Mass Effect 3 Citadel & Reckoning DLC Announced

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The official news is here after all of the teasing:  A new Citadel single-player DLC and Reckoning, a multiplayer DLC will be released for Mass Effect 3.

“When a sinister conspiracy targets Commander Shepard, you and your team must uncover the truth, through battles and intrigue that range from the glamour of the Citadel’s Wards to the top-secret Council Archives. Uncover the truth and fight alongside your squad- as well as the cast from the original Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, including Urdnot Wrex!

“When the adventure is over, reconnect with your favorite characters from the Mass Effect Trilogy, try your luck at the Citadel’s Silver Coast Casino, blow off steam in the Armax Combat Arena, or explore and furnish Shepard’s own living quarters on the Citadel. With unique content and cinematics featuring your friends and romance interests in the Mass Effect trilogy, Mass Effect 3: Citadel offers one final chance to see the characters you have known for years and rekindle romances.

“Mass Effect 3: Citadel will release worldwide on March 5th on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 (on March 6th on PS3 in Europe). Price: $14.99, 1200MS points and 1200 BW points.”

I see many hopeful faces dropping. This will be the last DLC that we will see released for Mass Effect 3, which means that there will be no kind of post-ME3 clips or gameplay. This was even more confirmed by BioWare’s Community Manager Jessica Merizan:

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So ultimately, there will be no blue children included in this last DLC, and that is making me a very sad panda. However, there are some intriguing things to be noted about this release. How are these characters able to just chill and relax on the Citadel with the Reapers constantly breathing down their necks? I don’t see how characters such as Miranda could just drop everything and chill for a while, but apparently, all of that will be revealed in the game.

And while I’m disappointed that our hopes for a “Save Shepard/Revival” DLC have been officially obliterated, I’m able to entertain the thought of going on one last mission. After that I plan to get entertain my gambling urges and furnish my place with poofy couches and lots of alcohol. Liara will be the centerpiece.

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And speaking of Liara, is she wearing some kind of formal dress in the picture above? It’s white, isn’t? That automatically means marriage, right? MASS EFFECT WEDDING PLEASE?! I’m kidding. Kind of.

…I guess we’ll find out.

But for you multiplayer buffs, the Reckoning DLC will cater to your needs.

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“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.

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 Omni-blade.

Mass Effect 3: Reckoning launches at no additional cost worldwide on February 26th on Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 (February 27th on PlayStation 3 in Europe).”

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