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Mass Effect 2 has a new recruit

Mass Effect 2 has a new recruit

Bioware has put online some new screenshots and a press release for more details on their upcoming DLC for Mass Effect 2. Kasumi's Stolen Memory will be focused on the new character, Kasumi Goto. This downloadable content will be available in early April for 560 Microsoft/Bioware points.

Press Release:


Guildford, UK – March 22, 2010 – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today revealed an all-new playable character to the Mass Effect™ 2 universe, a master thief named Kasumi. Coming this April in North America and Europe, the Kasumi – Stolen Memory PDLC pack will introduce Kasumi Goto, the galaxy’s most enigmatic and cunning master thief. In addition to being able to recruit Kasumi in all new missions, players will be able to utilize her special skills as a member of Commander Shepard’s squad throughout the entire game. The Kasumi – Stolen Memory PDLC pack will be available for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system at a cost of 560 Microsoft points, and on PC for 560 BioWare points.

“Mass Effect 2 is BioWare’s highest Metacritic game to date, and we are excited to be able to expand that experience by introducing another engaging new character in Kasumi,” said Aaryn Flynn, Studio General Manager of BioWare Edmonton. “Kasumi – Stolen Memory is a testament to our promise to continue to provide fans with new, compelling, high quality post-launch content.”

Cerberus has procured the service of Kasumi Goto, the galaxy’s most enigmatic master thief. In return for her help, Kasumi has asked for Commander Shepard’s help on a dangerous heist to infiltrate the vault of a deadly master criminal named Donovan Hock. Players must gain Kasumi’s loyalty on the planet Bekenstein, where Hock is throwing a party for some of the galaxy’s richest and most deranged criminal minds. The mission: recover data of great importance to Kasumi, and to the galaxy at large. In addition to this new mission, players will also receive a new research upgrade, one new weapon, and a new achievement in this PDLC pack.
Prior to the launch of Kasumi in April, also being released on March 23 through the Cerberus Network is the Firewalker DLC pack, which includes five heart-pounding missions taking place on five uncharted worlds. Players will be able to explore planets and engage in combat in the new Hammerhead hover-tank.

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Commented on 2010-03-22 17:44:16
Can't frikkin wait, I've been putting off my Insane playthrough till this comes out.
Commented on 2010-03-22 17:45:49
SWEEEEEET!!!!

The big question: Will she be a possible love-interest? (especially if she can accompany you on all missions)

I hope that hover-tank isn't going to be as bad as the mako...
Commented on 2010-03-22 18:05:01
whats the value of "bioware points" compared to microsoft points?
Commented on 2010-03-22 18:32:17
does she have wristblades.......?
Commented on 2010-03-22 18:39:34
Nice piece of A33
Commented on 2010-03-22 18:40:19
SHE'S A REPLICANT DON'T TRUST HER!
Commented on 2010-03-22 18:43:06
Well, at least my character will have his chat-up line ready: "Love... oi, love. You've got a little something on your bottom lip. Yeah, just there. Got it? Excellent. Now let's go do the good stuff."
Commented on 2010-03-22 18:45:05
Damn, she's almost as stacked as Miranda. Watch Tali and Jack come back with "enhancements" in ME3.
Commented on 2010-03-22 18:47:02 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Well, at least my character will have his chat-up line ready: "Love... oi, love. You've got a little something on your bottom lip. Yeah, just there. Got it? Excellent. Now let's go do the good stuff."
Let me guess.... you're still single XD
Commented on 2010-03-22 18:47:59 In reply to Padje
Posted by Padje
does she have wristblades.......?
Right cause Ass Creed invented the hood.
Commented on 2010-03-22 19:00:25 In reply to Padje
Posted by Padje
Let me guess.... you're still single XD
Well I'm actually not single, but you make it sound like that's relevant?

Nothing wrong with having an affair with a videogame character. It's how God intended it.
Commented on 2010-03-22 19:02:53 In reply to Doomsong83
Posted by Doomsong83
Right cause Ass Creed invented the hood.
Sorry sorry it was a joke.. Please don't punch me in the face :(
Commented on 2010-03-22 20:20:30
She reminds me a lot of Tali ! To Similar !
Commented on 2010-03-22 22:08:15
Not bad value for 560 points. Certainly better than 1200 points for 5 maps for a certain FPS...
Commented on 2010-03-22 23:25:17
I hope her quest won't end up being yet another shooting gallery. Also, 560 points for this seem a bit steep. This should rather be closer to 320 points. But considering the ME2 costume pack is 160, EA knows they picked up a cash-cow with Bioware. Shame they're being such pigs about it, you can never put too much content in an RPG. I'll pass this one.
Commented on 2010-03-23 01:09:15
that costume pack is a complete ripp off.. 3 costumes for 160.. guess why know why they "streamlined" all the collectable armour in ME2.

560 seems alright for this..though i would of perfered it 400. But it should atleast offer a flesh out character and missions to go with it.

And atleast we're still getting the vehicle dlc free
Commented on 2010-03-23 01:55:56
she's sexy, very sexy
Commented on 2010-03-23 02:25:48
With all the FREE content they've given/are going to give you people sill fucking complain when they decide to charge for something.
Commented on 2010-03-23 08:05:02
Very good politics.....How make players to buy the DLC? Add titty chick in tight suit with sexy curves. Mission accomplished. :-)
Commented on 2010-03-23 10:49:44 In reply to Doomsong83
Posted by Doomsong83
With all the FREE content they've given/are going to give you people sill fucking complain when they decide to charge for something.
The fuck you mean "free"? We've already payed for it. The Cerberus Network access cost $15.
Commented on 2010-03-23 11:32:29
:) They sure know how to milk money from people who see boobs n ass in a game and jerk off. It's a matter of time they start selling pornography pack like DLC. Smart turn from MS.
Commented on 2010-03-23 12:29:12
They can keep it, my limit was 400 points and even then i wasnt happy dropping that much for such limited content. If you scaled this up, roughly 4x as much content to equal the price of awakening, it would pale in comparison. At the end of the day, it's gonna take very little time to complete and thats where real value is judged. I think the costume pack shows it perfectly, it adds nothing to the game, no extra play time, no changes but what your character looks like and it still costs 160msp.

Horse armour all over again methinks.
Commented on 2010-03-23 14:41:02
Looks like a sith warlord in that fifth screen:p
Commented on 2010-03-23 16:12:40 In reply to zlimness
Posted by FemaleTengu
Besides, no single DLCs so far was even worth actual money.

The 1200 MS Points are actually the price for all free DLCs together since you cant buy them on the marketplace itself....
The Charakter here is already know. Modders extracted sound files from this charakter etc.

1 1/2 hours of gameplay for one charakter + the mission? Everyone here can accomplish this in 10 Minutes or so. Same with the comming DLC for the "new" vehicle, the "Hammerhead". That thing is even shown on the last page in the artbook from the ME2 CE. Yeah, everything was soooo well planned.

Seriously, the game is so damn incomplete. It was just made for milking.


Thx EA, for ruining another awesome game.
Commented on 2010-03-23 16:18:54 In reply to FemaleTengu
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