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Liara To Join Shepard In Next Mass Effect 2 DLC

Nice to see that she's still doing OK.

The wait for more Mass Effect 2 DLC won't be long. Earlier this afternoon, the studio announced a new piece of content--a possible digital tie-in to the Dark Horse comic book series Mass Effect: Redemption--that's set for release "soon."

Lair of the Shadow Broker, as the DLC's title suggests, will have you rolling deep in the mysterious world of the Shadow Broker, attempting to "even the score" with the galactic influencer. Perhaps of more import for the franchise's fans, though, is that Shepard will be joined by blue-skinned Liara T'Soni in the DLC. If you remember, she was a possible love interest in the original game and played a small role in Mass Effect 2 as well. 
 


== TEASER ==The released details suggest that this will follow the Redemption series' plot, which highlighted Liara's search for Commander Shepard's corporeal form after he bit the big one in the game's introduction. And just so you know, Liara isn't all "pleases" and "thank yous" in the comics--she's acting like she's got a serious score to settle.

No pricing details have been announced and no release date was pegged. The official site does mention though that Lair of the Shadow Broker is "coming soon." 

Here are two more images for you to gawk at while you wait. I suggest you look real nice and slow-like.




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Posted by BradNicholson

The wait for more Mass Effect 2 DLC won't be long. Earlier this afternoon, the studio announced a new piece of content--a possible digital tie-in to the Dark Horse comic book series Mass Effect: Redemption--that's set for release "soon."

Lair of the Shadow Broker, as the DLC's title suggests, will have you rolling deep in the mysterious world of the Shadow Broker, attempting to "even the score" with the galactic influencer. Perhaps of more import for the franchise's fans, though, is that Shepard will be joined by blue-skinned Liara T'Soni in the DLC. If you remember, she was a possible love interest in the original game and played a small role in Mass Effect 2 as well. 
 


== TEASER ==The released details suggest that this will follow the Redemption series' plot, which highlighted Liara's search for Commander Shepard's corporeal form after he bit the big one in the game's introduction. And just so you know, Liara isn't all "pleases" and "thank yous" in the comics--she's acting like she's got a serious score to settle.

No pricing details have been announced and no release date was pegged. The official site does mention though that Lair of the Shadow Broker is "coming soon." 

Here are two more images for you to gawk at while you wait. I suggest you look real nice and slow-like.




Posted by Shuborno

I'm quite excited about this. 
 
It might be time to jump back into Mass Effect 2.

Posted by Milkman

I'm at the point where I'm going to buy any DLC that BioWare puts out, no questions asked.

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Posted by The_Hiro_Abides

Egads! There goes my S Rank.

Posted by Eversor

Well, this certainly looks good. Hopefully Liara will have more interaction than previous DLC characters...

Posted by heatDrive88

Hmm... could this possibly rule out the rumours and theories that Martin Sheen is the Shadow Broker?
Posted by Azteck

YES! Finally, I was so bummed when she refused to join my quest for glory.

Posted by ThePencil

Fuck. Yes.

Posted by J0n3s1

Damn I just bought xbox 360 s and now I'm playing Mass Effect 2 again.. Too bad I have no money for DLC -.-

Posted by BibleDoctor

This pleases me.

Posted by Poki3

The previous 2 mission DLC where good. This has a lot going for it.
I'm going to buy it if it's at the same price point as the previous ones.

Posted by MrMuffinzzz

Finally a nice explanation to Liara's story

Posted by ky326
@ThePencil said:
" Fuck. Yes. "
^
Posted by Brodehouse

Oh man... that last picture sure is something.  Add Wrex and you got a party.

Posted by papercut

Hell ya. There's no way she can be a permanent party member though right? where the hell can she fit on the ship?

Posted by UberExplodey

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY

Posted by Zombutler

Definitely new weapons in those screens too. Cannot.wait.

Posted by billygoat117

At first glance, it looked like Garrus had a light machine gun, like an M60 or something. Damn, that'd be awesome. But nope, just a sniper rifle. OR IS IT?

Posted by Vorbis

I'm disappointed this is just being thrown in as DLC. Get the feeling it will be the usual Shepard/side character voiced with the other party members being silent. Would like to of heard some Garrus+Liara banter, or Tali.
 
Oh well, adding it to the very large pile of DLC I need to get through for my perfect playthrough before ME3.

Posted by wsowen02

Have they called the other DLC 'expansions'?  I just wonder if this will be overlord sized or, dare I hope, Awakening sized?
Posted by EpicBenjamin
@ThePencil said:
"Fuck. Yes. "
Posted by SnakeEyes327

That last one is such a class reunion shot. Love it.

Posted by Jedted

This is a happy day indeed!  Not to mention the new ME novel, Retribution, is supposed to be out next week. 
Posted by Brodehouse
@papercut said:
" Hell ya. There's no way she can be a permanent party member though right? where the hell can she fit on the ship? "
She's definitely not.  For one, the entire reason she's not in Mass Effect 2 is to guarantee she survives for Mass Effect 3.  And that last image shows her with Shepard and two other party members.  She's just an extra NPC in the missions you get in those missions.
Posted by Zzzleepy

Nice! I wonder if romance stuff will be brought up in this. I went for Miranda instead, I'm doing a second playthrough right now and I haven't initiated any romance yet. Would be cool to get some more continuity in that area, which I thought was rather lacking in ME2.

Posted by metalsnakezero

I believe in BioWare in making a good DLC out of this one.

Posted by Kyreo

Liara is the Shadow Broker.   
 
You heard me.

Posted by spartan1017
@ThePencil said:
" Fuck. Yes. "
Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

Woah!  Three people at once!
 
Going to get this and continue to S-rank ME2

Posted by Nentisys

I love me some mass effect.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

I spy a new pistol and assault rifle in the screens.

Posted by NemoDat

I'm holding out till they release some sort of a ME2 DLC compliation.  I paid the 7$ for Kasumi's Stolen Memory which I finished in less than an hour.  $7 for an extra hour of ME2 is not worth it, no matter how much I love this franchise.  Hopefully the others have had more substance?

Posted by PhatSeeJay
How likely does this sound; If you had Liara as love interest in ME1 and remained loyal to her in ME2, you get some sweet reunion loving by the end of this DLC?!
Posted by DarthB

I've already passed mass 1 & 2 once.  Now that there's quite abit of dlc for mass 2 I think I might just have to replay them both again, but with all the dlc.  I'm thinking it's a good idea to wait until all mass 2 stuff is done to restart this epic journey.  Anyone else in the same boat?

Posted by jos1ah

Almost time for me to buy up all this DLC and get back into ME2. I was just waiting for a substantial amount of content and now we're gettin there boys n girls.
Posted by FluxWaveZ

Crap.  I wanted to wait until all of the DLC bridging Mass Effect 2 to Mass Effect 3 would release until buying them all, maybe even in some pack, but man do I want to see more of Liara.

Posted by fillmoejoe

I really hope Liara has actual dialogue and not just canned responses if she becomes a part of your team.

Posted by Bam_D_Leprechaun

oh god yes

Posted by KinjiroSSD

I remained loyal to her in ME2 so she better "reward" me for my abstinence.

Posted by Jimbo

Nice, setting Liara up for ME3?  Must be - she's the only party member who is definitely still alive at this point.
 
Also, the Keepers on the Citadel are the Shadow Broker.  Just putting that out there.

Posted by FluxWaveZ
@Jimbo said:
" Also, the Keepers on the Citadel are the Shadow Broker.  Just putting that out there. "
Oh really?  I don't believe you.
Posted by Jimbo
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @Jimbo said:
" Also, the Keepers on the Citadel are the Shadow Broker.  Just putting that out there. "
Oh really?  I don't believe you. "
All the more internet glory for me when I am right.  Good day, sir!
Posted by Yummylee

Again...I am Xcite!

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Posted by CrimsonJester
@PhatSeeJay said:
" How likely does this sound; If you had Liara as love interest in ME1 and remained loyal to her in ME2, you get some sweet reunion loving by the end of this DLC?! "
That is my hope, I stayed true to her in my ME2 Run (even if she did try to hide her feelings when we met)
Posted by stinky
@EpicBenjamin said:
" @ThePencil said:
"Fuck. Yes. "
"
Posted by LiquidPrince

Cool. I picked up the Dark Horse comic yesterday.

Posted by infestedandy

Man, I can't wait to revisit this game with all the DLC added on. Unfortunately I haven't downloaded any extra content as I'm kinda waiting for some type of deal with all of these packaged in. It may never come, I know, but by the time I can get around to playing again there might be something!

Posted by septim

Do you need a Cerberus card to download the non-free DLC?

Posted by Ramone

Joker is the sahdow broker. Cos it ryhmes

Edited by FluxWaveZ
@septim said:

" Do you need a Cerberus card to download the non-free DLC? "

No, I don't think so.
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