Thanks to a particularly perceptive poster on the BioWare Social Network, Mass Effect 3 players may have found tidbits of info about the title’s next DLC within its recently released Extended Cut download. Be warned, though, some spoilers about the game are located below.
A partial script to the future DLC, currently dubbed “Leviathan,” can be found within Extended Cut’s code, alongside new dialogue from all the RPG’s main characters.
The DLC will apparently focus on a rogue reaper named, you guessed it, Leviathan, who has defected from his fellow machines and controlled his own colony for the past 10 years. It is said that Commander Shepard will be tasked with rescuing scientist Ann Brynson at a mining facility in the midst of this Reaper-indoctrinated settlement.
One of the new dialogue lines found within the script even hints at a slight bit of insight on Starchild, the Reaper god-boy-thing found in the game’s controversial conclusion. The line reads: “So the Reapers did not fully exterminate their creators. That suggests they are fallible, even on large or long-term scales.” Have fun with that one, folks.
BioWare has not confirmed any of this yet, but it is worth noting that Leviathan has been mentioned in the Mass Effect universe before. In the series’ first installment, scanning a planet revealed info on a starship corpse known as “The Leviathan of Dis,” while the latest entry in the franchise references this same reaper being accidentally reactivated by a group of clumsy Batarians. Those rascals.
By Jeff Dunn