Mass Effect 3: Secret details of as-yet-unannounced 'Leviathan' DLC discovered in Extended Cut

The next offering of Mass Effect 3 DLC has been revealed in an unexpected way. Gamers have discovered a script for new content concealed in the recently released Extended Cut which appears to provide the first details of previously unknown ‘Leviathan’ DLC.  

The information included in the code – which can be found at Pastebin – includes new dialogue, new codex entries and the ENTIRE plot line for the next bit of DLC, which focuses on a defected reaper called Leviathan, who can apparently be used against the Reapers as a War Asset, implying the new content takes place before the final mission of Mass Effect 3. 

Above: This image represents the wave of DLC that Sheppard is currently bracing for

Gamers should probably expect some official confirmation for the ‘Leviathan’ DLC sooner rather than later, if a tweet from Mass Effect 3 Producer Mike Gamble is anything to go by:  "As I've said before, we do this for you! EC was our gift to the fans. Hope you enjoyed. Also... keep your ears open over the next little while." 

While it’s not a huge shock to learn that Bioware has plans for more DLC for Mass Effect 3, it is bewildering that anyone at the company seriously believed no-one would notice what it had squirreled away.   

Source: Pastebin via Eurogamer

This article was written by Ben Tyrer who is with GamesRadar on Work Experience from Bournemouth University  


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  • GrandmaSlayer - June 28, 2012 4:16 p.m.

    I don't mind the endings but i don't see the point of DLC now
  • jmcgrotty - June 28, 2012 12:54 a.m.

    "it is bewildering that anyone at the company seriously believed no-one would notice what it had squirreled away." Or they didn't care if people knew? It isn't that big a deal, especially considering the work needed to find it.
  • TheChief - June 27, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    Cool, looking forward to it. Must point out though, it'd be a bit of a surprise if any future DLC took place after the final mission, considering the endings.
  • SGTCOOL - June 27, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    Sounds like this takes place under water as well...That was one hell of a spoiler but it sounds pretty awesome.
  • Sinosaur - June 27, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    I don't really see a point to new single player DLC for the game unless it actually offers some real difference to the ending, which wouldn't make sense at this point.
  • usmovers_02 - June 27, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    All ME2 DLC was pretty badass and really added to the universe. Also, none of the ME 1 or 2 DLC had any effect on the ME3 ending so why should the ME3 DLC? Not that I don't WANT the new DLC to have a real effect on the ending.
  • Sinosaur - June 27, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    I more meant that I've reached the end now and it feels weird going back and adding new things once you've hit that point. The ME1 DLC was... sort of pointless, I don't recall it ever coming up again, but the ME2 DLC did have an effect on ME3. You meet people from those events and those events can shape your available resources and how certain people look at you. If I play some new piece of DLC for ME3 that doesn't have an effect on the end, then more or less it will be like the ME1 DLC where I do something on the side that will never get brought up again. More or less, with ME2's DLC I was building toward the future that I was still waiting for, but now I've reached that future and it's weird thinking about going back.
  • ParagonT - June 27, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    I see where your coming at, I guess I can partially agree to that. I guess just the fact that it adds to the lore and universe is good although.
  • Sinosaur - June 27, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    There's a good chance I'll still play it just for the extra lore, honestly, and a chance to give Shepard a few more hurrahs, but it feels a lot less important than ME2's DLC did already. Who knows, my opinion might just be colored by playing the ending of ME3 multiple times recently.
  • Clovin64 - June 27, 2012 8:04 a.m.

    Sweet, I've been waiting for some proper single player DLC (extended cut aside)to be announced. Free Multiplayer expansions are swell, but I'm all about single player.
  • SentientSquidMachine - June 27, 2012 10:57 a.m.


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