Mass Effect 3

New Mass Effect 3 DLC in the Works, "All Hands on Deck" At BioWare

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A few hints pointing towards the next Mass Effect 3 add-on have been dropped by BioWare, with the developer looking to follow-up Omega with something that apparently has "high potential for tears". Under development at BioWare Edmonton, the expansion will be having a lot of attention lavished upon it, with no less than eight writers, including lead scribe Mac Walters, working on the upcoming content.

"It's all hands on deck for this one. Pretty much every Mass Effect 3 DLC writer here in Edmonton is involved," BioWare Level Designer Jos Hendriks writes on the BioWare Forum. "If my math skills are correct [that means] eight."

Mass Effect 3's composer Sam Hulick will also return for the DLC, with his last work on the game being writing the score for the Extended Cut add-on. His work was absent from both Leviathan and Omega. "What I'm up to lately: working on an unannounced Mass Effect 3 DLC!", Hulick posted on his Twitter feed. "More details on this coming later on."

"Tossing in piano and muted strings for this one particular piece. High potential for tears," Hulick added.

It's suggested that the next Mass Effect 3 DLC will take players back to the Citadel, based on hacked files taken from previous add-ons (the same file hacks outed Leviathan and Omega), and will also feature the return of Normandy pilot Joker, played by Seth Green.

"@SethGreen Thank you for yet another fantastic session. And thank you for being such a kind person," said BioWare Producer and Voice Director Caroline Livingstone on Twitter last week, essentially announcing Green's role on the DLC. "You are lovely!"

Kaidan Alenko voice actor Raphael Sbarge has also been back in the studio recording lines too according to his Twitter, which indicates Shepard could be reunited with his crew for this one, after teaming up with Aria T'Loak and Nyreen Kandros for Omega.

With From Ashes, Leviathan and Omega done and dusted, it looks like the next Mass Effect 3 DLC could be something substantial, and dare we say it, special.

[Via EG]


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US March 06, 2012
Europe March 09, 2012

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