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New Mass Effect 2 character, DLC announced

New Mass Effect 2 character, DLC announced

Bioware has detailed a new paid-for DLC coming for Mass Effect 2, one which will add a new character.

Bioware and Electronic Arts have announced a new pack of downloadable content for Mass Effect 2 is on the way - one which will add a whole new squadmate into the mix.

Dubbed Kasumi's Stolen Memory, the pack will be released on April 6th, according to Joystiq.

The new character in question will be the titular Kasumi, a thief you meet up with on the citadel and who comes with her own weapon, loyalty quest and special ability for players to unlock.

The new loyalty quest will entail a double-cross, art dealer and the use of disguises, but that's all Bioware's been willing to reveal for now. Kasumi's exclusive weapon will be a new Locust SMG, while her ability is a flashbang grenade.

The content won't be free, though there's no word on price just yet - apparently Bioware has yet to decide how much they think it is worth, though the quest alone will offer an extra hour and half of gameplay.

Another new free add-on was released recently too - check the Cerebus Network for access to the new Arc Projector heavy weapon, if you missed it. Head on over to our Mass Effect 2 review if you want to know more, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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proxess 12th March 2010, 12:34 Quote
Pff nothing beats meeting Alyx in the Combine Citadel...
Adnoctum 12th March 2010, 12:48 Quote
Wow, a whole hour and a half of extra gameplay. Can't wait to pay too much for it.
Fizzban 12th March 2010, 14:23 Quote
There is extra content coming out later this month too. Hammerhead tank + 5 missions. Free, if like me you bought the Collectors Edition and are a Cerberus Network member. If not then you have to pay to become one.
Yemerich 12th March 2010, 16:06 Quote
what about miranda using a miniskirt?
thehippoz 12th March 2010, 16:22 Quote
ah those fackers.. going to get me to play through the game again XD
BioSniper 12th March 2010, 16:43 Quote
I'd prefer it if they allowed gay (lesbian to be exact) relationships instead. There is no RP if I can't RP it how *I* want to.
CardJoe 12th March 2010, 16:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by BioSniper
I'd prefer it if they allowed gay (lesbian to be exact) relationships instead. There is no RP if I can't RP it how *I* want to.

Meh. There reasons for not doing it are perfectly valid, IMHO.
sheninat0r 12th March 2010, 20:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by BioSniper
I'd prefer it if they allowed gay (lesbian to be exact) relationships instead. There is no RP if I can't RP it how *I* want to.

To reiterate, Bioware has said that in Mass Effect you play as Commander Shepard, who already exists on his own, not as some random hero. Compare this to Dragon Age, where you play as your own character and subsequently have the freedom to do whatever you want with whoever you want. I agree with Joe.
Mentai 12th March 2010, 22:18 Quote
I've just about finished my rerun of ME1, have ME2 installed and ready to go... But I love thief characters! I don't want to have to wait until April to play it :(
GiantStickMan 14th March 2010, 21:44 Quote
Awesome! Can't wait, will be buying this one th day it comes out. Just finished ME2 last night and loved every second of it, bring on more i say!!
Unknownsock 15th March 2010, 09:38 Quote
Although i loved ME2 i wish they did loyalty quests more uniquely rather than them all being acquired the same way.
And an extra hour and half gameplay equals about an hour max for us gamers i guess :o

Maybe im being sceptical but its a game i just cant imagine buying DLC for unless i start a new game.
Also the bounty hunter character that already got added on launch had almost nothing to do with the story, why add another?
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