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Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC releases on June 26

Friday, 22 June 2012 18:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Electronic Arts has announced the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC will be available on June 26.

The pack expands upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3 through dditional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes. It is said to provide deeper insight to Commander Shepard’s journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers.

Below, you will also find a video interview with between Mass Effect 3′s community manager Jessica Merizan and producer Casey Hudson, and lead writer Mac Walters as they discuss the additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes.

Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut will be a free download on PC PS3 and Xbox 360. UK PS3 users will be able to download the DLC on June 27 with the regularly scheduled PS Store update.

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29 Comments

  1. KAP

    Those anybody still care?
    I was one of those who loved ME3 then to get sucker punched with an WTF ending.
    My question is though is will people actually buy this again after the obvious probability of trading it in like I have?

    I guess this is where YouTube comes in handy.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Stewn

    This is the perfect excuse to dust ME3 off!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. roadkill

    I care! Thank you Bioware! If the ending is at least decent it’ll be a good enough reason for me to finish my fifth ME2 play-through and then advance that character through ME3. Fingers crossed now. :))

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    Awesome. Can’t wait.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    Sweet I have another reason to restart ME3. Can’t Wait!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Clupula

    So I guess this means I have to do that Galaxy at War shit again? Well, it’s a good thing I didn’t do anything excessively stupid like trade it in or anything.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    Video featuring community manager Jessica Merizan, producer Casey Hudson, and lead writer Mac Walters discussing the added content has been added.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. lkm

    Only the ending will be changed right?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Froseidon

    @8 – The ending isn’t being changed, they’re just explaining it through a few extra cut-scenes.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. m2stech

    There’ll be a new romance option with a She-Reaper!

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Night Hunter

    I actually had few problems with the ending, just with the ending sequence, felt kinda abrupt and just weird like they ran out of time.

    The only two things they should really fix apart from the ending sequence is

    SPOILER, OBVIOUSLY!

    They should give you the possibility to challenge spacekids logic and they should really extend the scene as a whole and give you more information on why the reapers are doing what they are doing. As it is now a lot of things are (strongly) implied (saving civilizations in the form of a reaper but at the same time removing the risk of unleashing synthetics on the galaxy who will wipe out ALL synthetic life, space faring or otherwise and thereby actually protecting the still underdeveloped species). Actually I thought it was a damn shame that the writing was so … simplistic in these aspects as it lead to this oversimplified piece of shit meme: http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/2/25613/2147028-yodawgme.jpg

    It just felt like a lot of people didn’t get it because they just left the whole thing out there without really spelling it out and if television has learned us anything it is: make your plot as clear as humanly possible because people will not understand it otherwise. If you have to spell it out for them, do it, make it absolutely plain, hell, say the same thing 3 times if necessary so people will really get it!

    Just my 2 cents of course

    #11 3 years ago
  12. daytripper

    As a fan I felt disappointed in the ending but I would love to see this constructive criticism Casey Hudson was talking about, all I have read is insults and people being done with the series. Now since this DLC date has been announced today all I have read on various forums like neogaf, euro gamer etc is how players won’t download it but intend to YouTube it, the dlc is a waste of time as nobody cares about the series and the DLC will be rubbish anyway. I love thought out criticism and ideas to improve things yet I’m not seeing it.

    Seriously you expect criticism for anything creative but the constant flow of negativity today in some parts to me is too much, too much hyperbolic shit it makes me wonder why people thrive on it so much. This community can be bad at times but no where near as much as some.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Night Hunter

    @12: I wholeheartedly agree, although I think that there was a lot of constructive criticism. It was just drowned out by a lot of “BIOWARE IS DEAD TO ME!” You know, because all caps is super serious ;)

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Samuel

    I wasn’t one of the people who flipped out over the ending or anything, but while listening to what he’s saying in this video, I could only think, “why wasn’t this in the game in the first place?”

    The things he’s saying, like you’ll see the consequences of all your decisions made throughout all the games reflected in the ending… that’s what I, and I think most people, expected all along. And I think that’s reasonable. I love Bioware but why they didn’t think to include that in the game from the start is beyond me.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Night Hunter

    @14: I would guess because of the story leak. They tried to write a different ending and ran out of time, plain and simple …

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    @15 What was the ending of the story leak, actually? I’ve never read it, so I have no absolutely idea if it’s remotely similar or not.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Henry

    @16 Reaper was still good guys in the leaked script. They were trying to save the Universe from being devoured by Dark Matter, something foreshadowed in the ME2 mission where Tali joined you.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Henry

    @8 New scenes will be added from the Cerberus Base mission onwards. So, to experience all new contents of Extended Cut, you need to load a save prior to the Cerberus Base mission.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. viralshag

    I was disappoint by the ending in my first run of ME3 but I thought everything else was superb. I’m just going to use this as an excuse to replay a brilliant game.

    If it’s not much better than the first time, then I’m sure I will get over it again like the last time. No biggie.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. DarthPenguin

    Personally, I’m excited about this. I was ok with the ending, and MANY of the decisions I had made throughout the course of the 3 games reached their conclusions before the game ended, anyway. I honestly think that if ME3 had been its own standalone game instead of the end to an epic journey, no one would have said anything bad about the ending. What I really want to know is, what happens after? I mean, I have play-throughs where Shep is romantically involved with Tali, Liara, Ashley, Garrus, Jack, and Traynor. I want to know where these relationships go if Shepard survives, ESPECIALLY with Tali. As far as the people who have traded the game in already, well, if you visit sites like this one, then you probably knew this dlc was coming, and for free, and shouldn’t have traded the game in, and shouldn’t be griping about it now.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    @17 Wow, that’s even worse than what we got.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. YoungZer0

    @21: It probably would’ve made more sense. What i don’t get is why there needs to be a twist ending at all. The goal was clear, everyone just wanted to save earth and be done with it. No, no Deus Ex Machina, please.

    Why destroy a simple but satisfying ending with mindfuck that doesn’t make sense?

    #22 3 years ago
  23. bo_7md

    Most of the complaints were around the fact that the end didn’t reflect all your choices in the games (1,2,3). the ME series has always been about choice, and the ending changes with every choice you make; in 3 people were surprised that they get the same 3 endings no matter how they played previously.

    The story didn’t make sense, and is proof that artistic writing is actually a talent not a skill. It felt more like a book with torn pages than a subtle story. A lot of missing information that they apparently removed to keep it vague added-up to create the LoL piece they gave people.

    Personally, the most annoying thing they did was adopt the Indoctrination theory and not own up to their problems.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    @23 Or maybe they didn’t adopt it at all and people are just assuming shit.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Henry

    @23
    >>”proof that artistic writing is actually a talent not a skill”
    LOL

    >>”the most annoying thing they did was adopt the Indoctrination theory”
    No, I don’t think they are adopting IT. They explicitly said that the Extended Cut will not change the ending drastically. It will just expand the current endings.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. GwynbleiddiuM

    Let’s face it, if it was something that was good and BioWare actually worked on it with great care, it would’ve been on ad boards of every website like all the marketing EA does for their DLCs. If it was any good they wouldn’t have announced it 3 days before releasing it. I sure hope so that I’m wrong on this but it feels that way.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Why would they go to any great length to advertise this? The ending they had to write because of a fan lashback? Their probably embarrassed by the whole thing.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Cozzy

    @27 And the fact they aren’t making money off it so why would they pay for the advertisements.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Henry

    Yeah, it’s an embarrassing incident and will not make more money, so it’s understandable that they choose not to advertise it.

    But announcing it with such a short notice is still weird. I don’t get it either.

    #29 3 years ago

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    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]