Well, this has been quite the saga. Remember when Mass Effect 3's Metacritic Problem (opens in new tab) first reared its problematically homophobic head? Or that somewhat heated discussion (ahem) over the Mass Effect 3 ending, why (opens in new tab) it is fine and/or the worst thing ever, etc, etc? And even as Mass Effect 3's free Extended Cut DLC (opens in new tab) has been announced, the game's publisher wins a somewhat rigged-seeming anti-award (opens in new tab) that many are attributing largely to ME3's ending and paid DLC. Well, fine, here's news of a free multiplayer DLC update to go along with the free single-player revision already announced. Can we finally agree that Mass Effect 3 is actually a pretty good deal?
The Mass Effect 3 Resurgence pack, coming to consoles and Origin April 10 (4/11 in Europe), will add two new maps, Firebases Condor and Hydra, to the game's multiplayer line-up. There's also six new multiplayer characters (Asari Justicar Adept, Krogan Battlemaster Vanguard, Batarian Soldier, Batarian Sentinel, Geth Engineer and Geth Infiltrator), three new unlockable weapons (Striker Assault Rifle, Kishock Harpoon Gun and Geth Plasma SMG) and new consumable powerups for you to choose from. Come on, surely someone at EA/Bioware deserves an unironic cupcake or two by now.