Mass Effect 3’s Leviathan DLC Gets A Release Date

We first heard about Mass Effect 3‘s Leviathan, the game’s first post-launch singleplayer DLC, earlier this month, and now we know when it’s coming out.

Over on BioWare’s website, the developer announced that Mass Effect 3‘s Leviathan DLC is headed to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on August 28 with a price tag of $9.99 (or 800 space bucks).

Apart from adding in an all-new singleplayer scenario for your Shepard to work his/her way through, the DLC also adds in a few new weapons such as the AT-12 Raider shotgun and M-55 Argus Assault Rifle.

Here’s the lowdown on the story of Leviathan:

“Something lurks in the dark corners of space, something powerful enough to kill a Reaper. Shepard must discover the most closely guarded secret in the galaxy before the Reapers silence it forever. Discover more about the origins of the Reapers as you race across the galaxy to find the Leviathan. Unravel the dark history of the Reaper Race before it is too late.”

Interestingly, a report from Eurogamer from earlier on in the month says that Leviathan will also further expand the game’s ending. Without getting into spoiler territory, the added content adds new dialogue options related to the DLC as well as further insight into the dark and mysterious past of the Reapers.

Although BioWare has yet to announce anything, data mined from Mass Effect 3 suggests that a future singleplayer DLC will task Shepard and crew with taking back Omega, which Cerberus gained control of in Mass Effect 2.

Will you be picking up Leviathan?