Mass Effect 3 ‘Rebellion’ DLC revealed

May 16, 2012

Someone should get around to plugging these leaks, because it seems like every other week some website accidentally spoils an announcement before it was supposed to be official. This week it is downloadable content for Mass Effect 3, specifically a multiplayer focused pack called ‘Rebellion’.

Leaked over on the official PlayStation Asia website (once found here, though now removed, but not before we saw the goods), the Rebellion pack looks to add the following:

  • Two new maps: Firebase Jade, a jungle resort, and Firebase Goddess, based on Thessia.
  • Three new weapons, as well as new equipment and consumables.
  • Six new classes: Quarian Infiltrator and Engineer, Vorcha Soldier and Sentinel, and Phoenix Adept and Vanguard.

Similar to the ‘Resurgence’ pack, ‘Rebellion’ seems to add two new playable races: the Vorcha, who were first introduced and mostly used as an enemy in Mass Effect 2, and the mysterious ‘Phoenix’. No known race in the Mass Effect universe goes by the title of Phoenix, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the species turned out to be based on the character that appears in the ‘From Ashes’ DLC pack. We won’t spoil it right now, but those who’ve played Mass Effect 3 will know.

Interestingly, both the Quarian Infiltrator and Engineer already exist. Listing them as new to the DLC pack may be implying male Quarian variants will be selectable for these classes, as currently only the female model is available.

The original posting on PlayStation Asia listed the DLC pack as ‘now available’ for that region, though we suspect it was a mistake. For now, we await an official announcement from BioWare.