[ME3] The Extended Cut

I’m one of the many gamers who were gravely disappointed with Mass Effect 3’s ending. After all the careful choices I’ve made in game, I was really dying to find out if the Krogans will have another rebellion, or if the Geth/Quarian relationship will last, at the end of the story. Sadly, those were denied to me. I never found out the fate of my companions and the galaxy that I fought for. There was no closure.

So, this morning, while looking for info about the ME3 Multiplayer Weekend Event at BioWare’s blog, I stumbled on a news that they’ll release an Extended Cut DLC for the game.

Anyways, some details:

The Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Extended Cut will include deeper insight to Commander Shepard’s journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers. The Extended Cut will be available to download at no additional charge for Mass Effect 3 game owners starting on June 26 for PC and Xbox 360 customers worldwide. Playstation 3 customers in North America will be able to download the Extended Cut DLC on June 26 and the rest of the world on July 4.

I’m so glad that we don’t have to wait that long, and we don’t have to pay for it too!

Here are some interesting things I gleamed from the FAQs:

What is included in the Extended Cut?

  • The Extended Cut expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 through additional scenes and epilogue sequences. It provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings.

Does the Extended Cut change the endings?

  • The Extended Cut is an expansion of the original endings to Mass Effect 3. It does not fundamentally change the endings, but rather it expands on the meaning of the original endings, and reveals greater detail on the impact of player decisions.

So, epilogue, closure, and free. Those are the things I wanted to hear. Hopefully, this DLC is as good as it sounds. We’ll find out Tuesday, I guess.

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