Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mass Effect 3 Resurgence DLC Today!

Wow, right up until I actually started playing online a week ago, I never would have thought I would get excited about downloadable content news. Then again, I have never played a game that had any worthwhile DLC anyway.

From Bioware:
Two New Action-Packed Maps - Take the battle to Firebase Condor, a warzone outpost located on one of Palaven's moons and Firebase Hydra, an old abandoned quarian colony which has since been converted into a critical power facility. Each map represents a crucial asset in the overall fight against the Reapers.

Firebase Condor – A warzone outpost located on one of Palaven’s moons, Firebase Condor represents a crucial asset in the defense of the turian homeworld, providing the beleaguered turian fleet with a place to refuel and repair. Its loss could grant the Reapers unparalleled access to the Inner Council Theatre.

Firebase Hydra – Firebase Hydra is located in an old abandoned quarian colony which humans took over when they originally settled the world of Ontarom. It has since been converted into a massive dam facility which powers the communications hub located at Firebase Dagger and the kinetic barrier which protects it. Without this critical power source, Systems Alliance communications within the entire theatre would go dark.

Six Powerful New Unlockable Characters - Assume the role of new characters for each class, including the Asari Justicar Adept, Krogan Battlemaster Vanguard and characters from new playable races with the Batarian Soldier, Batarian Sentinel, Geth Engineer and Geth Infiltrator.

Lethal New Weapons - Obliterate wave after wave of enemies by unlocking the Striker Assault Rifle, Kishock Harpoon Gun and Geth Plasma SMG.

Striker Assault Rifle – Krogan rifle with explosive rounds. Its rate of fire increases when the trigger is held.

Kishock Harpoon Gun – Deadly one-shot batarian weapon. Causes bleed-out or disruption of target.

Geth Plasma SMG – Fully-automatic geth submachine gun. Its rate of fire increases when the trigger is held.

New Consumables - Cash in your credits to purchase reinforcement packs that could include the following new consumables: Strength Enhancer - Applies a melee damage boost for one mission. Targeting VI - Applies a headshot damage bonus for one mission. Stabilization Module - Stabilizes weapons while firing and moving for one mission. Shield Power Cells - Shortens the length of time shields take to begin recharging for one mission
All of the unlockables (with the exception of the maps, duh) look like they will be obtained in the usual manner, through purchase of reinforcement packs via in game credits. Since I have become quite the completionist in unlocking this stuff, this is set to drive me crazy. I do, however, expect a lot of wasted ammo on friendly fire when people start playing as Geth. Good thing I won't hurt anyone other than my accuracy percentage.

1 comment:

Mik said...

Batarians? Geth? Sign me up!