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Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC Out Later Today

Michael Gamble's Avatar + Posted by Michael Gamble on Aug 28, 2012 // Producer, Mass Effect Franchise

The BioWare team loves Commander Shepard as much as the fans do, so after we shipped Mass Effect 3, we were excited to start creating additional content that would expand on Shepard’s adventures during the Mass Effect 3 experience. Downloadable content gives us an opportunity to do just that— it gives us the chance to write new chapters that add to Shepard’s legacy without disrupting the consistency of the full game. We approach DLC differently depending on whether it’s single player or multiplayer content, but with both, we aim to hit an extremely high quality bar to make sure the fans continue to get the full Mass Effect experience.

Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC for PS3

For multiplayer, we consider Mass Effect 3’s offerings to be more of a service than a product you purchase. We always said that we wouldn’t do multiplayer in our games unless it was done properly, and supporting it fully well after launch is something we are committed to. The ideas behind Resurgence, Rebellion and Earth were simple: we want to keep the community engaged in our game, keep the content fresh, and most importantly, we want to foster a level of progression that is synonymous with Mass Effect. Fantasy fulfillment has always been something that is extremely important to us, even in multiplayer. Allowing players to do awesome things in the Mass Effect universe that work well outside of Commander Shepard’s narrative is important. Adding amazing new weapons like the Cerberus Harrier or classes like the N7 Shadow were all about that.

Of course, story-based DLC has always been a part of the Mass Effect pedigree. At BioWare, it’s part of our culture to create emotionally charged stories for our fans. We always aim to deliver an impactful narrative while offering the player’s choice. This is challenging, but it is also extremely rewarding for us. As mentioned before, when we shipped Mass Effect 3, we knew there were many opportunities within the universe for us to tell new stories. Mass Effect 3: From Ashes, our first single player DLC, is a great example of how we were able to visit a new era in the Mass Effect universe. From Ashes also allowed our fans to gain a new squad member with Javik, something that has become signature in our previous DLC packs.

Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC for PS3Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC for PS3

And that’s why Mass Effect 3: Leviathan is so exciting for us! It gives us the chance to jump back into Commander Shepard’s story, and to continue exploring some of the themes that are important to the trilogy, including the origin of the Reapers. We wanted to make sure that we delivered content to the fans that was unlike anything we had ever done before. Leviathan is all about exploration and mystery. Players don’t know where the story will take them next, and they’re pushed to explore these new fantastic locations that they’ve never seen. In addition to these new worlds, Leviathan is full of great new characters that help Shepard unravel the mystery of Leviathan. Players get to interact with these characters through more than 2,000 new lines of recorded dialogue and dozens of new cinematic sequences. If it’s combat and gameplay that you’re after, Leviathan delivers on that too. Players will dive into an adventure that will challenge their abilities, and they’ll be given the chance to unlock two weapons previously only available to pre-order customers earlier this year.

We’re proud to bring Mass Effect 3: Leviathan to our fans. Grab it when it goes live on PSN later today, and let us know what you think!

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30 Comments   2 Replies

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+ yazter on August 28th, 2012 at 8:07 am said:

Will it include Trophies?


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+ KazeEternal on August 28th, 2012 at 8:09 am said:

Can’t wait ! Hopefully this is at least as good as Shadow Broker!


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+ Ryumoau on August 28th, 2012 at 8:15 am said:

Can’t wait. I am one of the few people who didn’t mind the original ending. I’ve seen far worse.
Anyway, how much will this dlc cost? Hopefully no more than $10. i hope its long as well.


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+ Ryumoau on August 28th, 2012 at 8:17 am said:

Also, will the dlc mission be available at any point in the game prior to the final mission?


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    + Michael Gamble on August 29th, 2012 at 9:02 am said:

    The best place to jump in is any time after Palaven (but before Cronos station)


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+ Randinator-_001 on August 28th, 2012 at 8:42 am said:

nice! how about the price?


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+ DuoMaxwell007 on August 28th, 2012 at 8:55 am said:

I have a question… If Leviathan is the first single player DLC for ME3 then what was From Ashes?


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+ aro52 on August 28th, 2012 at 8:56 am said:

$9.99 + Trophies…? Say it. Do it. You will do it now! 3, 2, 1, Do it now!


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+ Satnamji on August 28th, 2012 at 8:58 am said:

Based on the pricing and achievement list for the Xbox 360, the PS store price should be $10 and there will be 5 trophies (not sure of their value yet, though).


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+ Satnamji on August 28th, 2012 at 9:04 am said:

Correction: there’s 4 Xbox achievement for the Leviathan DLC.


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+ Ryumoau on August 28th, 2012 at 9:08 am said:

@8 $10 sounds good, though 4 trophies is kinda disappointing. I just hope the content is at least 6 to 7 hours and fun, unlike the short boring From Ashes dlc.


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+ boomstickbhg on August 28th, 2012 at 9:09 am said:

Non MP DLC finally!

Yahoo!

Another reason (just started my first ME2 playthrough as a femshep) to replay ME3!

Thanks


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+ Project245 on August 28th, 2012 at 10:59 am said:

I believe I read somewhere that it will be $9.99. I can’t wait for it to go live!


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+ boomstickbhg on August 28th, 2012 at 11:24 am said:

They have said before the price will be 10$ on the PSN.

So unless something changed that’s the price.


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+ supermoc10 on August 28th, 2012 at 11:43 am said:

How much does it cost? How long is the DLC? Does it change the ending?


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+ boomstickbhg on August 28th, 2012 at 11:46 am said:

@14 the announced price is 10$

How long? who knows.

Does it change the end… why would it? Hopefully we’ll get a new war asset or two if that’s what you mean.


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+ OMARBAUER24 on August 28th, 2012 at 12:04 pm said:

Waiting right now!!!!!!!


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+ revan5500 on August 28th, 2012 at 12:12 pm said:

when will it go live on PSN ???……… waiting !!!!!!!!!


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+ Krauser45B on August 28th, 2012 at 12:21 pm said:

Still waiting…


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+ boomstickbhg on August 28th, 2012 at 1:03 pm said:

lol @ waiting comments. It goes up when the PSN store is updated just like any other dlc/psn release on a tuesday.


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+ boomstickbhg on August 28th, 2012 at 1:08 pm said:

IT’S UP

Btw.

You just have to search the store since the full updates hasn’t happened yet.


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+ JKar275 on August 28th, 2012 at 1:25 pm said:

I’m a BIG Mass Effect series fan & I’m very much looking forward to purchasing the Leviathan DLC. I’m especially excited that Shepard will be piloting a mech underwater – I’m hoping that we’ll be able to engage in underwater combat.

I’d like to see a future DLC take place on Kahje (the hanar homeworld) because it could be a great setting for underwater combat.

I also enjoyed the From Ashes single-player DLC because of Javik’s story and his Dark Channel power is very cool & fun to use.

LONG LIVE THE MASS EFFECT SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ KaroSword on August 28th, 2012 at 1:39 pm said:

Ok so it’s out (sorta) but i bough a code at gamestop around 1 o’clock est and it STILL don’t work


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+ Pastystuff on August 28th, 2012 at 2:35 pm said:

I just bought a code at Gamestop at around 2pm PST and it still won’t work here either. Checking the PS Store, it still doesn’t have it available for regular purchase yet either…


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+ shakie8470 on August 28th, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

That’s good can’t wait to play it much love PSN


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+ persona_09 on August 28th, 2012 at 3:50 pm said:

i don’t see it on psn


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+ PrinceofXIII on August 28th, 2012 at 4:47 pm said:

shame i don’t plan on getting this any time soon.

already got burned by Mass Effect games :P


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+ Ryumoau on August 29th, 2012 at 10:41 am said:

I haven’t really been seeing good reviews on this dlc. Most people are saying its only 90 minutes if you rush it, and at most 2 and a half hours if you take your time. That seems way too short for $10.


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+ boomstickbhg on August 29th, 2012 at 11:29 am said:

It may be short to some for a 10$ add on.

But considering the general quality of the ME series when it comes to visuals, voice actors and gameplay I think the price is fair.

A lesser game with short content would have me bothered, but a game that looks, sounds and plays this good, I’m quite happy having another 2 hours or so to play at 10$.

Would I be happier at 5-8$? Sure. But it’s far superior to over priced map packs and most of the other DLC i’ve seen for games these days.

All in my own opinion/tastes of course.


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+ TE-OMP on August 29th, 2012 at 1:33 pm said:

Hi there,
what about Europe?
PS3, it is 21:30 29th Aug here and no sign of it.

T


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+ genesis2k on August 30th, 2012 at 12:20 pm said:

Europe, PS3 Aug30 – no sign of it?


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