July 31st, 2008
I don't know if you got Mass Effect so far, because I must shamefully admit I haven't. Unfortunately, I happen to know a few more people that would love to play BioWare's game, but some of them only had the time to purchase a copy, while others didn't manage to do at least that. Anyway, here's something to make you go for it - Mass Effect 2! Whoops...did I just say "Mass Effect 2?" Yes, I did, and I must excuse myself. Make that "first downloadable content pack," all right?
Called "Bring Down the Sky," this pack for Mass Effect was announced by BioWare and Electronic Arts earlier today, and comes for free, but there's a little problem. Obviously, you gotta have the original game, but this is not the problem, because those PC gamers get this addon more than 3 months after the Xbox 360 version, so this could be a problem for some.
Anyway, here you have the details...
- Introduces a new race: The vile batarians
- New achievement to unlock<-180x150 Small Rectangle - right->
- Explore a new uncharted world
- Find it on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 MS points
- Approximately 90 minutes game time
...and the little story coming to introduce this addon goes like this "A batarian extremist group has hijacked a mobile asteroid station in the Asgard system, setting it on a collision course with the nearby colony world of Terra Nova. Only you, and the hand-picked crew of the Normandy, can save the millions of innocent civilians before the asteroid completes its deadly descent.
This first downloadable content pack further expands the Mass Effect universe and continues the adventures of Commander Shepard and the Normandy crew."
The installer is pretty large, with over 300MB in size for the English and Spanish versions, going as high as 512MB, for the German version. To download it, simply go to the Mass Effect for PC page and follow the instructions there. Good luck!