Mass Effect 2 ‘Arrival’ DLC Is Coming Soon! Praise Odin’s Gaping Eye Socket.

Mass Effect 2 was recently patched for the PlayStation 3, and said patch may have tipped BioWare’s upcoming DLC hand. Fuck yes! Want to know more? Hit the jump where the trophy descriptions have some mild spoilers. I’m spanking.


Following a patch to the PS3 version of  Mass Effect 2, the updated trophies list for last year’s space savior simulator hints at upcoming DLC called ‘Arrival.’

BioWare forum member  Vamplosion took some pictures of ‘Arrival’ being a separate trophy entry, as well as the three ‘Arrival’ trophies themselves.

Not much is known about it so far, other than the trophy descriptions which mention a certain Dr. Amanda Kenson. Keen eyes recalled that she was the subject of a Cerberus Network  news entry dated January 24th, 2011. Incoming trophy and  Mass Effect 2 spoilers incoming!

This entry states:

“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?””

The trophy entries appear to state:

“The Ultimate Sacrifice” – Complete the Arrival DLC.
“Last Stand” – Survive all five waves in the battle for Object Rho
“Covert Action” – Rescue Dr. Amanda Kenson without attracting hostile attention.

Oh fuck yes! The last DLC, Lair of the Shadow Broker was Mass Effect DLC nearly fucking perfected. It was the culmination of them fucking around with the various other DLC, finally capable of bringing it together in something that was actually worth money. Sure I bought all of the DLC, I’m a fucking slut. But it was the first time when not only was the DLC as good as the boxed content, it was better.

Since then, I’ve been dying for some more on the DLC tip, so here’s hoping this shit drops soon.