Bits of dialogue believed to be part of the next “Mass Effect 3” DLC have surfaced on HoldTheLine.com, a fan website dedicated to all things involving BioWare’s space-shooter adventure game. A fan data-mined the "Mass Effect 3" game disc and published their findings online, revealing some insight as to what may be included in the "Omega" download.
Warning: The following paragraphs contain spoilers into the new "Omega" DLC for Mass Effect 3. If you don't want to potentially learn anything about this game, stop reading here.
According to the allegedly leaked script, Omega Station boss Aria T’Loak will be ousted by Cerberus and forced to summon Commander Shepard to help retake the facility.
During the plot, Omega is under blockade from Cerberus and it is up to Shepard to take down this barrier. If he fails, the station could be starved into submission due to the lack of supply ships. Players must repel an assault to make sure that Omega’s shields remain operational, according to an interpretation of the script from CVG.
Zaeed Massani of “Mass Effect 2” is also said to make an appearance in the upcoming DLC, and will be joining forces with Cerberus.
The pieces of dialogue that were posted in the forum are scattered and out of order, and therefore can only be considered a tentative synopsis. Fans should also remember that this script has not been confirmed by BioWare.
“I was one of the few who managed to escape Omega when Cerberus invaded. Aria T’Loak got out too. Word is she wants to liberate the station. I hope you’ll consider helping her,” one section of dialogue reads.
This isn’t the first time a script has leaked prior to a “Mass Effect” DLC release. When the “Extended Cut” expansion launched at the end of June, a leak for “Leviathan” was found in the add-on’s files. This spoiler also came in the form of a script, and the files containing the dialogue were discovered after “Mass Effect 3” producer Mike Gamble had confirmed that “Leviathan” was in production.
Some of the information obtained from this leak was misinterpreted, however. The character Leviathan was initially believed to be a Reaper, but it was later discovered that he is a creature known for killing Reapers.
Last week a blog post from BioWare officially unveiled the “Omega” DLC with a tentative release date during the fall season. But even more surprising for “Mass Effect” fans was the revelation that a new full-length game is currently in development.
“But the ‘Mass Effect universe is vast, and Casey [Hudson] and our teams have plans for another full game,” BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn wrote. “'Where to go next?’ with such a project has been a question a lot of us have been asking, and we’d love to hear your ideas.”
This announcement comes on the heels of BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk’s retirement from the company.
The development team has not divulged any further details on whether or not the game in production will be a “Mass Effect 4,” but the studio reportedly plans to roll out more DLCs over the next six months after "Omega.”