Just a month after releasing the Extended Cut to their controversial ending, BioWare returns to the Mass Effect 3 universe with their first original add-on to the single-player campaign, called Leviathan. Taking place during Shepard’s war on the Reapers, players will trek across the galaxy in search of a mysterious creature known as the Leviathan that supposedly can combat the Reapers.
Mass Effect 3: Leviathan (Xbox 360 [previewed], PlayStation 3, PC)
Our preview began on the Citadel with Shepard interrogating a key member of a research team investigating the presence of a being known as the “Leviathan.“ Apparently, the Leviathan is capable of destroying the Reapers, which obviously piques the interest of Shepard in his fight against them. After finding out that the research members is indoctrinated, Shepard and crew take it upon themselves to investigate further to uncover the truth.
BioWare is seeking to offer a challenge for fans with Leviathan, while at the same time having it scaled to how far along you are in the main campaign. For instance, taking on the Leviathan quest towards the end of the game will have the tougher enemies appear more, as opposed to taking on the mission early on where you fight basic Husks.
After taking out a few wave of enemies, Lieutenant Cortez arrives on a shuttle craft to restore power to the ship. From here, you have to make your way through and activate different power nodes across the deck while fighting off Brutes and Marauders. After restoring power, the research crew’s mech suit is revealed behind the deck’s blast door, and Shepard hops in to make quick work of the remaining hostiles.