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New Mass Effect 2 'Overlord' DLC Dated And Detailed

Overlord DLC gets a date, involves killing a virtual intelligence.

At some point, we'll be enjoying a nice hunk of new  Mass Effect 2 content that serves as a downloadable bridge for Mass Effect 3. For now, though, we'll have to settle for smaller, self-contained DLC packs such as Overlord, which now has a release date of June 15,  according to Major Nelson.

Don't kick yourself if you don't know what Overlord is. I didn't until I peeked at the official Mass Effect 2 website hoping for an update. According to the blurb, which was ironically added just yesterday afternoon, the DLC revolves around Shepard finding a base overrun by Geth. A sole survivor tells the Commander that the base's occupants were attempting to fuse a human with "virtual intelligence," and apparently they succeeded. The bad news is that this hybrid, named "VI Overlord," is going all Terminator on humans, attacking space installations in an attempt to free itself. So, yeah, you're going to have to stop that.  
 

Oh, hey, this thing looks familiar. 
The DLC takes place across five levels and has two achievements. According to the website it'll be priced at 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Marketplace, while the PC version of the content will cost 560 BioWare points.

Ready for more Mass Effect 2? I still haven't had a chance yet to try out any DLC not named Kasumi's Stolen Memory. I liked that one, but it would have been grand if Kasumi possessed meaningful dialogue outside of her James Bond-style mission. That's a moot point here, considering that this DLC won't have any new characters for you to recruit. This one appears to be a one-off sorta deal.    
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Posted by BradNicholson

At some point, we'll be enjoying a nice hunk of new  Mass Effect 2 content that serves as a downloadable bridge for Mass Effect 3. For now, though, we'll have to settle for smaller, self-contained DLC packs such as Overlord, which now has a release date of June 15,  according to Major Nelson.

Don't kick yourself if you don't know what Overlord is. I didn't until I peeked at the official Mass Effect 2 website hoping for an update. According to the blurb, which was ironically added just yesterday afternoon, the DLC revolves around Shepard finding a base overrun by Geth. A sole survivor tells the Commander that the base's occupants were attempting to fuse a human with "virtual intelligence," and apparently they succeeded. The bad news is that this hybrid, named "VI Overlord," is going all Terminator on humans, attacking space installations in an attempt to free itself. So, yeah, you're going to have to stop that.  
 

Oh, hey, this thing looks familiar. 
The DLC takes place across five levels and has two achievements. According to the website it'll be priced at 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Marketplace, while the PC version of the content will cost 560 BioWare points.

Ready for more Mass Effect 2? I still haven't had a chance yet to try out any DLC not named Kasumi's Stolen Memory. I liked that one, but it would have been grand if Kasumi possessed meaningful dialogue outside of her James Bond-style mission. That's a moot point here, considering that this DLC won't have any new characters for you to recruit. This one appears to be a one-off sorta deal.    
Posted by adoggz

YES even more ME2 please

Posted by ajamafalous

Damn, missed my chance to deny someone the first post.

Posted by LincoIn

Hope we get a Game of the Year Edition with all this DLC!

Posted by Dustpan

I wish this DLC added more weapons and armor as well.

Posted by mracoon

I'll buy just to keep my S-Rank.

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Posted by Yummylee

Nah. I'm past ME2 at this point. 4 playthroughs was enough for me.

Posted by ZombiePie

I'll pass because in hindsight Kasumi was kinda lame.

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Edited by PhatSeeJay

Wait a minute! I know that face! Liara's rumored DLC? 
Posted by MormonWarrior

Hopefully this will give me the 160 EXP I need to get to level 30...geez...

Posted by pavakah

BioWare has it's own currency now?  I want to buy games in Shrute bucks.  Maybe when The Office rts game comes out -- one can only hope.

Posted by Andheez

What is this talk of an eventual Mass Effect 3 bridge DLC?

Posted by Venatio

Just bought Kasumi yesterday, might get this

Posted by MooseyMcMan
@mracoon said:
" I'll buy just to keep my S-Rank. "
Me too. I'm not letting all that time and anguish I put into beating down those Praetorians on Insanity go to waste. 
 
Also, BioWare has they own point pricing system now?!!?!? What has this world come to?!?!?! 
 
(Doesn't affect me though, I have the 360 version).
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Posted by innacces14

I needs this for my S-Rank/more ME2 badassery.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

I'm scared...
 
Is this actually good DLC?
I'm still not certain about Kasumi, and the flyinghoverwhatyamacallit thingie didn't interest me one bit.

Posted by Dantekiller

yes im geting this one to muhahaha

Posted by jos1ah

No point in me bootin it up for small-time DLC. I'll just wait for it all to come out and then freak out on it...If the price is right, that is.

Posted by Olivaw

I am totally game for anything that involves more Mass Effect.

Posted by SomethingClever

Seeing as I only have maybe an hour in ME2 so far I suppose maybe I will purchase this.  I keep getting distracted by other games though so hell, ME3 might be out by the time I get around to playing 2.

Posted by MjHealy

I have enough games coming in the post to do me but I may pick this up in a couple of weeks.

Posted by Red

Will pick this up after I'm done with Dragon Age.

Posted by Vorbis

Not touched ME2 since finishing it, saving up all this tiny DLC for my perfect playthrough just before ME3 is released. Nice to know that stockpile is getting bigger.

Posted by xyzygy

I would have loved to get a GOTY version of ME2. But that means I wouldn't have been able to get the now impossible to find CE of the game. So, DLC it is then!! 
 
I'll Just buy a 16GB USB stick and put all my DLC on there.

Posted by damswedon

sigh i need to fix my network, im so behind. hell i paid for kasumi but haven't played it yet

Posted by riffingt0n
@mracoon said:
" I'll buy just to keep my S-Rank. "
DLC like this is exactly why I don't bother with S-Ranks for a lot of games :P.  I don't want to have to keep "buying" it back when the marker moves.
 
(I'm Kasumi's DLC away from my ME2 S-Rank as it stands)
Edited by rohanspear345

i love mass effect! but the dlc is just not meaningful in any way , the paid ones least of all the normandy crash was ok since it was free and all

Posted by MeatSim

I am done with Mass Effect 2 it's too late but this does seem reasonably priced.

Posted by Gauzy

 looking forward to this. hopefully legion will get some cool lines.    

Posted by Colonel_Fury

This is good timing, since I justv started my insanity playthrough.

Posted by nail1080

More crap DLC that should have been in the game anyway which people will buy just for their gay little gamerscore to be 'complete'.... wooop deee dooooo!!!! yipeeee!

Posted by colinjw

I think I will wait till after the last of the DLC is out then buy them all and play them then.

Posted by Milkman

I liked the Kasumi DLC. I'll probably check this out too.

Posted by Napalm

How long is this thing going to be? 5 stage levels? What the hell does that mean?

Posted by doublezeroduck

More ME2! I need it

Posted by Lydian_Sel

More Mass Effect 2! Gimme!!

Posted by maxim2boobles

is there any problems with this game on PC?

Posted by Hourai

I still haven't gotten around to the Firewalker DLC, the Kasumi DLC, and to completing my second playthrough.

Posted by Sean2206
@JustTheDoctor:
Wasn't there a small DLC pack that had a few new weapons and some new visors and armors.
Posted by Branthog

 I am a big fan of the Mass Effect series, but I couldn't give less of a fuck about the Mass Effect DLC. I already experienced the story and I'm not going to drop ten bucks here and another ten bucks there for short uninspired pieces of content six months after I already finished the game. Besides, I thought the reason I bought it new was so I could get free DLC from the Cerberus Network; not pay another $60 over the life of the game for meaningless stuffing.

Posted by BibleDoctor

Can't wait to try out this "darker" DLC. Fucking love me some Mass Effect 2.

Posted by MagmaKoala

Just in time for me. I just started playing ME2 again, I haven't gotten 'round to playing Kasumi/Firewalker yet.

Posted by Undeadpool

This pleases me.

Posted by nypis

 
The best DLC thus far.