Today’s officially confirmed Earth multiplayer DLC is not the only content Mass Effect 3 will be seeing in the near future. About two weeks ago, reports surfaced that new single-player for Mass Effect 3 would center around Shepard’s pursuit of a traitorous Reaper, and now we have confirmation that such content is indeed in the works.
Voice actor Anthony Skordi told Eurogamer that he is in fact voicing Leviathan, a Reaper gone rouge who can prove to be of a most valuable War Asset to Shepard and the Alliance forces. Early reports indicated that the DLC will feature Shepard being tasked with rescuing a scientist from a Reaper-indoctrinated mining facility that has been under the control of a Reaper named “Leviathan” for a decade. Leviathan has been in exile since killing one of his own, providing Shepard with an opportunity to turn it against the other Reapers.
The DLC would not mark Leviathan’s first entry into the Mass Effect series. Scanning a planet in the original Mass Effect reveals “The Leviathan of Dis” which at the time, is considered to be nothing more than a downed ship. However it is revealed in Mass Effect 3 by the Batarian character Balak that the ship is actually Leviathan, a dormant Reaper, and that the Batarians have reactivated it incidentally.
Eurogamer notes that the DLC may give more information on the Reapers’ origins that were touched upon but never fully explored during the ending of Mass Effect 3. One line of dialogue reportedly states:
“So the Reapers did not fully exterminate their creators. That suggests they are fallible, even on large or long-term scales.”
During its Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con, BioWare is set to reveal new, previously unannounced DLC for Mass Effect 3. It’s now safe to assume that the Leviathan DLC will officially be announced and detailed further.