Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC Release Date Announced
For all you folks who’ve been eagerly awaiting BioWare and EA’s downloadable apology extended ending for their controversial Mass Effect 3, get ready: North America’s getting the free “Extended Cut” DLC on Tuesday, June 26 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Europeans will get it a week later on July 4.
Here’s the official line from BioWare’s blog:
“The Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Extended Cut will include deeper insight to Commander Shepard’s journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers. […]
The Extended Cut expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 through additional scenes and epilogue sequences. It provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It 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.
The Extended Cut is an expansion of the original endings to Mass Effect 3. It does not fundamentally change the endings, but rather it expands on the meaning of the original endings, and reveals greater detail on the impact of player decisions.”
NOT A NEW ENDING. But an expanded ending. Let’s see how this goes! Personally, I hope that everyone hates it and starts the anti-EA flaming all over again. Admit it: it’s kind of hilarious.
While you’re waiting for the DLC to drop, take a listen to the video above, in which community manager Jessica Merizan talks with ME3’s executive producer Casey Hudson and lead writer Mac Walters about the extended cut. AND GET ANGRY ABOUT IT!