‘Mass Effect 3′ Citadel DLC Trailer Gets The Band Back Together

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Commander Shepard’s final mission (depending on how you view the closing of the game’s campaign) has arrived in the form of Mass Effect 3: Citadel. And to send the galaxy’s savior off in style, the developers at BioWare have crafted a mission to bring all past characters back into the fray.

If the official trailer is anything to go by, that means plenty of laughs, a lot of action, and more than enough chances to enjoy some romantic encounters by the time it’s done. Still no co-op story missions though (sorry).

As was evidenced in the ‘Citadel’ screenshots previously released, the conspiracy to find and kill Commander Shepard will send the Normandy’s commanding officer into some death-defying locales. He’ll need every bit of help that he can get from the likes of Urdnot Wrex, Liara T’Soni, and the downloadable crew member Zaeed Massani (in one of the late Robin Sachs’ last roles).

Mass Effect 3 Citadel Trailer

Of course, that doesn’t mean even the bravest fighters need a bit of downtime. As can be seen in the trailer, Shepard will now be given a living space on the Citadel, complete with a space-piano, space-television, and unless we’re mistaken, a space-jacuzzi (the romance angle is being pushed pretty hard).

With almost every past potential romantic partner shown in the trailer, there’s a good chance that more time and energy will be spent on rounding out the relationships players had built over the past games. Since those were some of the series’ most successful aspects where player investment was concerned, that’s a good thing.

When Shepard is done rekindling old flames (although after seeing Miranda’s outfit, we’re not making any promises) there is also the new Silver Coast Casino and additional combat arena to pass the time. A good chunk of the released achievements seem to be connected to proficiency in the combat simulator, so hopefully the challenge is worth the time investment for completionists.

Mass Effect 3 Citadel Miranda Shepard

As testament to just how large a mission has been crafted for players with ‘Citadel,’ BioWare has confirmed that it is too large for the 2GB limit for Xbox Live add-on content. As a result, Xbox 360 owners will need to download ‘Part 1′ of the DLC for the standard $14.99 price, then download ‘Part 2′ which is available for free. We can’t say how satisfying the content will be, but BioWare wasn’t joking that this would be the most substantial DLC for the game yet.

Mass Effect 3: Citadel releases for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on March 5 for $14.99.

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Source: BioWare

TAGS: BioWare, Electronic Arts, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360

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  1. $15 fan service pack.

    Let’s party while Earth is being destroyed!

    *sigh*

  2. I really wish this was post ending. I also wish this affected the damned game over all. I will give props for adding love interest content and saying that it wasn’t going to do anything to the ending. I can’t buy it, just like the other DLC’s. I’m done. I wanted to like the EC, but I didn’t feel like the elaborated on the breathing scene enough. Also ME4 isn’t going to have Shepard so that means the breathing scene is a loss end if I’ve ever seen one. WTF bioware.

    • ME4 is going to be a completely different story based in the rich ME universe so no nothing is a loss; I for one am really excited.

  3. Miranda looks even hotter and story looks interesting.

  4. I love how this seems, really. I’m happy with it. But it still doesn’t fix the ending. And by the way, did I see Kolyat in the trailer? Perhaps he loads as a C-Sec liaison. That would be cool.

  5. This is an insulting, expensive final send-off to ME3′s single-player fans, those same fans that made the series so successful. Why would Shepard need everyone back together to counter another bunch of enemies, when he has taken down similar threats for years with a three-man team? I had planned on purchasing this DLC just to have a full game, but this is so far off the Shepard canon that I’ve fought under for years that I just can’t bring myself to purchase it. It’s a patronizing piece of trash. No more games from Bioware/EA for me.

  6. Shepard owning an apartment on the Citadel makes sense and is a really cool idea. I’m very excited for this last DLC and hope it makes up for the lackluster DLC of the past

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