Mass Effect 2 screenshot
Mass Effect 2 screenshot

BioWare will tell the story between Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 with downloadable content packs, can reveal.

BioWare has released only one story-based downloadable pack since the January release of Mass Effect 2. The Kasumi - Stolen Memory DLC introduced a new party member and an associated loyalty mission.

The Overlord DLC, due in June, will see Commander Shepard investigate a Cerberus research base home to a hybrid AI.

BioWare intends to release a "continued stream" of DLC, lead producer Casey Hudson told as part of a Mass Effect 2 retrospective.

"We have a bunch of packs that are in the works right now," Hudson said.

"So, for the time being there's going to be a continued stream of DLC for people. We'll start to have packs that'll tell the story between Mass Effect 2 and 3. But beyond that we kind of have to see how people are responding to what we have and go from there."

Mass Effect 2 was released in January to critical acclaim. We gave it ten out of ten in our review.

Although BioWare has confirmed that work has begun on the third game in the RPG shooter series, the Canadian developer isn't ready to reveal details on it just yet.

"It probably won't be for quite a few months that we talk about Mass Effect 3," Hudson told us.

That makes an E3 reveal next month highly unlikely.

Earlier this year EA chief operating officer John Schappert said the publisher will release "something far reaching from Mass Effect" in the January through March 2011 quarter.

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Woffls's Avatar

Woffls@ IndoorHeroes

SHHH!! EA are listening. Don't let them think you're willing to sell your soul for Mass Effect stuff, because they would actually buy it.
Posted 22:38 on 20 May 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


You better hope you lived...
Should have been playing better if you died...
Posted 20:17 on 20 May 2010
Vortex3D's Avatar


But if you ended ME2 with everyone died, how can the DLC make any sense between ME2 and ME3? Didn't Bioware say if Shepard died in ME2, you can't import the saved game to ME3. Looks like post ME2 story DLC ignores if you have a saved game with dead Shepard.
Posted 20:12 on 20 May 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


I know I'll be buying it all...
Posted 20:03 on 20 May 2010
dudester's Avatar


I will wait for an ultimately cheap dlc bundle then play it I can't see anyhting too significant happening in between the main games tho and aside from liara and shadowbroker there doesn't seem to be much that needs resolving. Maybe see what chief Williams has been upto as well?
Posted 18:49 on 20 May 2010
IndoorHeroes's Avatar


I will pay money for basicaly anything with Mass Effect branding. I'm a consumer whore when it comes to that universe.
Posted 18:20 on 20 May 2010
Woffls's Avatar


I'm really not looking forward to paying for the bridge between ME2 and ME3. I think I'll wait until they're on disc because I reallyyyy don't have enough hard drive space and I like my Mass Effect shrine on my cupboard :D
Posted 18:02 on 20 May 2010
Clockpunk's Avatar


Why not an Awakenings-style add-on, perhaps as has been suggested dealing with Liara and the Shadowbroker, lasting for a good 6 or so hours?
Posted 17:11 on 20 May 2010


Couldn't they just do something like ODST?
Posted 16:47 on 20 May 2010

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