Aug 24, 2010
Following on from the shock announcement that BioWare’s space-faring RPG-action hybrid Mass Effect 2 will be engaging PlayStation 3 users from as early as January 2011, fans of blue-betentacled-alien-woman-of-ambiguous-sexuality Liara T’Soni will rejoice at the news that she is the face of new DLC package The Lair of the Shadow Broker, coming to Xbox 360 and PC next month.
The Lair will focus on Dr. T’Soni’s investigation into the whereabouts of the elusive Shadow Broker, tracking him to his secret base on Illium, and will add a number of features including five new achievements and the ability to pursue a relationship with Liara, leading on from the first game.
Mass Effect 2, already one of the biggest-selling games of 2010, has received an impressive amount of DLC since its initial release in January. New copies of the game shipped with The Price of Revenge, with Stolen Memory following in April. Each pack unlocks a new character – Leslie Grantham look-a-like Zaeed and slippery super-thief Kasumi – each with their own unique side-mission. Other smaller expansions offering alternative costumes, vehicles and weapons have also been added every month since the game was released.
The Lair of the Shadow Broker will be released for Xbox 360 and PC on September 7th, for 800 Microsoft Points/BioWare Points.