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February 22, 2013

Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC Announced

by Master Pillow

Today Bioware announced that the last two pieces of Mass Effect 3 DLC are on the way.  The Citadel DLC which clocks in at almost 4GB in size represents the final single-player expansion for the game where players once again take control of Commander Shepard.   At the same time Bioware announced the Reckoning DLC which adds to the game’s robust multiplayer mode.

The March 5 release date for The Citadel expansion marks almost a full year since Mass Effect 3’s initial release last March in North America.  In a way I personally can’t believe that I’ve spent the better part of the last year talking about this game on my blog but it certainly looks as if the final chapter in Commander Shepard’s tale is soon to arrive.  Hopefully Bioware manages to knock this one out of the park.  As sad as I am to see the game’s narrative finally conclude I have to admit that it is about time to close the book on Shepard and move on to another story.  Then again considering the firestorm that erupted regarding the ending I don’t envy Bioware’s staff as they ramp up for Mass Effect 4 or whatever they end up calling it.

© 2013 The Galactic Pillow

Here is the official Bioware release for both expansions:

Mass Effect 3: Citadel – Single Player DLC

When a sinister conspiracy targets Commander Shepard, you and your team must uncover the truth, through battles and intrigue that range from the glamour of the Citadel’s Wards to the top-secret Council Archives.  Uncover the truth and fight alongside your squad – as well as the cast from the original Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, including Urdnot Wrex!

When the adventure is over, reconnect with your favorite characters from the Mass Effect Trilogy, try your luck at the Citadel’s Silver Coast Casino, blow off steam in the Armax Combat Arena, or explore and furnish Shepard’s own living quarters on the Citadel. With unique content and cinematics featuring your friends and romance interests in the Mass Effect trilogy, Mass Effect 3: Citadel offers one final chance to see the characters you have known for years and rekindle romances.

Mass Effect 3: Citadel will release worldwide on March 5th on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 (on March 6th on PS3 in Europe). Price: $14.99, 1200MS points and 1200 BW points.

Mass Effect 3: Reckoning – Multiplayer DLC

Prepare for the Reckoning!  Newfound allies join the multiplayer war for survival in Mass Effect 3: Reckoning.  The Geth Juggernaut, Cabal Vanguard, Talon Mercenary, Alliance Infiltration Unit, and more take up arms to stop the Reaper threat.  Smash your enemies with the Biotic Hammer as you lay waste to the battlefield as the Krogan Warlord.

Wield 7 new weapons for multiplayer, including the Geth Spitfire Assault Rifle, Venom Shotgun, Lancer Assault Rifle, and amplify your arsenal with new equipment and weapon mods featuring the Geth Scanner and Assault Rifle Omni-blade.

Mass Effect 3: Reckoning launches at no additional cost worldwide on February 26th on Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 (February 27th on PlayStation 3 in Europe).

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