Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut hits next week

BioWare confirms June 26 launch for release of additional endgame content for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions of sci-fi RPG.

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Mass Effect 3 fans hoping for resolution on the game's resolution won't have to wait much longer. BioWare today announced that Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut would be released for free on June 26.

Mass Effect 3's Extended Cut is almost here.
Mass Effect 3's Extended Cut is almost here.

Set for release as a free downloadable content pack, the Extended Cut will add more cutscenes and content to the game's epilogue. BioWare has said the additional scenes will "include deeper insight to Commander Shepard's journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers."

According to a FAQ on BioWare's official site, "The Extended Cut expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 through additional scenes and epilogue sequences. It provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings."

After Mass Effect 3's March debut, some fans vocally expressed their distaste for the endgame, saying the conclusion (which was capped off by one of three largely similar cutscenes) did not sufficiently reflect player choices made over the course of the trilogy. For more on Mass Effect 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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