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EA release Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3 DLCs

By: Moses Abaortae

  |   November 29th, 2012   |  
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Battlefield 3: Aftermath and Mass Effect: Omega DLCs hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively.

In an attempt to keep fans engaged in their games and to see if they can squeeze a bit more out their existing titles EA has released two new DLCs, each a timed exclusive for a specific console.

Battlefield 3: Aftermath is currently only available to Battlefield 3: Premium members on the PlayStation 3, while Xbox LIVE members are the only ones who have access to the longest DLC in Mass Effect’s history with Omega.

Starting things off on the Mass Effect 3 front and the Omega DLC sends players on a journey as Sam Shepard. This time around the trilogy’s protagonist is accompanied by the Pirate Queen of Omega Aria T’loak (good luck with the pronunciation).

At the same time, a new character will also be introduced into the mix and players will have to regain control of Omega from Cerberus’ General Petrovsky. It’s always the Russians!

The DLC is available for Xbox LIVE members for 1,200 Microsoft Points.

Moving on to one of the better first-person shooters to have released in recent years and Battlefield 3 seems to continue its DLC Season with another entry, as the Aftermath DLC explodes on to the PlayStation Network. Before we get into any details on that it would be wise to hear what EA have to say about their just released downloadable content pack.

“In Battlefield 3: Aftermath, players fight for supremacy amongst shattered streets and buildings across four earthquake ravaged maps.”

The description continues, “This launch trailer features footage from all four maps and features the new crossbow, vehicles, and the new Scavenger game mode where players armed only with a pistol much search the environment for more powerful weapons.”

All of this will be on offer for the price of $14.99, however, it is only available to Battlefield 3 Premium members on the PlayStation 3 for the time being. The timed-exclusive will be released for Premium subscribers of the Battlefield service on both the Xbox 360 and PC on the 4th of December.

It is only after that that standard members on the PlayStation 3 will gain access to the DLC on the 4th of December, while Xbox 360 and PC gamers will have to wait until the 18th of December for their turn.

With Black Ops 2 also released one can expect DLC for that game to be announced shortly as well. But what about your opinion towards the constant barrage of Downloadable expansions; are you a fan of it or do you feel you only should have to pay for a game once in order to access all the content? Let us know in the comments section below.