BioWare has detailed the second major piece of single-player DLC for Mass Effect 3. Omega takes players back to the asteroid; a seedy, lawless world featured prominently in Mass Effect 2. Shepard is drawn back to the piece-meal station by Aria T’Loak, the Asari who ran the joint before being ousted by Cerberus. She spent most of Mass Effect 3 sulking in a club on the Citadel, but now she’s determined to take back what is hers.
Why Shepard gets involved isn’t clear yet; probably because Aria is terrifying and/or the chance to smack Cerberus is always worth a bit of a space laugh. The official blurb reads:
Disturbing reports from the Citadel suggest that something big is about to go down. If our Intel is accurate, Aria is on the move. This was anticipated, as we did not expect her to sit idly by while Cerberus ran roughshod over Omega. With her biotic capabilities and well-documented mean streak, what happens next won’t be pretty.
Our informants believe that Aria intends to seek out Commander Shepard for assistance. We are aware of the Commander’s ties to Aria, but are unclear about how deep they run. What we do know is that Aria will be relentless in her fight to take back Omega, and with the Commander at her side, she may very well be unstoppable.
We will be observing this situation closely as it develops. Continue to monitor this channel for further communication.
Mass Effect 3: Omega (Single-player DLC) – Coming November 27th to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 (November 28th to PS3 in Europe).