Mass Effect 2: Arrival DLC due this month

The final piece of Mass Effect 2 DLC is due later this month, paving the way for the Reaper invasion of Earth in Mass Effect 3.

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The final piece of Mass Effect 2 downloadable content will pave the way for the Reaper invasion of Earth in Mass Effect 3 when it launches later this month, publisher EA announced today.

The 'Arrival' DLC will see Shepard and chums "sent to the edge of the galaxy to rescue an undercover operative who may have evidence of an imminent Reaper invasion." The Lance Henriksen-voiced Admiral Hackett of the Alliance Navy is said to play "a prominent role" in Arrival. Hopefully we'll finally get to put a weathered face to the gravely voice that's been doling out missions over the Normandy's comms channel.

Developer BioWare has long promised that DLC would bridge the gap between Mass Effect 2 and the sci-fi RPG series' conclusion in 3.

Arrival is due to launch for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 29, priced at $7 (560 Microsoft Points; 560 BioWare Points). Mass Effect 3 is scheduled for release in the 2011 holiday season, it was revealed in the announcement trailer debuted at the Spike VGA ceremony last year.

From The Chatty
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    March 18, 2011 7:00 AM

    Comment on Mass Effect 2: Arrival DLC due this month, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 18, 2011 7:06 AM

      fuck yeah. i wanna see ME series win GOTY awards 2 years in a row

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      March 18, 2011 7:10 AM

      I am -so- excited for this.

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      March 18, 2011 7:16 AM

      OMG! Do want!

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      March 18, 2011 8:12 AM

      Oh HELL yes.

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      March 18, 2011 8:13 AM

      Yeah! MOAR!!!

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      March 18, 2011 8:20 AM

      Can't wait.

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      March 18, 2011 8:22 AM

      Neat, but really I'm just ready for ME3.

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        March 18, 2011 8:28 AM

        Having played none of the dlc addons and one playthrough at launch, I'm ready for a game of the year bundle of Mass Effect 2. Or I'd settle for the ability to avoid bioware points and buy the addons directly through Steam as I did the game, we all know EA is never going to let that happen though.

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          March 18, 2011 8:39 AM

          I'm in the same boat as you and I think I'm gonna cave today and buy all the DLC, which means an ultimate edition will probably announced tomorrow

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      March 18, 2011 8:29 AM

      I will take all the ME I can get my hands on.

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      March 18, 2011 8:41 AM

      I'm still on ME1. :/

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      March 18, 2011 8:51 AM

      Cannot wait!

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      March 18, 2011 8:51 AM

      Awesome! And I hear Admiral Hackett is back for this one.

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      March 18, 2011 8:52 AM

      So getting this.

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      March 18, 2011 8:55 AM

      I refuse to buy fake currency to make purchases. Put this on Steam

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        March 18, 2011 9:02 AM

        I'm normally the same, but the content they put out was really good, it was worth the hassle.

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      March 18, 2011 8:58 AM

      This is the first DLC for ME2 correct or is there another one? I just finished playing it so was rather late to the party.

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        March 18, 2011 9:09 AM

        There's three other content/story paid DLCs already, and a handful of armor/weapon/cosmetic ones

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        March 18, 2011 9:10 AM

        Nope: http://social.bioware.com/page/me2-dlc
        Only Kasumi, Overlord, Shadow Broker and this upcoming Arrival actually add missions, the others are just textures and equipment. I've yet to play it, but I've heard really good things about the Shadow Broker mission.

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        March 18, 2011 10:48 PM

        Shadow Broker is a mandatory purchase! so good

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      March 18, 2011 9:00 AM

      Do they ever do Bioware Points sales? I would probably get ME2 DLC for half off, but never full price.

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        March 18, 2011 9:08 AM

        I don't think BW points have ever been discounted (nor has the ME2 DLC on PC), which kind of sucks because it's occasionally heavily discounted on 360 (like over this past Christmas it was 75% off or whatever)

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          March 18, 2011 9:34 AM

          Yeah, it fucking sucks. Bioware needs to get their shit together

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            March 18, 2011 7:26 PM

            Totally agree. I want to have the Mass Effect series in my Steam account but I am not buying, no matter how cheap it gets, if they don't put the DLC on Steam. I am not bothering to create a bioware.com account. I already have an EA account and I hate using that. No more sign in. Just put the content on Steam and be done with it.

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      March 18, 2011 9:04 AM

      I thought LotSB was the last of the DLC so I uninstalled ME2 when I finished it. Looks like I'll be watching a Let's Play of this on youtube.

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      March 18, 2011 9:39 AM

      i am diamond-cutter hard for this

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      March 18, 2011 9:42 AM

      Generic question about ME2 DLC: can you play them after you beat the game?

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        March 18, 2011 9:48 AM

        yep. I was long done and got shadow broker.

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        March 18, 2011 10:15 AM

        as long as you beat the game with an ending that wasn't Shepherd dieing

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          March 18, 2011 10:23 AM

          Excellent. I'll consider picking up the DLC sometime.

          Unfortunately I bought a second-hand copy so my Cerebus Network code doesn't work. I'd really dig it if EA/Bioware just put out all the DLC on a disc or sold a pass-code for the 'lot.

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            March 18, 2011 11:27 AM

            I though you can buy Cerberus Network pass in their store.

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      March 18, 2011 10:43 AM

      Damn, what are the odds of ever seeing an ME2 Complete Edition?

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        March 18, 2011 2:46 PM

        Probably not until ME3 is released. Marketing would make more sense then.

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      March 18, 2011 10:50 AM

      CAN"T WAIT. WANT NOW!

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      March 18, 2011 10:58 AM

      I wonder if this takes place after the main story?

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        March 18, 2011 11:04 AM

        Supposed to be the final DLC to bridge ME2 into ME3.
        (Why can't I reply to this thread with Winychatty...)

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      March 18, 2011 11:16 AM

      I read Alice only for the descriptors. Brilliant!

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      March 18, 2011 11:38 AM

      I'm really, really hope this DLC is as satisfying as the shadow broker one. I personally would love it if they could make this DLC 4-5 Hours long, I would love it.

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      March 18, 2011 2:17 PM

      Who's the "undercover operative!?"

      My money's on Ashely or Kaidan :)

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        March 18, 2011 2:45 PM

        Possibly, but more likely it is the Scientist that you are sent to rescue. There are more details on their forums, but if you're looking to avoid spoilers (very mild spoilers mind you), then I'll leave it at that.

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      March 18, 2011 4:05 PM

      My only worry: Another Witch Hunt.

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      March 18, 2011 6:16 PM

      this is fantastic news

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      March 18, 2011 10:44 PM

      This is the kind of DLC I can support!