BioWare Unveils The Cerberus Network An In-Game Pipeline for Downloadable Content in Mass Effect 2

January 19, 2010

BioWare
Unveils ‘The Cerberus Network’ – An In-Game Pipeline for Downloadable Content in
Mass Effect 2

On January 26 Mass Effect 2
Players Can Download Exciting Bonus Content

BioWare today revealed ‘The Cerberus
Network’, an in-game portal in Mass Effect 2 that will keep fans engaged with
the rich and dynamic Mass Effect universe through downloadable content (DLC) and
news. ‘The Cerberus Network’ is activated exclusively by original purchasers of
Mass Effect 2 through a single-use unlock code that comes included in retail and
digital versions of the game worldwide. ‘The Cerberus Network’ is a conduit for
players to receive bonus content as well as daily messages and news on upcoming
releases for Mass Effect 2 for no extra charge. For players who do not buy the
game new, ‘The Cerberus Network’ can be unlocked through a one-time, in-game
purchase of a new activation code*.

Mass Effect 2 is the first
blockbuster video game release of 2010, having recently been named as one of the
“Most Anticipated Games of the Year” by the New York Times, IGN and Wired.

“The Cerberus Network augments and
extends the rich universe of Mass Effect 2,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder,
BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. “We’re thrilled to
be able to reward loyal BioWare and Mass Effect fans with ongoing, high quality
content and provide a direct channel for our players to dive deeper into the
intriguing lore of Mass Effect.”

Players who access ‘The Cerberus
Network’ will receive the first DLC pack on January 26th (launch day in North
America) featuring new missions and in-game items. Included in this pack is a
mission that introduces Zaeed, a rugged and deadly gun-for-hire who is recruited
to join Commander Shepard’s mission to save mankind.

After launch, BioWare will release
another DLC pack for Mass Effect 2 that introduces the Hammerhead, a new vehicle
in the Mass Effect universe. This agile hover tank features improved handling on
rough terrain and maneuvers deftly in combat — a necessity for players
traveling across harsh planetary environments throughout the galaxy. In addition
to this new vehicle, BioWare will release new missions and unique in-game items,
including Cerberus Assault Armor which boost shields, health and heavy weapon
ammo and the M-22 Eviscerator Shotgun.

The Mass Effect trilogy is an epic
science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien
life and mysterious, uncharted planets. In Mass Effect 2, players will step into
the role of the heroic Commander Shepard, commanding a crew of the most
dangerous operatives from across the galaxy on a mission so challenging that
it’s potentially suicidal. Featuring intense shooter action, a rich futuristic
storyline, stunning space exploration and emotionally engaging characters, the
game delivers an unparalleled cinematic experience.

Mass Effect 2 is scheduled for
release on the Xbox 360 and PC on January 26, 2010 in North America and January
29, 2010 in Europe and has been rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB and ‘18+’ by
PEGI (please visit www.esrb.org
and www.pegi.eu for more
information on ratings). For more news from the development team, please follow
us on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/masseffect2
or visit the game’s official website at

http://masseffect.bioware.com/
.

* Activation is tied to a specific
EA Online account and is non-transferable.