Batarians and Geth coming to Mass Effect 3's multiplayer
4/6/2012 1:42:00 PM
Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement
of a free extended cut of Mass Effect 3
's ending, comes today's news of even more free DLC. The new pack, available for download on April 10, is called The Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack
and will feature two new maps, six new characters, new weapons, and new equipment - technically called "consumables" apparently.
The new maps are Firebase Condor
which is located on one of the moons of Palaven, and Firebase Hydra
, which is set in a former Quarian colony turned power facility.
The new characters include powerful variations on the Asari and Krogan (Justicar Adept
and Battlemaster Vanguard
, respectively) along with the brand new Batarian Soldier, Batarian Sentinel
, Geth Engineer
, and Geth Infiltrator
You'll be able to arm these new characters with the brand new Striker Assault Rifle
, Kishock Harpoon Gun
, and Geth Plasma SMG
And finally, when you spend credits on supplies you'll have a handful of new items added to the mix. You'll have a chance to get the Strength Enhancer
(single mission melee damage boost), Targeting VI
(single mission headshot damage boost), Stabilization Module
(single mission increase to accuracy while moving), and Shield Power Cells
(single mission boost to shield recharge speed).
Again, this is all totally free for anyone who purchased a new copy of Mass Effect 3
or didn't but paid for an online pass instead. For full details, follow the jump.
BIOWARE EXPANDS ON THE GALACTIC WAR WITH
MASS EFFECT 3: RESURGENCE PACK
Join the fight to save the galaxy with the first multiplayer downloadable content pack for Mass Effect™ 3! Available to download for owners of Mass Effect 3 for no additional charge*, the Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack adds two new maps to the game’s critically acclaimed cooperative multiplayer experience, along with a variety of new playable characters, new weapons and new items that can be unlocked by acquiring reinforcement packs in the game’s multiplayer store. The Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack will be available for download on April 10 on Xbox®LIVE, the Origin™ client software and PlayStation® Network in North America, and PlayStation® Network in Europe on April 11.
The Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack
includes the following content:
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.
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.
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
As part of the Mass Effect 3 Galaxy at War** system, success in the cooperative multiplayer experience in Mass Effect 3 links back to the player’s single-player campaign, helping Commander Shepard rally the forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all. Multiplayer puts players in the role of a team of elite Special Forces soldiers sent to protect resources and assets that can help the greater war effort.
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