This Tuesday sees a huge day for DLC, whether it’s paid or not! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will have it’s very first piece of DLC. It’s been long enough even if one doesn’t actually ever complete the game I’ve still been waiting ages for a fresh dollop of quests for Skyrim. Dawnguard looks incredible and probably one of the most worthy of DLC’s to hit the marketplace. However from the looks of it we’ll be spending a hefty amount of Microsoft points for it. 1600 of that pesky M$ currency which boils down to paying out for 2000msp if you were to buy direct through the console or if your local store or choice of website has only 2100 you’ll be spending the couple of quids extra with points left over. All well and good if you don’t mind the extra points towards a shit XBL deal.
Along with it will be an additional 250 Gamerscore which I’m going all out for to make sure my Skyrim achievement list is well and truly completed once again. Here is a list of the achievements revealed.
A New You – Change Your Face 20G
Awakening – Complete “Awakening” 20G
Beyond Death – Complete “Beyond Death” 20G
Kindred Judgement – Complete “Kindred Judgment” 40G
Lost To The Ages – Complete “Lost To The Ages” 30G
Soul Tear – Learn All Three Words Of Soul Tear 20G
Auriel’s Bow – Use The Special Power Of Auriel’s Bow 20G
Werewolf Mastered – Acquire 11 Werewolf Perks 20G
Vampire Mastered – Acquire 11 Vampire Perks 20G
Legend – Defeat A Legendary Dragon 40G
If you find time to actually bother putting your Mass Effect 3 back into the disc tray you’ll be happy to know that the Extended cut DLC which also lands tomorrow will be absolutely free but requires a painstaking requirement of having to load a save near the ending to view its extension. I can’t even remember if my last save was even that close but I’m sure its not too much bother to fire up from the beginning of the final mission and enjoy the playthrough once again. Here’s the official statement from Bioware’s FAQ.
“To experience the Extended Cut, load a save game from before the attack on the Cerberus Base and play through to the end of the game. The Extended Cut endings will differ depending on choices made throughout the Mass Effect series, so multiple playthroughs with a variety of different decisions will be required to experience the variety of possibilities offered by the new content.”
Unfortunately the the EC won’t be released for PS3 until July 4th which is unusually unexplained but hope its worth the wait for you guys. Not as bad as waiting for Dawnguard to hit PS3 in a whole months time ay?! Same with PC! I’m not going into arguments over release dates. I hate all that just as much as you do and it sucks! Still Mass Effect 3′s extended ending won’t be played by me for sometime due to the fact that Dawnguard dominates the DLC scene and boasts of a huge 20 hour + playthrough. ENJOY!