Mass Effect 3 "Earth" DLC trailer is a call to arms

"The Earth is ours. And if they want it...they'll have to go through us," growls Alliance Officer David Anderson (aka the incomparable Keith David) in this spectacular trailer for the free DLC pack for Mass Effect 3, "Earth." This is some downright spectacular marketing.

If there's one thing Bioware knows how to do better than just about anybody else in the industry it's how to give space nerds like us goosebumps in trailer after trailer. It's pretty hard to imagine Mass Effect 3 multiplayer fans watching a trailer like this and not being at least tempted to start playing again. 


  • jackloder - July 18, 2012 midnight

    shit, Bioware can make some sexy trailers
  • Jacko415 - July 17, 2012 5:28 p.m.

    Looks preety fucking bad ass. i just wish they would actually MAKE new maps instead of splicing areas from the singleplayer. I really want to see more of futuristic earth.
  • Acerlux - July 17, 2012 7:07 p.m.

    Well there is the Rio map.
  • SumthingStupid - July 17, 2012 5:24 p.m.

    David Anderson*
  • Andrew Groen - July 17, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    ;-) Thanks for the tip! End of the day and all...
  • Malakie - July 17, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    You know, why not release a DLC like this as a SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN on Earth????? That would be MUCH more usable, fun and integrate right in with the full story line.... Does no one realize many of us out here DO NOT PLAY MULTIPLAYER ANYTHING???
  • KnowYourPokemon - July 17, 2012 6:43 p.m.

    You do realize single player has Leviathan DLC coming right? How would going to earth make any consistency within the story? We leave Earth with the mission of gaining forces to fight back the reapers with characters like James talking about how hard it was for them to leave Earth in such a state only to... go back there a little later for DLC?
  • Pwnz0r3d - July 17, 2012 10:29 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure he means showing the Resistance. Adding a whole new plot, with new characters, and even some new war assets from playing, all while Shepard is playing political soldier, up until and right at the Battle for London. I understand that it would be like making a whole new ME, but if this story is going to be told, in the interactive media at least, it should be some epic DLC added in later this year, not a whole new game that ONLY tells the story of the events DURING ME3. Which would be redundant. It doesn't even have to be released fully. Just pay a small fee for episodic downloads, $3 each, with at least 10 episodes released every 3 months. Of course I'm just throwing ideas around, you get the point. I do understand that this is unrealistic, that would take a LOT of work, but if it were possible, it would practically make everyone who still hates the ending shut up, not to mention adding much more to an already amazing gameplay experience.
  • KnowYourPokemon - July 17, 2012 6:45 p.m.

    Also, does it ever occur to you that multiplayer DLC is much easier and takes much less time to develop than campaign DLC? I mean no dialogue needs to be made, just a map, maybe some weapons, and character skins already in game.
  • slimjim441 - July 17, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    Yeah, I was really excited for this DLC, so I saved all my credits so I could get at least a good of new stuff when it came out. Saved up about 1.5 mil. Got no new characters or weapons. I got half a dozen Quarian engineers (female; still never unlocked the male), some revenant upgrades and a few of the new mods. Now, I'm done with Mass Effect 3's multiplayer bullshit. Total bullshit.
  • slimjim441 - July 17, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    Already had the Quarian engineer fully unlocked, too. And with my engi class at level 20, all those unlocks were totally pointless.
  • Brutalicus - July 17, 2012 6:36 p.m.

    But... they made it so that doesn't happen. If you have all the appearance options you shouldn't get the character cards anymore. That sucks if that wasn't the case for you, feelsbadman...
  • slimjim441 - July 17, 2012 7:45 p.m.

    It happened. I wish I had counted how many quarian infiltrators I got. It has to be at least 15 by now. Spent another .5 mil. Got some character upgrades to my krogan soldier and drell adept with a couple old guns. I gave it another chance. Another 5, actually. My last hope is redeeming the packs from last weeks mission. If I still get nothing, I'll seriously consider writing a nasty complaint and I'll never play the multi-player again.

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