Mass Effect 3 'From Ashes' DLC available at launch, adds new character

Of course Mass Effect 3 will have day-one single player DLC. The "bonus character and mission" included with the special edition of the game will be available for all to purchase on day one.

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Of course Mass Effect 3 will have day-one single player DLC. The "bonus character and mission" included with the special edition of the game will be available for all to purchase. Given the significance of the content, it seems like hardcore Mass Effect fans will be unable to resist buying the add-on.

Kotaku first uncovered the DLC via a leaked Xbox Live Marketplace listing. The add-on, called "From Ashes," will allow players to "uncover lost secrets from the past." BioWare later confirmed on its forums that From Ashes will be available "at launch for all platforms."

Mass Effect 3 will be available on March 6th. Here: the extended CG trailer for the game, to distract you from the spoilers that are at the bottom of the post.


Spoiler Alert: From Ashes will allow players to "recruit the Prothean squad member in Mass Effect 3." Voice files for the character were discovered in the audio files from the PC demo. You can listen to the character here.

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    February 22, 2012 12:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 'From Ashes' DLC available at launch, adds new character.

    Of course Mass Effect 3 will have day-one single player DLC. The "bonus character and mission" included with the special edition of the game will be available for all to purchase on day one.

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      February 22, 2012 12:39 PM

      So I get the privilege of buying their game for 60 bucks and day one DLC to buy. Why don't they just say "Bend Over" on the game package?

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      February 22, 2012 12:43 PM

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri0vrJ-y2zM

      Sums up exactly how I feel about it.

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        February 22, 2012 1:13 PM

        Pretty much how I feel about it as well. I canceled my pre-order. I'll wait for a GOTY version which is feature complete

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          February 22, 2012 1:31 PM

          They never did one for Mass Effect 2. I own the base game but am still waiting for a bundle. Might not happen with 3 either.

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            February 22, 2012 1:43 PM

            Aye, I really want a GOTY edition for ME2 with all of the DLC content so I know I'll never need to re-download it again. Especially since the content may not be available down the road on Xbox Live.

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        February 22, 2012 1:16 PM

        Same here ;\

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      February 22, 2012 12:44 PM

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      February 22, 2012 12:48 PM

      and so it begins.......

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      February 22, 2012 12:49 PM

      wait, to PURCHASE? or is this zaeed style where you validate your key and get it?

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      February 22, 2012 12:59 PM

      Yea this is nonsense. I mean yes, I pre-ordered the N7 box, but it's crap the regular editions will not be 100% complete. They are taking advantage of their community and that's wrong. EA makes me sick.

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        February 22, 2012 8:40 PM

        In fairness, the "Day One DLC" from ME2 was a tacked-on pile of rubbish clearly thrown together after the core game was done. The character had zero integration with the rest of the world and didn't even have any dialog options -- he just spouted some generic tough-guy one-liner every time you opened the door to his man-cave.

        I quickly learned to avoid that room.

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      February 22, 2012 1:02 PM

      Can they just fucking stop already? Jesus fucking christ.

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      February 22, 2012 1:15 PM

      This DLC thing has gone Fully Fucking Retard.

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      February 22, 2012 1:41 PM

      Stolen from Nitrium:
      SPOILER WARNING
      For those who are curious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK99_T61alc

      ... mon

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        February 22, 2012 1:42 PM

        That is: Curious of the new character. This is voice recordings from the demo.

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      February 22, 2012 3:55 PM

      Huh, well I'm going to make a game that is only 1 button. Then have 15 day 1 DLC releases for $15 each that make up the rest of the game.

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      February 23, 2012 6:06 AM

      This news sucks moose cock!
      I don't want the CE edition. I want the standard edition. So its going to cost me 75 bucks! They can kiss my ass. Fuck ME3. Its not that serious.

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      February 23, 2012 7:40 AM

      This was announced in June. I am not sure why all of a sudden people are complaining because people who do not want the Collector's Edition have an opportunity to buy it.

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      February 23, 2012 9:59 AM

      Glad I finally found an outlet with one CE left for reservation. ****Possible Spoilers******His voice doesn't sound like I imagined it would. I guess I imagined him to sound more "ancient" (if there is such a thing).

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      February 23, 2012 11:48 AM

      No one is forcing anyone to buy this. This doesnt bother me at all since im already getting the special edition so it must suck for you guys.

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      February 23, 2012 12:50 PM

      so in game playable characters ready day 1 the game comes out are now considering Collector Edition items...

      yeah aight

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      February 23, 2012 5:18 PM

      Bioware is clearly abusing the passion of their fans. Anyone who's played the first two games can tell you that the premise of this DLC should be hugely important to the overall Mass Effect story. However, now we can expect something far more underwhelming. The fact that it's an optional $10 DLC mission pretty much ensures that it won't have a meaningful impact on the rest of the game's narrative.

      Yet BioWare knows that people who have played the first two games will shell out for it, because it sounds vital to the experience. Imagine if you got to meet the Forerunners in Halo 4, but only if you payed $10 for an "optional level" that was available on launch date. Fans would be livid.

      Day one DLC isn't "inherently evil." ME2 and Dragon Age handled it without crossing a line, but this is too far. It's a shame to see the (supposed) finale of such a great game trilogy become the best example of excessive milking that splitters off "would-be-great" sections of single-player game from the overall experience. This practice is becoming a slippery slope for narratively focused games. I hope BioWare gets a serious wake up call from it's fans.

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      February 28, 2012 10:46 AM

      I can't help but think this guy is in the game either way and plays a major part but is not part of the squad without the DLC

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