Move over, George Lucas. Mass Effect 3’s long-awaited special edition is due next week, and thankfully, Shepard still, and always, shoots first.
On Tuesday, June 26th, Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download, adding further exposition to the game’s controversial ending “through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes.” Ever since the game’s March release, an unprecedented fan outcry has prompted BioWare to appease the masses and further explain the fates of certain characters, as well as give a broader look at how the galaxy as a whole has been affected by Commander Shepard’s mission. First announced in April, the Extended Cut “gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings,” according to a statement from BioWare.
Keep in mind, this will not be a new ending. It is merely an expansion upon what is already part of the game. A 1.9 GB expansion, mind you. And, in true Mass Effect fashion, the single DLC pack will contain multiple variations on the new content, based on the player’s choices and actions throughout the Mass Effect trilogy.
Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be free to download for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on Tuesday, and will be available until April 12th, 2014. No rush…apparently.
Check out the official BioWare Blog for more inormation on the Extended Cut.