Capcom may be the developer most notorious for having on-disc DLC, but it’s proving to not be the only one. Fans claim to have found text files and a plot summary on BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 disc for the upcoming DLC pack, Omega. Warning: spoilers ahead!
As you could probably guess from the DLC’s title, the content revolves around the Omega Station, where Overlord Aria T’Loak has been overthrown by the Illusive Man and Cerberus. As Shepard, players will be tasked to help Aria reclaim the Omega Station, and will unlock some Element Zero as a reward. A more complete plot summary can be found below:
“Aria tells you that Omega is now under a blockade from Cerberus. Since a direct attack didn’t work, Cerberus is now trying to starve Omega into submission by blockading supply ships coming in through the regular Omega relay. The level’s appearance will change to reflect this – the Afterlife has gone quiet, the music is off, the flashing lights are gone, maybe a soup kitchen has taken over the dance floor. Aria requests that you steal into the blockade and board the command ship. Take down the blockade so Omega can be resupplied.
As punishment for breaking the neutrality pact, Cerberus launches an attack against Omega. The enemy is attempting to destroy Omega’s shields, which will allow asteroids and meteors to smash into the station. You must repel the assault and ensure the shield remain operational.”
For full details of what the fans have found on the ME3 disc, go here.
This news comes just a week after BioWare let it drop that it was brainstorming for Mass Effect 4. Given the already-controversial nature of Mass Effect 3 with its day-one DLC, does this discovery of on-disc DLC add to the perceived poor handling of Mass Effect 3? Or is it no big deal?