Today, BioWare announces plans to release two more Mass Effect 3 add-ons, with one being for single-player and the other for multiplayer. Mass Effect 3: Citadel will be their "final sendoff" for Commander Shepard, though EA and BioWare aren't releasing many details. All they've pointed out is that the DLC lets players "reconnect" with favorite characters from the Mass Effect games.
The BioWare blog states:
With unique content and cinematics featuring your friends and romance interests in the Mass Effect trilogy, Mass Effect 3: Citadel offers one final chance to see the characters you have known for years and rekindle romances.
Citadel also promises Shepard a living space on the Citadel, which you can furnish (Yay?), plus new areas to explore like the Silver Coast Casino and the Armax Combat Arena.
Yeah, that's not a whole lot to go by, but if I highly doubt that's going to prevent droves of loyal Mass Effect fans from picking it up. After all, many were dissatisfied with the lack of attention given to said favorite characters in Mass Effect 3. BioWare is really treating this like it's their last hurrah for Shepard, too.
As for the second bit of DLC, that'd be Mass Effect 3: Reckoning for multiplayer. It'll unlock new weapons and character kits, including the Geth Juggernaut, Female Turian Raptor, Talon Mercenary, Alliance Infiltration Unit, and more. Weapon-wise, you'll get the the Geth Spitfire Assault Rifle, Venom Shotgun, Lancer Assault Rifle, Geth Scanner, and Assault Rifle Omni-blade.
Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson gave a lengthy statement on behalf of the team:
“The team has poured heart and soul into Mass Effect 3: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3: Citadel. As the launch of these chapters near, the feeling around the studio is bittersweet. We have always been humbled and driven by the passion of our fans for the Mass Effect trilogy. We hope fans will enjoy spending more time with some of their favorite characters -- we have certainly enjoyed spending time creating them. We’re excited to release this final sendoff for the trilogy and move forward into the future of the Mass Effect universe."
The multiplayer DLC is, as always, free, and expected to arrive February 26. As for Citadel, that'll be out March 5 and cost you 1200 MP or $14.99 USD.
In the meantime, we'll see if there are any solid gameplay details attached to Citadel that BioWare and EA aren't putting out.