Xbox Live Update: Mass Effect 2 Arrival DLC

New wares for Microsoft's online platform include latest Commander Shepard pack; XBLA adds Rush 'N Attack, Islands of Wakfu, Seisou Kouki Strania tomorrow; Games on Demand welcomes Split/Second and HAWX 2.

Microsoft's Xbox Live online platform was struck with a bevy of new content today, ranging from the latest add-on pack for Mass Effect 2 to the Games on Demand release of Disney's latest racing game.

Leading the charge this week is the Arrival (560 MS points, or $7) content for BioWare's lauded Mass Effect 2. Arrival sees Commander Shepard investigating clues to an impending Reaper invasion on the edge of the galaxy. The downloadable content will also see the return of actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Stone Cold) lending his voice to Admiral Hackett.

Mass Effect 2 received its latest batch of add-on content today.

Being released tomorrow on the Xbox Live Arcade will be three new titles, the first of which is Rush 'N Attack Ex Patriot (800 MS points, or $10). In the game, players will control a lone soldier sent into Russia to find a missing ally, equipped with nothing more than a knife. As in the original, different weapons can be picked up from dispatched enemies, but the game will also include a stealth mechanic to mix up the old formula.

The other two games pegged to debut tomorrow are Ankama's genre-blending fantasy game Islands of Wakfu (800 MS points, or $10) and G.Rev's latest top-down shoot-'em-up Seisou Kouki Strania (800 MS points, or $10).

Switching to the Games on Demand hub, Microsoft added three new games to the download spot today, the first of which is Disney's racer Split/Second ($30). The other two new full-game downloads out now are CSI: Deadly Intent ($40) and Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 ($30).

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

@DP1130 That's exactly what I've been thinking. I didn't buy any of the dlc but I might pick up this last one. But seriously not counting Ocarina on the 3ds there is... Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, Arkham City, Gears of War 3. This will be the best year of gaming for me ever. Unless they delay Skyrim...lol!

DP1130
DP1130

I played threw both 1 and 2 but haven't played any of the DLC's. With 3 on the way, I think I may dl and play them all. I want the best M3 experience possible. Right after I finish Dawn of War 2 Retro. Man, Space Marine, Skyrim, Batman Ark. City, M3...For the first time in a loong time, I have felt overwelmed with releases. What a sweet feeling!!

jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

@Dynamo11 Yeah I felt kinda the same. The plot was pretty good, but a few holes and it could/should have been longer. But it very nicely sets up and brings us towards ME3.

jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

@method115 Yeah, no more DLC before ME3 now. It's one the Cereberus news feed about how the dfeed will only be active for three weeks this year, a week before a DLC and two weeks before ME3 comes out

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Was a pretty lame DLC imo. Seemed very rushed and not really fleshed out, I don't think I got my money's worth. The gameplay was good though and anything Mass Effect is awesome!

freedomspopular
freedomspopular

@Timmy_Gwar I spent almost 50 hours on my one playthrough of ME2, and I bought it used for about $25. So, no, $5-7 for 2 hours of DLC is ridiculous. They should be giving this stuff out for free, or releasing it with the game.

method115
method115

@jarofdirt882 This is the last DLC? Guess the GOTY edition should be coming out sometime soon. I'll definitely be getting that eventually.

gregpfunk
gregpfunk

I FORGOT TO GET THIS WHILE I WAS AT WORK!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

hmm, well shadow broker was a huuge pain in the arse on insanity, so im gunna finish my run then get this dlc, since 4 this one ur flying solo most of the dlc.

danielkennedy91
danielkennedy91

erm, when does it come out for PS3? we got the game update for the trophies but the DLC is not in the store yet

Amz1217
Amz1217

ME 2: Arrival was shorter than I expected, 400 points instead of 560 would have justified the content it gave but it's still a good piece of content.

Richmaester6907
Richmaester6907

Bought it completed it, it was short but still worth it in the end :) glad that wait turned out good at least for me other people will have to see for themselves.

jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

@buft I have to agree, I was expecting a longer DLC since it was the last one we're gonna get

buft
buft

the DLC was disappointedly short, looking forward to seeing the XBLA games tommorow

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Might skip the gym to pick this up tonight; gonna make the wait for ME3 unbearable!!

hahamanin
hahamanin

damn i still need to get mass effect 2.....tht coming frm a big fan of me1....4playthorughs

One-Enemy
One-Enemy

I was not expecting much, but it was not too bad. All it really did was make me want Mass Effect 3 more.

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

I want to remind everyone that this is a DLC, for $7. Mind you, I would like a longer add on but for $7 it is sufficient. I'm sure that if you broke up the price of ME2 by hours played it would work out to around $5-$7 every two hours. Plus, I personally want Bioware focusing on ME3 anyways.

Moloch121
Moloch121

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Black_Hand_313
Black_Hand_313

Though I did like Shadow Broker better (though it was $3 more expensive), Arrival is pretty good and made me even more stoked for ME3.

rich2405
rich2405

Its about an hour and half maybe, and there's nothing special, in fact its pretty crap

Freak_Ache
Freak_Ache

I heard Arrival's a little on the short side. I'm downloading it now though, and I'm hoping for the best.

howie1926
howie1926

GOD, I am sooo broke!! I have to wait till Friday to get Arrival. :*(