Last week, we came to you with the announcement of a new, free DLC pack for Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode. Mass Effect 3: Retaliation is out today on the Xbox 360 (it’s supposed to hit tomorrow for the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game) and comes with a bunch of neat stuff, including the expected new maps, new Turian classes, and the Collector enemy faction.
In a surprise twist, though, it also has Volus. Yes, the round, “mouth-breathing” aliens make their playable debut, and it would appear that they can be tiny Biotic Gods. There’s something oddly compelling about watching a pudgy, armored-up Volus flop around as he struggles to breathe and speak through his air filter (is it really a filter? I think it actually provides them with air they can breathe).
It’s a neat surprise, though it still irks me that I’ll have to get lucky enough to unlock one of them to play using EA’s roulette system. The new multiplayer challenge system, though, should help get me through.