Razer’s Mass Effect 3 Peripherals Will Include DLC
Last week, when Razer and BioWare announced Razer’s slate of Mass Effect 3 peripherals, it seemed mostly a good reason to play the final chapter in the Commander Shepard trilogy on PC. A Razer Imperator gaming mouse, the dual-sided gaming mouse mat, and the BlackWidow (so-called) Ultimate gaming keyboard all sound very cool. Even the bones thrown to console gamers, the the Onza Tournament Edition Xbox 360 controller and the Chimaera Xbox 360 gaming headset are kind of cool. As it turns out, these devices aren’t just slightly overpriced but cool ways to make your PC or Xbox more aesthetically anti-Reaper. They’ll also unlock bonus DLC.
The catch? The DLC is strictly multiplayer. The details were announced on Raser’s website. Each peripheral comes with codes to unlock bonus reinforcement packs – they’re like supply drops in Call of Duty – contain a random assortment of upgrades, weapons, character unlocks and so forth. They are also unique to multiplayer, so they won’t show up in your main game. Well, Probably; naturally after the DLC deluge that was MAss Effect 2, I am skeptical of the suggestion that some of the weapons and items wouldn’t eventually make their way into the single player campaign. Also included is the Collector assault rifle, a really cool weapon from Mass Effect 2 that, as you can see above, looks liks a shark with a trigger.
Really, aside from the fact that multiplayer in Mass Effect is kind of superfluous add-on, this isn’t so bad. And at least these DLC-generators actually do something.