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ME2 Arrival DLC gets a date

ME2 Arrival DLC gets a date

Bioware and EA have announced the release date of the final Mass Effect 2 mission, Arrival. It will be on March 29 for 560MSP or 6€. PR and two screens inside.
Update: 2 screens added.


At the furthest edge of the galaxy, the Reapers are preparing to make their return. Will Commander Shepard have what it takes to stand in their way? BioWare is announcing today Mass Effect: Arrival, the thrilling final mission for Mass Effect 2. Available for download on March 29, 2011, Mass Effect: Arrival will also include three new achievements for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC and three new trophies on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The PDLC pack will be available for 560 MS Points on Xbox 360, £5.49 on PlayStation Network and also available for PC for 560 BioWare Points at <73ad>

In Mass Effect: Arrival, Commander Shepard is sent to the edge of the galaxy to rescue an undercover operative who may have evidence of an imminent Reaper invasion that has been looming since the very beginning of the series. Returning and playing a prominent role in Mass Effect: Arrival is fan favorite Admiral Hackett, who is voiced by legendary science-fiction actor Lance Henriksen (Alien, Terminator).

“All year, we have been extremely honored and humbled by the reception we have received for Mass Effect 2 from players around the world, including our post release DLC”, said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer, Mass Effect series. “Mass Effect: Arrival is an exciting extension to Mass Effect 2 and will show players just how close the Reapers are to returning and completing their deadly harvest.”

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Commented on 2011-03-18 15:56:08
Some of the better screenshots are missing but the one with the relay in the background looks SOO good!! Day 1 man
Commented on 2011-03-18 16:17:00
Great! ME2 is a great game, love Bioware for their DLC support
Commented on 2011-03-18 16:28:25
Haven't played ME2 yet, and would rather buy it with all DLC in the same package à la Fallout 3 GOTY.
Commented on 2011-03-18 17:35:22
wow thats the week after next:). Looking forward to some more ME2 action.
Commented on 2011-03-18 17:48:33
My body & mind are ready.
Commented on 2011-03-18 18:36:50
Is this the only real DLC for Mass Effect 2 or are there previous ones? And if yes, can I just download them of XBL?
Commented on 2011-03-18 18:52:42
Yes there are other ones and I think you may be able to get them of XBL. Lair of the shadow broker is a really good one to get.

At least Bioware know how much DLC is actually worth, *cough*(Reach)*cough*.

On topic this looks to be great, a fine ending to what was easily one of the best games this gen.
Commented on 2011-03-19 22:27:18
I'm going to play this game one more time before March 29 just to catch up on the storyline. How're the other DLCs?
Commented on 2011-03-20 18:27:13 In reply to MorrisSchaeffer
Posted by MorrisSchaeffer
Is this the only real DLC for Mass Effect 2 or are there previous ones? And if yes, can I just download them of XBL?
- Kasumi Stolen Memory
- Overlord
- Lair of the Shadow Broker
- Arrival

There was also, Zaeed: The Price of Revenge, and Firewalker, both of which comes with the Cerberus Network.

I have been saving all the post-release DLC releases for one final run-thru the game on max difficulty. Am I the only one who wish more companies would get their DLC out of the way on a more timely basis. At this point I have been holding on to Mass Effect 2 for over a year now, but I could not help wish that more companies would follow the Fallout 3 DLC model . . . you know, wait a couple months after release for the first DLC, and then release a new DLC pack every six weeks after. A seven month gap between DLC releases is not exactly . . . well, if these things were like major expansions (Oblivion: Shivering Isles, GTA4: The Ballad of Gay Tony), it would be a different story; the wait time is expected. But most DLC adventures are pretty short, and that being the case, it certainly would be nicer to get them out on a more timely schedule, is all I am saying.

Anyway, will finally be nice to wrap things up in prep for Mass Effect 3. On the subject of which, am I the only person who gets the feeling MA3 is going to slip into next spring? And truth be told, considering that Skyrim is coming out in November, I'd hate to see the two compete directly for gamers' RPG dollars, and wind up cannibalizing each others market share, because they were released too close to each other.
Commented on 2011-03-20 19:01:34
That guy in the 4th pic look like Zaeed.
Commented on 2011-03-20 20:39:20 In reply to FreeSwag
Posted by FreeSwag
I'd hate to see the two compete directly for gamers' RPG dollars, and wind up cannibalizing each others market share, because they were released too close to each other.
This is the only problem for 2011 especially late (3rd or 4th quarter) 2011, so many great titles are coming out that have a huge fanbase and/or high anticipation for the game.

Now in late 2011 I have Deus Ex: HR, Mass Effect 3, Skyrim and Rage all competing for my attention in the RPG area, and I want all of them!

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