BioWare Gives Fans One Final Sendoff for Commander Shepard in Mass Effect 3: Citadel

Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:00am EST

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Mass Effect 3: Citadel Single Player DLC Pack Takes Players on an Emotional Ride
with their Favorite Characters March 5

BioWare also Adds new Character Kits, Maps and Weapons with Mass Effect 3:
Reckoning Multiplayer DLC on February 26


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
The final chapter of Commander Shepard`s heroic saga draws near. BioWare, a
studio of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) announced two new downloadable content
packs for Mass Effect 3; the single-player pack Mass Effect 3:Citadel and the
multiplayer content Mass Effect 3:Reckoning. On February 26, Mass Effect 3:
Reckoning will be free* to download, giving fans of the popular multiplayer mode
in Mass Effect 3 access to new characters, weapons and upgrades.On March 5, Mass
Effect 3: Citadel will be the last single player DLC pack for Mass Effect 3,
giving fans one final, sentimental journey with Commander Shepard and their
squad. Mass Effect 3: Citadel will be available for $14.99 or 1200 MS Points.

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"The team has poured heart and soul into Mass Effect 3: Reckoning and Mass
Effect 3: Citadel. As the launch of these chapters near, the feeling around the
studio is bittersweet," said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect
series. "We have always been humbled and driven by the passion of our fans for
the Mass Effect trilogy. We hope fans will enjoy spending more time with some of
their favorite characters -- we have certainly enjoyed spending time creating
them. We`re excited to release this final sendoff for the trilogy and move
forward into the future of the Mass Effect universe." 

In Mass Effect 3: Citadel, players will explore and discover new locations
across the vast, deep-space station while also having the opportunity to
reconnect with some of their favorite characters from all three of the Mass
Effect games. The multiplayer DLC pack, Mass Effect 3: Reckoning, offers players
new firepower and character kits for the war against the Reapers. Fans will be
able to get a sneak preview Mass Effect 3: Reckoning before it launches on
BioWare`s official Twitch.TV channel at http://www.twitch.tv/bioware.Developers
from BioWare Edmonton will be streaming gameplay and taking questions from fans
on February 25 at 9:30AM PST. 

Mass Effect 3 thrusts players into an all-out galactic war to save mankind from
an ancient alien race known only as the Reapers. Players will assume the role of
Commander Shepard, a war-torn veteran who`s willing to do whatever it takes to
eliminate this nearly unstoppable foe. With a team of elite soldiers at their
side, each player decides how they will take Earth back, from the weapons and
abilities they utilize to the relationships they forge or break. The Mass Effect
franchise is one of the most highly decorated series in the history of games,
earning more than 300 international awards. 

For more information about Mass Effect, please visit the game`s official web
site at http://masseffect.com. Mass Effect fans can also receive updates
regarding the Mass Effect 3: Citadel and Mass Effect 3: Reckoning on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/masseffect, or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/masseffect.
Additional assets are available at http://info.ea.com. 

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About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 275 million registered players and operates in
75 countries. 

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed, Battlefield and Mass Effect. More information about EA
is available at http://info.ea.com. 

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