Mass Effect 3 'Leviathan' single player DLC announced [updated]

At its Summer Showcase, Electronic Arts announced the first story-driven single player DLC for Mass Effect 3.

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At its Summer Showcase, Electronic Arts announced the first story-driven single player DLC for Mass Effect 3. As expected, it is called Leviathan. According to earlier reports, the DLC involves Shepard rescuing a scientist from an indoctrinated mining facility. It was taken over by a Reaper defector named Leviathan, who left his collective when he killed one of his own kind.

Electronic Arts' official description is as follows:

Something lurks in the dark corners of space, something powerful enough to kill a Reaper. Shepard must discover the most closely guarded secret in the galaxy before the Reapers silence it forever. Discover more about the origins of the Reapers as you race across the galaxy to find the Leviathan. Unravel the dark history of the Reaper Race before it is too late... Taking place during the events of Mass Effect 3, players will be thrust into the darkest corners of space where they will hunt a mysterious being rumored to be powerful enough to destroy a Reaper. As they race against time, they will begin to unravel the secret of the Leviathan. Explore uncharted systems and new areas on the Citadel, interact with brand new characters, unlock the AT-12 Raider shotgun and M-55 Argus Assault Rifle and discover more about the mysterious history of the Reapers.

The DLC is scheduled to release this summer. It will be available for $10, or 800 Microsoft Points.

Update: Also available on August 7 is the new single player Firefight Pack, which features "two powerful new weapons and five bonus weapons" available for $2, or 160 Microsoft space bucks.

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    August 2, 2012 1:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 'Leviathan' single player DLC announced.

    At its Summer Showcase, Electronic Arts announced the first story-driven single player DLC for Mass Effect 3.

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      August 2, 2012 1:35 PM

      Finally! Single player DLC instead of the endless stream of multi player.

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      August 2, 2012 1:38 PM

      Would it be silly to ask if this is will be free?

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        August 2, 2012 1:41 PM

        Highly unlikely.

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        August 2, 2012 1:42 PM

        Why would it be?

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          August 2, 2012 1:47 PM

          Just curious because every MP pack and the "improved" ending DLC have been free so far, I think.

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            August 2, 2012 1:56 PM

            MP packs are likely free to not splinter the MP market, and the ending stuff was probably free since it was a PR thing.

            They've charged for almost every single SP thing for their previous games, including weapon packs and new outfits. And definitively charged for all mission packs. So I would say it's a pretty safe bet that this will cost money.

            And I will happily pay whatever they are charging for it.

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              August 2, 2012 2:00 PM

              regarding MP, i think they make money through the selling of packs. but im sure splintering the game base is a concern, this isn't a COD game that will keep its players around for years. gotta keep the player base healthy some how.

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            August 2, 2012 2:01 PM

            and every single player DLC has cost $9.99 so far...

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              August 2, 2012 3:21 PM

              Not even close to correct:
              http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Downloadable_Content

              In fact only Lair of the Shadow Broker and From Ashes were $9.99 while Arrival, Pinnacle Station, Overlord and Kasumi was $5-7.

              So it most likely depends on the scope of the DLC.

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                August 2, 2012 4:19 PM

                I meant ME3. But I was still wrong. I forgot about that gay ending crap they made because of whiny ass fans, but From Ashes was $9.99.

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                  August 2, 2012 8:10 PM

                  The new endings were far superior to the original. They did not change the original outcomes, they expanded upon them.

                  Only a half flushed turd would claim otherwise.

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            August 2, 2012 2:04 PM

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            August 2, 2012 2:51 PM

            The MP stuff being free because of the semi-F2P nature of it. They've probably made a lot of money selling those packs for real money because I see lots of people with low N7 ratings with max'd out Ultra-Rare weapons and such. Wadmassi plays the most ME3 MP of anyone I know of and he just recently got the last one he was missing. The more content they produce, the more people willing to pay for an item will buy packs with real money.

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      August 2, 2012 1:57 PM

      Mass Effect 3's endings kind of kill my enthusiasm for single-player DLC.

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        August 2, 2012 2:07 PM

        same here. makes me kinda sad since i was looking forward to DLC even before the game was out. now i don't really care much about either.

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        August 2, 2012 2:09 PM

        I'll still play it, but it will be similar to this:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vexxzdu6zPA#t=20s

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        August 2, 2012 8:23 PM

        I'll check out the fan reviews first, the ending killed my enthusiasm too. If it's good I may still get it, but my fear is that the gameplay will be tedious like some parts of ME3 (especially London).

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      August 2, 2012 2:31 PM

      Is there anyone interested in SP content for ME3? I couldn't even be bothered to play through as renegade. =\

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        August 2, 2012 2:37 PM

        I'm very happy with the new ending(s), enough to where I will play through 1 - 3 again, but I never cared for DLC that happens pre-ending. At least with ME2 I had Lair of Shadow Broker and the other DLCs during my playthrough, I couldn't imagine going back to do them once I beat ME2.

        But knowing me, I'll probably get this anyway :P

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        August 2, 2012 3:23 PM

        Yes! I don't care at all about MP (in this or almost any game). I will buy every single piece of SP content they release without hesitation, as long as it's not purely aesthetics (like appearance packs in ME2). New weapons for SP? Bought. New missions for SP? Double bought.

        I haven't had time to get very far in my second lap, but I won't put that game away until I have every single achievement (including from DLCs) and I've done paragon, renegade and probably a MaleShep play-through as well.

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      August 2, 2012 2:43 PM

      how does this even work?

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        August 2, 2012 2:54 PM

        You buy/download/install and load up a save?


        Do you mean story wise? Most likely it is just a random mission like the Cerberus missions, so you can just go start it. That's how their previous DLC missions in ME2 were handled. Continuity wise? Who knows, but it is rumored to involve a rebellious Reaper.

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          August 2, 2012 3:15 PM

          After you finish the game, it automatically makes a save right before the point of no return, so when future DLC is released you can go straight to it.

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      August 2, 2012 2:52 PM

      The Reddit Informant strikes again.

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      August 2, 2012 3:58 PM

      Update: EA released new screenshots for the DLC, which you can find here: http://www.shacknews.com/article/75105/mass-effect-3-leviathan-single-player-dlc-announced, along with details on the single player Firefight Weapons Pack.

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