Mass Effect 3 will be coming to the Wii U at launch, and with it a smattering of bonus content. Those purchasing BioWare’s epic on the Wii U can look forward to most of the game’s DLC and an exclusive weapon included free of charge.

Included with Mass Effect 3 Wii U will be  the widely criticized add-on, From Ashes. From Ashes received sizable fan backlash when it was revealed that it would be sold as day one DLC. Many felt cheated, as the $9.99 add-on content was not only painfully short but also centered around the fabled Prothean species – an integral component of the series’ lore. In the end, From Ashes failed to compare to past BioWare DLC offerings, ultimately eliciting less-than-favorable reviews (including our own).

Wii U owners will also have access to an exclusive heavy weapon, the M-597 Ladon. Joining the extra singleplayer content is all of the currently released multiplayer DLC. From the get go, Mass Effect 3 Wii U owners will have access to the Resurgence, Rebellion, and Earth map packs. This all comes in addition to the Extended Cut DLC, which had previously been confirmed for the Wii U version.

Mass Effect 3 From Ashes DLC Wii U

While the Wii U version of the game comes with the majority of the Mass Effect 3 DLC – most of which is available for free on other platforms – there is a noticeable component missing: Leviathan. The latest piece of Mass Effect 3 DLC was releases in late August for the PS3, 360 and PC, however has yet be confirmed for a Wii U release. It’s likely that Leviathan will release at a later date through the Wii U’s online store, though it would have been good on EA to include it as part of the full package.

Mass Effect 3 will release alongside the Wii U on November 18th. The game was released on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in March.

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