Major Mass Effect 3 DLC will not be available for Wii U

Along with the recent launch of the Wii U, the console also saw the release of a number of launch titles for it. One of the major launch titles for the games will be BioWare's Mass Effect 3 which comes out on November 30. While the game came bundled with a number of DLC already on the disk, the company has announced that the upcoming Omega DLC for the game will not be available for the Wii U, according to Eurogamer.

An official statement form the Mass Effect Twitter account says, "Unfortunately it will not be available for the Wii U." This includes both the major DLC - Leviathan and the upcoming Omega. When asked whether any DLC would be making an appearance on the Wii U version of the game, EA replied saying, "Never say never :)".

The Omega Space Station as seen in Mass Effect 2 (image credit: Mass Effect Wiki)

The Omega Space Station as seen in Mass Effect 2 (Image Credit: Mass Effect Wiki)


Earlier this month, BioWare had released screenshots for Omega. The DLC is set to feature a fan-favourite character making an appearance after Mass Effect 2 - Aria T'Loak - as a squadmate. Omega is set to boast some brand new story, and will include the first female character of the Turian race that the player will have ever seen throughout the Mass Effect series. According to earlier reports, Aria is set to be one of the most powerful characters in the game, so far that the developers had to make changes to the combat system so as to not have the character be too overpowered.

BioWare had announced the release date and price for the DLC back in October. The single player campaign is launching for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 27, and will cost 1,200 Microsoft points or about $15 (Rs 793).

Omega is set to be the most expensive DLC released for the Mass Effect series yet, not counting in the online pass that came bundled with new copies of Mass Effect 2, but cost 1,200 Microsoft Points if you had a used copy. It is also set to be the largest DLC for Mass Effect 3 so far, with producer Mike Gamble describing it during the ongoing New York Comic Con as “double the size” of the largest Mass Effect 3 DLC so far. The DLC has you revisit Omega from the second game and team up with the ruler, Aria T’loak, to retake the space station back from the control of Cerberus. Among the features of the DLC is the inclusion of new enemies like the Cerberus Dragoon class, which was recently added in the game for the multiplayer.

Mass Effect 3 has gained a large amount of notoriety among gamers for having one of the most disappointing endings ever made in a game. One of the biggest reasons for the disappointing ending was that players had been waiting for a satisfying end to the story since the first Mass Effect game came out in 2007. The trilogy took around five years to finish and players were left with a sour taste in their mouth after finishing Mass Effect 3. To fix this, BioWare had released an 'Extended Cut' DLC, which promised to expand on the ending.

Published Date: Nov 20, 2012 04:25 pm | Updated Date: Nov 20, 2012 04:25 pm