Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC May Alter the Endgame
New evidence suggests that content coming in Mass Effect 3‘s story DLC “The Leviathan” is going to alter the endgame content of BioWare’s controversial trilogy-capper — although not in a significant way that affects the game’s four different endings.
According to posters on the BioWare Social Network, script clues found in the DLC’s files suggest that The Leviathan is going to shed more light on the origin’s of the Reapers, and that information will bleed into the final moments of the game to provide additional exposition in Mass Effect 3′s final moments. But comments from BioWare itself insist that no more changes will be made to the “ending” proper now that the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut is available.
Producer Mike Gamble had this to say in a Twitter update:
“No, it won’t ‘change’ your ending. It will give more exposition about the reapers though!”
There’s another comment attributed to BioWare by The Examiner that’s even more forceful. But there’s one thing worth noting: BioWare has made statements about Mass Effect 3 that have proven false in the past. A number of story points that made it into the game — like The Crucible itself — were elements that BioWare said it wouldn’t be using in the story they were building.
And then there’s the “Refusal” ending, a fourth option that showed up in The Extended Cut after BioWare said it wouldn’t be adding additional endings.
Spoilers from here on out.
It seems the Leviathan DLC concerns, well, Leviathans — the race responsible for the Reapers in the first place. What happened to them has been hinted at by the Catalyst in the game’s Extended Cut DLC, strongly implying that the Reapers went all Skynet on them. It seems that once you play through The Leviathan and then go deal with the Catalyst again, you’ll be able to unlock a few more exposition lines during your final conversation with the hologram and learn even more.