Mass Effect 2, why do you have to keep playing games with my heart? A week ago you release a DLC pack  that is little more than horse armor, and now you come back to my doorstep with flowers and chocolates. “I’m back, Rory, and I’ve got some good DLC just for you.” Oh, Mass Effect 2, I could never stay angry at you!

BioWare announced Mass Effect 2‘s new DLC pack Overlord this morning; a new pack of missions surrounding the mysterious events of an experimental, malicious AI on the loose. The Overlord DLC pack will cost you 560 Microsoft/BioWare points for your Xbox 360/PC. No release date has been announced at this time.

Here’s the Overlord description from BioWare’s DLC page:

When sent to investigate a Cerberus research base that’s mysteriously gone silent, Shepard arrives to find Geth overrunning the base. The sole survivor, Chief Scientist Archer, paints a dire picture: an experiment to fuse a human volunteer with a virtual intelligence created a dangerous hybrid “VI overlord”. The rampaging VI has already attacked three other Cerberus bases, controlling any technology it finds in an attempt to break free—and unleashing Geth across the planet. Unless Shepard can infiltrate the VI’s fortress and shut it down, this homicidal intelligence will beam itself-off planet and wreak havoc on other systems. The action unfolds over five new level areas, with two new achievements.

It’s great to see that BioWare has some quality DLC coming through the pipeline still. Some people might say that as long as there is a balance between good DLC and horse armor, all is well. Taking advantage of a customer’s faith in a franchise is never a good thing in my book. That’s a discussion for a larger article though, I suppose.

Check out some great new screenshots from the upcoming DLC:

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Interested in heading back to Mass Effect 2 for some new missions, Ranters?

Source: BioWare DLC

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