Mass Effect 3 'From Ashes' DLC appears early on Xbox 360

While Sony reveals exclusive digital pre-order bonuses

Someone at Microsoft has flipped a switch early, leading to a piece of Mass Effect 3 downloadable content making its way online way ahead of schedule.


Titled 'From Ashes', the DLC features some rather spoilery stuff in its description. Now's your chance to look away folks.

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The DLC will "unearth lost secrets from the past" and allow players to recruit a Prothean character to their crew.

BioWare's associate producer Michael Gamble responded to the leak on the official forums by saying: "We're happy to confirm that Mass Effect 3: From Ashes DLC will be available at launch for all platforms. For those of you who have purchased the N7 Collector's Edition (including the PC Digital Deluxe Edition), you will get this content at no extra charge. We'll have a lot more details for you later this week! Stay Tuned."

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In other Mass Effect 3 news, Sony has said those who pre-order the digital version of Mass Effect 3 via the PlayStation Network will be rewarded with a M55 Argus rifle.

"The Argus is a high-powered rifle and an excellent close-range weapon. Its bursts of fire ensure ammunition conservation during lengthy conflicts. Law-enforcement agencies across the Mass Effect galaxy are adopting the Argus as their standard rifle, as much for its intimidation factor as its suppression power."

Pre-order customers will also get an exclusive Mass Effect 3 PS3 theme only available for digital pre-orders. These offers will not be available once the game is released.

Earlier this week, BioWare released an extended version of the Mass Effect 3 'Take Earth Back' trailer.

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[ SOURCE: Kotaku ]