So the Mass Effect 2 'Arrival' DLC could stand to be a little lengthier, especially after 'Overlord' and 'Lair of the Shadow Broker' spoiled all of us, but on the bright side, Del Rey and BioWare have a new Mass Effect novel coming out. Okay, so that doesn't have anything to do with the DLC, but maybe the book will be longer.
The new novel, titled Deception, won't be penned by Drew Karpyshyn like the previous three. Instead, Deception falls under another sci-fi/video game novel author -- a fellow by the name of William C. Dietz. You may recognize the name from Halo: The Flood, Resistance: The Gathering Storm, or whatever else.
The synopsis for the fourth Mass Effect novel sounds quite a bit like Jack's background in Mass Effect 2, centering around a young lady who was experimented on and given godly powers.
"Gillian was once the subject of horrifying scientific experiments, but now, after her rescue, she is beginning to master her amazing powers," reads Del Rey's description. "When she falls under the sway of a radical group who believe their powers make them superior to ordinary humans, she finds herself faced with a choice between her destiny…and her humanity."
Seeing as how the Illusive Man has his face plastered right there on the cover, we're thinking Cerberus is likely involved. Hell, maybe Gillian was a part of the same secret experiment project responsible for Jack.
Deception is expected to hit shelves (and online retailers) this fall.