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BioWare Teases Mass Effect 2 "Arrival" DLC With Screens

It hasn't been announced yet, but now the rumor is being embraced.

It’s hard to tell if BioWare actually wanted details of its final bit of Mass Effect 2 DLC to get out before the studio announced it, but it’s plain that the studio is embracing the “leak.” On Monday, a screenshot of the content, dubbed “Arrival,” appeared on the game’s official Facebook page. A second image has since been shared with the promise of a third to hit this afternoon if it secures 750,000 impressions. Neither image reveals too much, but I’d imagine those numbers on the latter says something meaningful to someone:  
 



 
The word on the street is that Arrival has something to do with Shepard answering a distress call during an Alliance and Batarian Hegemony conflict nestled somewhere in the Viper Nebula. Previous entries on the Cerberus Daily News seemingly back this setting up. 

Rumor of Arrival and its content arose from the PS3 version of ME2. Once patched, the game teased the content with three mysterious Arrival trophies. The PC version’s “Alternate Appearance Pack 2” DLC also has some details packed within its TLK files. Destructoid has an awesome post with all the contents of the files, but be warned, there are spoilers inside the various dialogue snippets and codex stuff within.

Since there’s no word on Arrival’s actual existence, I’ve no release date for you. But, if you remember, Cerberus Daily News will end its hiatus for a total of five weeks in 2011, one week of which will “precede a downloadable content” release. If you keep staring at that computer monitor on the game’s main screen, all day, every day, you may just get a heads up before too long.
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Posted by BradNicholson

It’s hard to tell if BioWare actually wanted details of its final bit of Mass Effect 2 DLC to get out before the studio announced it, but it’s plain that the studio is embracing the “leak.” On Monday, a screenshot of the content, dubbed “Arrival,” appeared on the game’s official Facebook page. A second image has since been shared with the promise of a third to hit this afternoon if it secures 750,000 impressions. Neither image reveals too much, but I’d imagine those numbers on the latter says something meaningful to someone:  
 



 
The word on the street is that Arrival has something to do with Shepard answering a distress call during an Alliance and Batarian Hegemony conflict nestled somewhere in the Viper Nebula. Previous entries on the Cerberus Daily News seemingly back this setting up. 

Rumor of Arrival and its content arose from the PS3 version of ME2. Once patched, the game teased the content with three mysterious Arrival trophies. The PC version’s “Alternate Appearance Pack 2” DLC also has some details packed within its TLK files. Destructoid has an awesome post with all the contents of the files, but be warned, there are spoilers inside the various dialogue snippets and codex stuff within.

Since there’s no word on Arrival’s actual existence, I’ve no release date for you. But, if you remember, Cerberus Daily News will end its hiatus for a total of five weeks in 2011, one week of which will “precede a downloadable content” release. If you keep staring at that computer monitor on the game’s main screen, all day, every day, you may just get a heads up before too long.
Posted by pegasuswinks

boom

Posted by peligroy2k

Cant wait!!

Posted by Soap

Mass Effect 3 please :)

Posted by Sammo21

Excited.  Now I have to get the DLC for both 360 and PS3.

Posted by ricetopher

Not one to criticize Brad but he should add the other 3 screenshots that were released. As usual it just seems like GB reporting on old news.

Posted by Cornman89

More Mass Effect 2? Yes please!

Posted by SpartanAmbrose

Dragon Age 2 also comes with a slip of paper teasing Arrival.

Posted by pbhawks45

Breaking news: A game we can't even confirm has screenshots. Can I be a game journalist now too?

Posted by CornishRocker

Yep, I'd buy more Mass Effect DLC.

Posted by gbrading

There's more Mass Effect 2 DLC? I wish I hadn't just uninstalled the game now.
Posted by sanzee

Yay, take everyone's attention off of Dragon Age 2... cause, you know, that sucked and all.

Posted by Undeadpool

Mass Effect 2: Arrival 
Shepard: CONFIRMED! 
Screens with people on them: CONFIRMED! 
A computer console with a large number displayed on a screen: CONFIRMED!

Posted by isles

dead on arrival.

Posted by captainanderson

I'm guessing this is the third screen?
Posted by Afroman269

If the Alliance is involved in this mission then I'm expecting this to be where Ashley or Kaiden get involved again with Shepard. 

Edited by Liquidus

Cool, just beat Mass Effect 2 for PS3. I now see what the fuss was about, fantastic game, I'd probably buy some more DLC.

Posted by TorMasturba

I'm a Bioware fan so I tend to seriously consider anything as an almost garaunteed purchase when they're releasing stuff. 
 
I hope it's good, but then why would Bioware's ME team make their last DLC for ME 2 less than stellar? 
Sure Mass Effect 1's last DLC was not great but that team in specific had yet to learn the lesson of DLC by that stage. 
Hopefully now they get it. 
This one should be as epic as the Shadow Broker DLC was! :-) 
I can't wait for this! And I also get paid again next friday so that makes it even better.

Posted by MisterMouse

What is the longest a game has been supplemented with DLC?

Posted by Parsnip

Sounds like the thing that will bridge the gap between mass effect 2 and 3. You know, Arrival. Of those guys with big space ships. Evil bad guys.

Posted by Oni

Yay more ME2 DLC! Pretty much all the major content DLC for ME2 have been very good, so I'm excited!

Posted by Aetheldod

Moar ME2???? Yes please :)

Posted by metalsnakezero

Stop making me spend money BioWare!

Posted by MikkaQ

Sweet, I got a Shepard going right now and everything, I'm set to go with this DLC. 

Posted by Greenlight13

Yay, I can actually use Legion! I have the PS3 version and I did as much as possible before going to get him, including the DLC, so I basically used him for his loyalty mission and not a lot else.

Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie

I'm ready, release it!

Posted by Brendan
@pyromaster222 said:
" What is the longest a game has been supplemented with DLC? "
Burnout Paradise got DLC for about a year (maybe longer) but Rockband probably holds the crown.
Posted by dvorak
@Aragorn123 said:
" Dragon Age 2 also comes with a slip of paper teasing Arrival. "
Wow, no shit, I just checked. Don't know how I missed that when I opened it up the first time.
Posted by MormonWarrior

Cool. Although I now have three characters to choose from to play this with. Hmmm...

Posted by Druminator

Another reason to play Mass Effect? Fine by me.

Posted by MythDarK
@Brendan said:
" @pyromaster222 said:
" What is the longest a game has been supplemented with DLC? "
Burnout Paradise got DLC for about a year (maybe longer) but Rockband probably holds the crown. "
Halo 3 is up there too, with Mythic Map Pack 2.
Posted by Daroki
@Liquidus said:
" Cool, just beat Mass Effect 2 for PS3. I now see what the fuss was about, fantastic game, I'd probably buy some more DLC. "
I'm nearing the end (or at least I think I am) and yes, if they release more DLC for this game that didn't come on the disc, I'm buying.
Posted by Dustpan

I have a thread up that has all the Arrival screenshots in it, here.

Posted by KingLouis51

there's so much hype and speculation behind this DLC that I hope it really blows my balls off. I loved Overlord and Lair of the Shadow Broker, but i'm hoping for something even better than those. And I'd like it to be lengthy -- perhaps the length of Overlord and Shadow Broker combined. They've had enough time to develop it. And I'd totally pay 1200 points for it. I want to give you my money BioWare/EA! So hurry up and release it :P 
 
Mass Effect 2 = one of the best games ever made.
Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

Holy....

Posted by LibraryDues

Would they really put an event as huge in the Mass Effect story as the arrival of the Reapers in a DLC?  Kinda curious about this one.

Posted by StarvingGamer

Where's my motion comic for PC!?

Posted by Death_Unicorn

Oh god!!!

Posted by LiquidPrince

Can't wait.

Posted by Korwin
@MythDarK said:
" @Brendan said:
" @pyromaster222 said:
" What is the longest a game has been supplemented with DLC? "
Burnout Paradise got DLC for about a year (maybe longer) but Rockband probably holds the crown. "
Halo 3 is up there too, with Mythic Map Pack 2. "
Don't forget Fallout 3.
Posted by Talksin

Did Brad finally tie-the-knot with Jack?!      Sorry....I'll see my way out.
Posted by Chaos_Bladez

Another game I need to finish. I just simply have too many games to finish :(

Posted by HatKing
@Brendan said:
" @pyromaster222 said:
" What is the longest a game has been supplemented with DLC? "
Burnout Paradise got DLC for about a year (maybe longer) but Rockband probably holds the crown. "

Borderlands, Fallout 3 and Oblivion should certainly get honorable mentions.
Posted by D_W
@pyromaster222 said:
" What is the longest a game has been supplemented with DLC? "
Probably TF2. That game will still be getting updates 20 years from now. haha
Posted by DenJ

I really need to get onto it and finish all the DLC for Mass Effect 2. 
I haven't bought any of it yet!

Posted by ZombiefiedZombie

Mass Effect 2 looks epic!

Posted by warxsnake

The DLC WAS announced, a while ago, on the last day of the daily cerberus news updates. 

Posted by Buttes

Oh yes, let me at it!

Posted by Carlos1408

Need to get a hold of the mass effect 2 DLC.

Posted by H_U_R_D

moar ME2 DLC?? 
 
YES PLEASE

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