Mass Effect 3: Retaliation multiplayer pack releases today, launch trailer showcases a new menace

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BioWare has done an excellent job of providing regular incentives for players to revisit Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode, with three free expansions being released since the game launched in March.

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation Screenshot 1

The ‘Retaliation’ multiplayer pack is the latest example of BioWare and EA’s continued commitment to Mass Effect 3, and will once again be free of charge. The pack will be released on Xbox LIVE, Origin and the US PlayStation Store later today, with European PS3 players having to wait an additional day before the pack goes up on their local PS Store.

Here’s a summary of the exciting additions to Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode that the Retaliation pack introduces:

  • New “Hazard” Versions of Existing Maps: Wage war across six maps as a regular rotation of Firebases will be introduced to different hazards and traps. Survive the onslaught of Acid, Lightening, Meltdowns, Sandstorms, Swarms and Whiteouts!

  • New Deadly Enemy Faction: Prepare to face off against the Collector Praetorian, Scion, Abomination, Trooper, and Captain. Reports have also come in that Cerberus has enlisted the Dragoon to their ranks and the Geth are deploying new Drones to the battlefield.

  • New Unlockable Weapons: The Collectors have also brought deadly new weapons to the fight: the Collector Assault Rifle, Sub-Machine Gun, and Sniper Rifle. Unlock these weapons and new equipment upgrades to build to your arsenal.

  • New Class Kits to Unlock: A host of new characters have joined the war to fight this new threat, including the Turian Havoc Soldier, Turian Ghost Infiltrator, and more added as the weeks progress.

  • New Powerful Upgrades: Outfit your weapons with three new ammo modifications and fortify your gear with five unique upgrades to defeat even the toughest foes.

  • New Multiplayer Challenge Feature: Think you are the best soldier in the Alliance? Make sure to track your progress in the new “Challenges” database. Complete various multiplayer assignments and feats of strength to unlock titles and banners to display in-game, and then compare your progress against your friends.

Take a look at the thrilling launch trailer for the Retaliation multiplayer pack below:

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