That New ‘Mass Effect 3′ Ending Some of You Wanted is Coming Tomorrow

Hey, remember how the video game corner of the Internet kind of flipped its collective lid about the ending of Mass Effect 3? You know, how there were threats of class action lawsuits, an FTC complaint over false advertising, and even an investigation in the U.K. about whether the way BioWare handled the ending of the game constituted false advertising.

Well, the promised “Extended Cut” free DLC for BioWare’s final chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy will be available tomorrow to hopefully clear up any questions concerns some of you still have about the ending of series.

More details after the jump.

The 1.9 GB free download promises to expand upon the original ending(s) of the game without substantially altering them, according to a post on BioWare’s blog. The “Extended Cut” will have additional scenes as well as an epilogue “explaining” the controversial endings to the game. Essentially, it’s going to make explicit what was implied or could be assumed from the original endings, and if I’m reading this correctly, it’ll articulate how your success or failure impacted the ending of the campaign.

Here’s the official line from BioWare:

The Extended Cut expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 through additional scenes and epilogue sequences. It provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings.

For more information about the “Extended Cut,” BioWare has put together several video interviews with the game’s developers. The Mass Effect 3: The Extended Cut DLC will be available starting tomorrow for the 360, PS3, and PC in North America.

[Source BioWare blog via Wired]

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