New Mass Effect 2 DLC adds omniscient AI villain, Overlord

Hot on the heels of last month's Kasumi DLC comes the new Overlord pack scheduled for release in June. This semi-meaty addition adds five new areas and two new Achievements, plus the eponymous new robo-villain who's out to overthrow all of our precious machines.

The story begins on a Cerberus research facility that hasn't reported in for quite some time. Upon arrival, you find the team there was attempting to fuse man and machine by combining a human with an aggressive AI. The result is Overlord, who then begins to commandeer all nearby tech, including mechs and even Geth troopers. If he finds a way off the planet, odds are he'll pull some kind of "merging with the Matrix" stunt. Or, for you classically learned geeks, Overlord will follow in Omnius' footsteps and become overseer of all human existence. That's bad.

This is just a hunch, but make sure you take Legion along for this ride, as I'm sure he'll have some interesting things to say about a runaway AI. The Overlord pack will magically appear on Xbox Live and PC in June for $7.00. Check more screens way over here.


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  • RebornKusabi - May 15, 2010 2:57 a.m.

    Loving Mass Effect 2 because of the story and characters, not so much the gameplay. I bought the DLC the day I bought the game (I also got a 360 Elite the same day), so I played them first to get the achievements. Hold on... EA owns Bioware... and they also still have the System Shock IP... I'm calling it now! The twist at the end of this DLC is that Overload "dies off", but offloads it's self to a passing ship and is morphed into Shodan and the entire plot of System Shock 2 take place soon afterwards.
  • sh33phead - May 13, 2010 11 p.m.

    Definately looking forward to this! Plus the new Mass Effect: Retribution novel comes out around the same time I beleive, so a glimpse of the events leading up to Mass effect 3 :)
  • Psylockerules - May 13, 2010 10:42 p.m.

    Fuck yeah! man i wish they would do it faster i love mass effect 2
  • ReadToLights - May 13, 2010 10:27 p.m.

    Moar Mass Effect :D I love the Mass Effect universe soooo much and anything that involves it has to be mine!!!
  • Tenfey - May 13, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    They need a DLC add-on that makes me care about Mass Effect. Don't really see that happening.
  • LordUberDowzen - May 13, 2010 8:27 p.m.


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