An accidental update to Microsoft's new Games on Demand service talked "new systems and worlds" for BioWare's Mass Effect, including new gear.
Meanwhile BioWare's Casey Hudson warns players who like their Commander to "make sure you survive" his upcoming adventure, or its new Shepard for you come Mass Effect 3.
Developer BioWare revealed they have another DLC cooking for Mass Effect, which is believed to revolved around some new space station or something. Well Microsoft and some trigger happy technician somewhere may have accidentally spilt more beans than they'd like...
"Download new systems and worlds to visit! Meet new characters and encounter never before seen alien species! Find new weapons, armor and items as you experience a whole new adventure!" read the game's description, which has since been banished from the net.
This would excite many Mass Effect fans as the Bring Down the Sky DLC only added one new location to the galactic map, and didn't pack any new gear for adventurous Commanders.
The stakes in Mass Effect 2 seem to have gotten higher it seems, now Shepard really does run the risk of being dead. "In Mass Effect 2, you (as Commander Shepard) are faced with what appears to be a suicide mission: taking a team into the heart of enemy territory where you shouldn’t have any chance of coming back alive," Hudson says in an .
"Your survival therefore is based on how well you’ve built a team – who you recruited, how well-equipped they are, and whether they’re loyal to you. Loyalty (and the things you’ll do to earn it) is a central part of the game, and it is critical to Shepard surviving the final mission."
The return of morality (Paragon/Renegade) is big and should have a far greater impact in decisions and how the story ends, but they won't decide your Commander's "readiness to survive the final mission," warned Hudson.
"When we say that Shepard can die in Mass Effect 2, it’s not something that happens at points in the middle of the game. Yes, you can “die” in gameplay as normal but that’s not what we’re talking about here."
"When you get to the very end of the story in Mass Effect 2, you will get one of a wide variety of climactic and satisfying endings. Depending on how prepared you were, your ending may involve Shepard making the ultimate sacrifice to accomplish the mission."
"...all characters, death in Mass Effect 2 means they won’t show up in Mass Effect 3," he added.
Like the square chiselled jaw of your Commander Shepard? Then you'd better make sure they survive the ordeal, ready to kick more galactic rear end in Mass Effect 3.
"...if your Shepard dies in the end of Mass Effect 2, that’s the end of him / her. In that case, you can play Mass Effect 3 as “a” Shepard – just not “your” Shepard." Be sure to check out Casey Hudson's for more juicy post E3 details on Mass Effect 2.