BioWare has announced that it plans to launch a fresh piece of downloadable content for Mass Effect 2 in late March, introducing the new Hammerhead heavy assault vehicle and five missions built specifically in order to show off its capabilities in combat and exploration.
BioWare is saying that all those who bought Mass Effect 2
new and set up a Cerberus account will be getting the Firewalker pack for free, while those who got it used will have to pay for the new content.
The Hammerhead is described as a tough piece of armor that “hovers over the battlefield at up to 120 kilometers per hour and features a guided missile system ensuring accuracy even during aggressive maneuvering.” It's not clear whether the missions, which BioWare has built specifically for it will only feature the Hammerhead or whether players will also get to explore and fight on foot after using the vehicle.
Those who bough Mass Effect 2 new have already received fresh content for the game in the form of Zaeed, a character that can be recruited and used in the fight against the Collectors and their Reaper master, and of the Cerberus Assault Armor and M-22A Eviscerator Shotgun, a combat pack making the player more powerful in a firefight, especially when getting up close with their enemies.
The only problem with the Firewalker pack is that it is arriving a bit late. Mass Effect 2
was initially released in late January and the most arduous fans have completed it at least two times already. It will be interesting to see whether the Hammerhead and its new missions persuade them to return to the space opera BioWare has crafted or whether role playing fans will be more keen on playing the Awakening expansion for Dragon Age: Origins, the fantasy-based RPG, which the studio launched in late 2009.