Leviathan! BioWare wants a Hello for its little friend! Lets hunt some Reapers (spoiler alert)
The origins of the Reapers are coming into the light as you travel the galaxy to find their secrets. Rumors of Reaper slayings are drifting back, leaving a trail of blood soaked breadcrumbs for Shepard travel. Shephard sets off to unravel the most closely guarded secret in the galaxy, hopefully before the Reapers hide the one truth silencing it forever to protect the Reaper Race. Shepard can put an end-all by Reaper-cide if he discovers the startling secret that has been wisely hidden for a star’s age. Coming later this summer there is no war, only the harvest.
The infamous events of Mass Effect 3 have passed and players pick up the pieces to be thrust into the darkest corners of space where they will hunt a mysterious being rumored to be powerful enough to destroy a Reaper. Its a race against time, BUT they will begin to unravel the secret of the Leviathan. Unncharted systems are explored and new areas on the Citadel open, interaction with brand new characters is supposed to be a blast and the pride of the development team, players get to unlock the AT-12 Raider shotgun and M-55 Argus Assault Rifle while discovering more about the mysterious history of the Reapers.
Is the Leviathan just a rumor? Nopes!
“Commander Shepard is the ruthless and practical kind of science fiction hero who will work with anyone to fight the Reapers: Vorcha, Krogan, even the Geth. But things are apparently going to be a little weirder in Mass Effect 3‘s upcoming “Leviathan” DLC, which has been confirmed by some knowledgeable inside talent.
Initially tagged as a mere rumor due to some not-so-well-hidden source code in the “Extended Cut” DLC, Eurogamer now reports that the Leviathan DLC is real. And it’s probably fantastic.
In an interview with voice actor Anthony Skordi, Eurogamer has learned that the UK talent (who hilariously has the Reaper’s name misspelled in his very own IMDB profile) will be voicing the titular synthetic goliath, which can actually join Shepard’s forces in the galatic war:
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The add-on, set before Mass Effect 3′s ending, will centre on a traitorous Reaper named Leviathan.
Leviathan has been separated from the rest of the Reaper forces after killing one of its own kind.
Shepard meets Skordi’s character after being sent to rescue scientist Ann Brynson. She’s being held at the Reaper-indoctrinated mining facility that Leviathan controls.” Source: Eurogamer
Based on the gameplay elements of Mass Effect 3, its pretty obvious this new mission allows you to enlist the rogue Reaper as a War Asset, as part of the Galaxy at War metagame feature.
Hopefully, we can enjoy this- but I am still dubious after the shennanighans of the infamous ending that players can be won over quickly, but with a good game- it can happen. Buyers are Gunshy. Plus this is smacking of Serenity,once they chase down a secret- they discover man is the cause of THEIR Reapers who hunt men…as they were once men! So if Mr Hammer himself jumps out, thats it! But Bioware has never led us astray before…right?
BioWare is thrilled to launch our first ever title on a Nintendo console and our Mass Effect team is very proud to have the critically acclaimed Mass Effect 3 experience brought to the Wii U as a launch title.
Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U features a brand new control scheme designed to incorporate the Wiipad. It will also feature bonus DLC including the Extended Cut, an Interactive back story covering previous events in the Mass Effect universe, and Mass Effect 3′s critically acclaimed Multiplayer experience.
Available on PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Cost is $10 or 800 Microsoft points.