It was bound to come up sooner or later, Mass Effect 3 paid DLC details are starting to pop up. As is fairly common a voice actor from the project, likely unfamiliar with the secrecy involved in the gaming industry, let loose a few details about his role and lines. Anthony Skordi, oddly found due to loose dialogue lines found in the Extended Cut DLC, confirmed his inclusion in the upcoming Leviathan DLC. Spoilers follow, so stop here if you're going to rage!
Anthony Skordi says he voices the titular character Leviathan, a reaper. The Leviathan is in what appears to be self-imposed exile after killing one of its own kind, though the reasoning behind this is left unsaid. The situations implies a level of individualism left undetailed in the franchise so far and Skordi mentions we may learn more on the reapers' origins.
One line of dialogue mined from the Extended Cut DLC reads:
"So the Reapers did not fully exterminate their creators. That suggests they are fallible, even on large or long-term scales."
Commander Shepard meets Leviathan after accepting a rescue missions for a scientist named Ann Brynson. Keep in mind that the DLC will take place during the body of Mass Effect 3's ending, prior to the downward spiral at the game's ending. Brynson is being held at a mining complex, imprisoned by Leviathan-indoctrinated employees and civilians. It sounds eerily like Overlord, but with reapers instead of rogue AI.
How paid DLC will be received by the Mass Effect community may be the most interesting aspect of this news. The Extended Cut DLC garnered a muddied response, though generally seen as a positive addition, but it's the lack of energy in the community that's most surprising. Are people done with Mass Effect? Will DLC pull them back in? Or will the community push back?
Additional details on the Leviathan DLC are rumored to appear during the Mass Effect 3 panel on Saturday at the San Diego Comic Convention.