A recent PS3 patch for Mass Effect 2 may have incidentally revealed news about an upcoming DLC pack named Arrival. The rumored pack includes three shiny new trophies, one of which includes rescuing Dr. Amanda Kenson without drawing any unwanted hostile attention. Does that name sound familiar, perhaps? Here’s why.
A recent bulletin on the Cerberus Network stated this:
“Historians and astronomers alike are abuzz tonight over a new paper published by Dr. Amanda Kenson of the University of Arcturus. Her team claims that by testing the dust trapped in the gravity wells around a mass relay, and comparing its composition to that of dust clouds in the same system, scientists can create a timeline of when the relay passed through the dust. Her conclusion? ‘Only a small fraction of the mass effect relays date back 50,000 years,’ she writes, ‘The majority are far older, indicating they were created by a species predating even the Protheans.’
“Dr. Aurana T’Meles of the University of Serrice met the information with skepticism: ‘While Dr. Kenson’s methods appear sound, the asari tried a similar procedure centuries ago and discounted it. What civilization could have spanned the galaxy for not thousands, but millions of years? If this were the case, we should have found mountains of evidence of their passing. Where is this species now?’ “
Buzz around the BioWare forums speculates that the DLC will delve deeper into the Reaper’s menacing “arrival” to Earth, as well as the possibility of offering a different playable character to Shepard.
There is no news as to whether or not the fabled DLC will be coming to PC or Xbox 360 consoles. BioWare as yet to release an official statement concerning the matter.