The first piece of Xbox 360 Mass Effect downloadable content, the hour-long Bring Down the Sky pack, has just gone live.
The pack includes a new mission on a renegade asteroid,which introduces the elusive Batarian race talked about in the prequel book (not that we've read it, cough).
A Batarian extremist group has hijacked a mobile asteroid station in the Asgard system, the story goes, setting it on a collision course with the nearby colony world of Terra Nova.
Naturally Commander Shepard has to save the millions of innocent civilians before the asteroid hits, or you're going to get a lot of renegade points on your profile.
As previously explained, the new content doesn't take place after the game's conclusion, but in fact exists as a side-mission in the middle of the game. That means you'll need to dig out those save files if you've already completed the game.
It's up now for 400 Microsoft points - go, go, go!
March 10, 2008