Mass Effect 3 may have surprised everyone with its refined multiplayer, but it also brought the highly-acclaimed series to an inglorious close. Bioware‘s announcement of the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut to address this controversial ending had an equally mixed response, and now we know exactly when this no doubt debate-inducing DLC is due.
Coming for free this Tuesday (26th) to everyone but PS3 players outside of North America (who have to wait until July 4th), the Extended Cut DLC will act almost like a Director’s Cut of the game by adding further exposition through a series of epilogues and cinematic sequences. According to the Bioware Blog it will not change the ending:
“The Extended Cut is an expansion of the original endings to Mass Effect 3. It does not fundamentally change the endings, but rather it expands on the meaning of the original endings, and reveals greater detail on the impact of player decisions.”
It will however provide:
“more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings.”
I may have personally lost touch with the series mid-way through the second game, but I can’t wait to see what depth this free DLC is going to bring and what sort of reaction it is going to reap.
Source: Game Informer