Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mass Effect: New Content March 10th

I just saw over on Next-Gen that BioWare is readying it's first bit of DLC for Mass Effect, due to hit on March 10th. Here's the write-up, directly from Next-Gen:
For $5 (or 400 Microsoft points) gamers itching for a new space-faring RPG adventure will be able to download Bring Down the Sky on March 10 via Xbox Live Marketplace. The content will continue the story of Commander Shepard and his crew.

BioWare claims that the new content will take gamers around 90 minutes to complete. Bring Down the Sky will also include a new Achievement and 50 Gamescore points.

BioWare explained the premise of the content pack in a press release: "...A new uncharted world that introduces the notorious and feared alien race of the Batarians (pictured). A Batarian extremist group has hijacked a mobile asteroid station in the Asgard system, setting it on a collision course with the nearby colony world of Terra Nova. Only Commander Shepard can save the millions of innocent civilians before the asteroid completes its deadly descent."
As you have likely already guessed, my five dollars is as good as theirs. With all the faults of the game's long elevator times, it's funky Mako handling, and texture bugs... it was still easily the most fun I've had in a game in years. I also can't wait to see the new alien race in action. The picture to the left is a glimpse at what they look like.

In all, the more I get to explore this galaxy, the better. This is one of the 1st games since Zelda 64 that I feel like keeping forever. Hurry up, March 10th.


Oakstout said...
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Oakstout said...

Are you currently playing Mass Effect and if so, what do you think of it?

I keep seeing mixed reviews so I've been very reluctant to pick it up.

Bildo said...

My thoughts are here and here, respectively.

It's by far my favorite game on the console thus far.