BioWare is announcing today Mass Effect: Arrival, the thrilling final mission for Mass Effect 2. Available for download on March 29, 2011, Mass Effect: Arrival will also include three new achievements for the Xbox 360 and PC and three new trophies on PS3.
In Mass Effect: Arrival, Commander Shepard is sent to the edge of the galaxy to rescue an undercover operative who may have evidence of an imminent Reaper invasion that has been looming since the very beginning of the series. Returning and playing a prominent role in Mass Effect: Arrival is fan favorite Admiral Hackett, who is voiced by legendary science-fiction actor Lance Henriksen (Alien, Terminator).
“All year, we have been extremely honored and humbled by the reception we have received for Mass Effect 2 from players around the world, including our post release DLC”, said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer, Mass Effect series. “Mass Effect: Arrival is an exciting extension to Mass Effect 2 and will show players just how close the Reapers are to returning and completing their deadly harvest.”
Mass Effect 2 is one of the most highly decorated games of all time, earning over 90 perfect scores and over 150 awards. This includes over 20 “Game of the Year” honors, ranging from individual media outlets around the world such as IGN, Eurogamer, G4, MSNBC.com and GameTrailers.com, to top honors from prestigious industry awards, including the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science’s Interactive Achievement Awards, and the Golden Joysticks. Earlier this week, Mass Effect 2 won another “Game of the Year” honor at the Swedish “Dataspelsgalan” (Videogame Awards) and “Best Game” from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) in the UK.