mass-effect-3-leviathan-1 03 Aug

The Reapers are set to become less mysterious, as Bioware confirms the rumors of a single player DLC extension to Mass Effect 3 by the name of “Leviathan”. Posting the first details on the company’s official blog, the mid-game “Leviathan” episode promises further answers to the origin of the antagonistic meta-machines. New weapons, characters, and areas to explore have been hinted at, and IGN has confirmed that the DLC will add another rift to the game’s still slightly controversial ending.

In addition to “Leviathan”, Bioware let loose some details on a new weapon pack being made available. The “Firefight” DLC will include two brand new weapons, as well as five bonus weapons for use in the single player campaign. The first details on the RPG’s Wii U port were also given, Bioware confirming the new version will be a launch title for the system, and will take unique advantage of the GamePad controller. The game will include bonus DLC, the game’s multiplayer suite, and a comic book opening acting as an interactive prologue to the events of the first two games, similar to what was done for the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2.

Mass Effect 3‘s “Leviathan” expansion will arrive on 360, PC, and PS3 later this summer for $10 (800 Microsoft Points). The “Firefight” weapons pack will arrive next Tuesday, August 7th for the same systems at $2 (160 Microsoft Points).