could set your banner as a picture of Zaeed. Now thats a class act BW.
    PS – New Reckoning MP DLC tomorrow – HAS A PLAYABLE GETH JUGGERNAUT…… AND A KROGAN WITH A HAMMER O_o
    Love Bioware long time.

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      I did not know that. Very, very cool :)

      • Andre116

        guess I’ll be seeing you this weekend then?

        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          Indeed! I see you left a message on Sat? Only thing is, OVG is going to want a Krogan with a hammer, can you imagine him?

          • Andre116

            Well, I’d like to see him try and hit the moon with that!

          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            HAHAHA! Quote of the week! :P

    • matthurstrsa

      awesome! Looks like its time to boot up some ME3 MP again :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.holliday.39 Matthew Holliday

      cant wait for the new dlc
      although i generally cant wait for any mass effect dlc

      rumors of a new hub world, like shadowbrokers space ship from LotSB, romance focus and your own home on the citadel that you can buy things for.
      exciting stuff

  • Andre116

    On the up side…that means that they’ll start pouring some time into a new ME game.

  • FoxOneZA

    Finally we can get a GOTY version now.

    ME 3 was the first game to get me to swap out from the FPS and Racing genre’s and into RPG’s. ME is a Universe in a DVD.

  • Kromas

    I will still log every N7 day to remember my fallen comrades. Then Ill use an emerrrrrrrrrgency induction port with some Turian ale and get drunk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=715862632 Johan Troffel Fourie

    I already said goodbye in ME3 just minutes before the 15 minute shitfest that was the so-called ending. Will this be a pre-goodbye? Shepard suffering from alzheimers?

  • khamza

    Farewell Shepard, the Mass Effect series was/is/will be in my heart forever. We’ve shed tears together and laughed, and hopefully we’ll go through all this again with future ME games! WE ARE READY BIOWARE!:))

  • Jerry

    Evil companies like EA are smart huh. They release DLCS that were essential to the story and they know that they will get their money because we’re obviously going to buy them because all of us love mass effect that much. Especially when it’s the last one where you get to play Shepard since the next mass effect game, Shepard will no longer be the main character.

  • jordy

    The dlc is getting out of hand. Game elements that are pretty vital to the story are being tacked on and the price of a complete game is peaking over $100. I’m pretty sick of getting only 3 or 4 hours extra with these dlc add ons, while paying for a quarter of a game. ME3 Rosales about 36 hours to complete fully: the price just doesn’t justify the dlc.