Not long after EA teased that the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 would feature "bonus content," it was revealed that said bonus content would be previously released DLC for the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game. No real surprise there. But what content was being brought over? Ah, now that's something we didn't know until EA released the first official bit of box art for the PS3 version of the game earlier today. As indicated by the white strip on top of the box (just below), Kasumi's Stolen Memory, Overlord, and Lair of the Shadow Broker will compose the "six" additional hours of content in ME2 PS3.
Kasumi's Stolen Memory
In the first section of this DLC, you play a smooth, almost James Bond-like Commander Shepard in an attempt to find an art collector's vault during his open house shindig. In the second and final half, you'll be forced to fight through this massive vault with a new character, a space rogue named Kasumi. After the mission, Kasumi can join your party and you'll get access to some new skills, including a space backstab maneuever.
== TEASER ==Overlord
This content is a little more traditional: you get a message asking you to investigate a previously unexplored and rather uninspired place which, wouldn't you know it, is the center of something terrible and violent. Specifically, a virtual intelligence construct is on the loose and controlling Geth robots. Your mission is to stop it and kill said robots.
Lair of the Shadow Broker
Unfortunately, this is the only bit of ME2 DLC that I haven't had a chance to devour, but I do know one thing: it has Liara in it, which is fantastic considering she was one of the playable characters dropped from the first Mass Effect. In the interest of informing, here's the boilerplate about the DLC from the ME2 website:
Liara T'Soni is tracking down the mysterious Shadow Broker, and no one is safe. She'll do anything to recover the man the Broker kidnapped... and the Shadow Broker's agents will do anything to stop her. Team up with Liara and chase clues from the luxurious heights of Illium to the Shadow Broker's own secret lair. Adds the Shadow Broker intel center, new research, and five new achievements – and the chance to continue a relationship with Liara.
Overall, Xbox 360 and PC owners paid around 30 bucks for all this content, so you'll be saving some serious cash if you decide to grab the PS3 version this January. I should note, though, that the two former bits of DLC have no real connection to the main story arc, and from what I hear, neither does Lair of the Shadow Broker. While the DLC's free, it's not exactly like you'd be missing much if you weren't getting it. But, hey, you are, and that's pretty cool!
UPDATE: These bits of DLC, as well as the Blood Dragon armor, will be included on-disc, according to a recent ME2 forums post (via Joystiq). Also, the ME2 PS3 will be supported by Cerberus Network, which will give owners quick access to the Zaed character DLC and the Firewalker pack, which adds that floaty spaceship thing and some additional missions.