BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 has done a pretty good job of pumping out multiplayer DLC content on a regular basis, and it looks like the latest pack is an all-Earth affair. According to Reddit user derptemp6698, the next downloadable update visits London (UK), Vancouver (Canada), and Rio (Brazil), and includes seven new playable N7 human classes.
Although leaks are usually taken with a grain of salt, “derptemp6698” was dead-on the last time he/she posted a spoiler for Mass Effect 3 content. That was over two whole months ago on April 27th, when the same Reddit account leaked accurate details about the “Rebellion” expansion almost a month before BioWare and EA made the news official.
Here’s a look at the original text, straight from the Reddit post:
Mass Effect™ 3: Earth:
The fighting is fiercest when it’s your home at stake! Mass Effect 3™: Earth adds mods, gear, and new maps for Rio, Vancouver, and London. It features 3 new weapons: Piranha assault shotgun, Acolyte pistol, and Typhoon light machine gun. Six new human N7 classes are also available: Destroyer, Paladin, Demolisher, Slayer, Shadow, and Fury!
And as a bonus, Mass Effect™ 3: Extended Cut:
An expanded ending for Mass Effect 3. Additional scenes and an extended epilogue reveal the impact of Shepard’s choices on the future of the galaxy.
(Nothing that you guys didn’t already know about the Extended Cut, but it’s at least done.)
There’s a topic on the Bioware forums where someone is thinking that I meant that these are coming out at the same time. I did not say that. Also, I’m not the same person that leaked the screenshot of the first DLC, nor was I the one who posted the “Truth” DLC hoax.
[Editor’s Note: Warning! Semi-spoiler below!]
As the user notes, both DLC packs aren’t slated to release at the same time. He/she also doesn’t have release dates for the content, but if the time frames for this are similar to the last leak, one of these DLC packs should launch this July and/or August.
Of course, news that the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will expand on the ending with new dialogue and cutscenes isn’t anything groundbreaking, as Bioware has already indicated that they’re hard at work patching together a new ending.
Hopefully, this “extended cut” finally explains a few things that soured the original ending. Like, how in the world did Shepard’s crew get back to the Normandy when they were all fighting on Earth just seconds before the final rush to the Citadel/Crucible?