Mass Effect 3: Omega Summary
Mass Effect scribe Ann Lemay describes one of the "simplest and smoothest" processes she's ever experienced in the video games industry and it surrounded the creation of the first female Turien - Nyreen.
Nyreen originally was an unremarkable asari, but Lemay saw an opportunity. If joined by a female Commander, it presents a "triumvirate of interesting, diverse, and powerful female characters."
Chris Priestly of BioWare has warned against thinking of the next Mass Effect instalment as a numerical increment to Mass Effect 3. It causes "a lot of confusion" among fans thinking of it as a straight sequel.
The Commander Shepard trilogy is done with, affirmed Priestly, which is the only 'revealed detail' about the next title. It's about 'what happens next in the Mass Effect Universe', and not 'after Shephard'.
Gamers have been studiously data-mining the latest update to Mass Effect 3 and have found something. Files allude to something called 'Reckoning' and it appears to add new online modes.
Specifically, BioWare will be adding new co-op modes that 'link' to single player decisions which include paragon/renegade points and overall progress. It will add six co-op story missions.
BioWare Edmonton is behind the next major story DLC piece for Mass Effect 3, taking over from BioWare Montreal's Omega tour of space duty. Designer Jos Hendriks said it's "all hands on deck".
Chief composer Sam Hulick teased there's "high potential for tears," in the new content as he focused on "piano and muted strings" for one piece. Actor Seth Green contributes to DLC this time.
Electronic Arts has released the launch trailer for the single player downloadable content pack Omega for Mass Effect 3.