Omega DLC Plot Found on Mass Effect 3 Game Disc
Fans of Mass Effect 3 have been waiting for a chance to retake the criminal-beloved space station Omega from Cerberus hands. But although the DLC was just announced last week, it seems much of the code for it has been sitting on the Mass Effect 3 game disc all along.
Anyway, that’s the claim of one fan, who went digging through disc-based code and found a number of references to the DLC campaign. It seems the ostensible reason for Shepard to join up with Aria T’Loak in an attempt to retake Omega is to gain access to its considerable Element Zero stores for help in constructing the Crucible, and it sounds as though you’ll get a War Asset out of it in the end. Goody.
Here’s some more specifics on what fans say they’ve dug up. Possible spoilers below:
“Aria tells you that Omega is now under a blockade from Cerberus. Since a direct attack didn’t work, Cerberus is now trying to starve Omega into submission by blockading supply ships coming in through the regular Omega relay. The level’s appearance will change to reflect this – the Afterlife has gone quiet, the music is off, the flashing lights are gone, maybe a soup kitchen has taken over the dance floor. Aria requests that you steal into the blockade and board the command ship. Take down the blockade so Omega can be resupplied.
“As punishment for breaking the neutrality pact, Cerberus launches an attack against Omega. The enemy is attempting to destroy Omega’s shields, which will allow asteroids and meteors to smash into the station. You must repel the assault and ensure the shield remain operational.”
Oh, and supposedly, you might have to go up against Zaeed — apparently he’s joined up with Cerberus. Although that doesn’t really jive with stuff we’ve already seen in the game (and in the Extended Cut ending), which makes me a little bit dubious about some of this info.
None of this is particularly spoilery, though. We knew Cerberus took Omega — the story of the attack is actually included in the Mass Effect comic series — in a fairly bloody battle, and just about everyone interested in the game’s universe has been aware that a return trip to Omega was in the offing at some point. With the off-hand mentioning of the DLC last week when Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka announced they were retiring from BioWare, it’s now just a matter of time until it comes out, sometime this fall.