(Note: This article may contain spoilers for the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut)
So you may have barreled through the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC and finally got that ending you’ve been yearning to see since the game’s release months ago, or perhaps not. Either way, you’re well aware that the DLC leaves things in the Mass Effect universe pretty open-ended. Now, thanks to a BioWare forum user who extracted files from the Extended Cut‘s script and posted the findings on Pastebin, we might have a better idea of where the Mass Effect 3 narrative is headed next.
According to the text, Shepard will be tasked with rescuing a scientist from a Reaper-indoctrinated mining facility which has been under the control of a Reaper named “Leviathan” for a decade. In the context of this purported DLC, Leviathan is a Reaper that has gone rouge and killed one of its own kind, making it not only a traitor to its race but an interesting ally should Shepard be able to turn it. The text goes on to state that Leviathan can then become a War Asset, joining the fight against the other Reapers. The scientist, Ann Brynson, can then either live or die based upon your choices.
As Eurogamer points out, should this particular story be the background for future Mass Effect 3 DLC, it wouldn’t be the first time Leviathan entered the game’s lore. 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. In Mass Effect 3, if you’ve kept alive the Batarian character Balak, implies that the ship is actually Leviathan, a dormant Reaper, and that the Batarians may or may not have accidentally reactivated it. Oops!
Mike Gamble of BioWare recently took to Twitter to confirm that the Extended Cut would not be the last Mass Effect 3 DLC in development, so while BioWare most likely won’t confirm or deny the above findings, we at the very least know that more content is in the works.
Source: BioWare forums via Eurogamer