Mass Effect 2 Arrival DLC Dated

The Arrival DLC pack for Mass Effect 2 is dropping on March 29, concluding the game’s storyline as Mass Effect 3 nears.

Mass Effect: Arrival will see Commander Shepard at the edge of the galaxy on a rescue mission, seeking out an undercover operative who may have evidence of an upcoming Reaper invasion. Admiral Hackett returns to play a prominent role in the DLC, which will be available for 560 Microsoft points on the Xbox 360, 560 BioWare points, or roughly $9 on the PlayStation 3. The 360 and PS3 version will also come with three new achievements and trophies, respectively.

BioWare has been teasing Arrival all week through their website, but today the studio finally revealed the last chapter of the game’s campaign. “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 of the 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.”

Mass Effect: Arrival will more than likely set things up nicely for Mass Effect 3, but how unfair is it on those who don’t want to pay for the content but still remain curious on how everything pans out? It’s not too nice a price, either, unless it has a cliffhanger to rival that of Assassin’s Creed 2. Cop it March 29 alongside a bunch of Mass Effect maniacs who will be edging to find out the game’s genuine ending.

Further good news for BioWare came from the BAFTAs earlier this week when Mass Effect 2 took home the best game award. It’s one of several that the games have picked up since the creation of the series in 2007.