EA: Mass Effect 3 for Wii U won’t get Omega single-player DLC

 mass effect 3 wii u

The holiday rush and the release of the year’s most widely hyped and advertised video games go hand in hand. It’s only in the push from October to December that you see games like Assassin’s Creed III, Halo 4, and New Super Mario Bros. U hitting shelves within days of one another. Remember: Great games are released year round, so it’s also the season for getting a deal on hits that are still fresh but have perhaps fallen out of popular discussion. Mass Effect 3, for example, is getting a second wind more than half a year after release thanks to a number of new versions on shelves. Careful which one you choose, though. The Nintendo Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 isn’t quite complete.

By the measure of Digital Trends’ review, Mass Effect 3 for Wii U is the same quality, divisive role-playing game it was on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, albeit with some troublingly long load times. That isn’t the whole story sadly. According to the official Mass Effect Twitter feed, the Wii U version of the game will not receive all of the new single-player downloadable content, namely Mass Effect 3: Omega. “Unfortunately [Omega] will not be available for Wii U,” reads the official statement.

Since Mass Effect 3 for Wii U was announced at E3 2012, there’s been some doubt about what DLC studio Straight Right’s port of the BioWare RPG would actually feature. Producer Michael Gamble said in July that the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut content released free to fans this summer would be included on the disc for the Wii U edition, but it wasn’t confirmed until later that the contentious DLC From Ashes would be included, as would the three multiplayer expansions.

From Ashes did ship as part of Mass Effect 3 on Wii U, but the other single-player DLC expansion Leviathan isn’t planned for Nintendo’s console either.

Wii U owners are lucky to be receiving the From Ashes content at all. Mass Effect Trilogy Edition for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC included all of retail versions of the series, but no downloadable expansions will be made available for any of them. Electronic Arts’ policies for DLC support are confusing to say the leastOmega has been described as the biggest expansion yet made for a Mass Effect game. It seems counterintuitive not to offer that content to every possible customer.

Gaming

Has it really been 17 years? The past, present, and future of the Xbox

From "DirectX Box" to "720," it's been a long, strange trip for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console. Here is what happened, from its odd beginnings to the rumored Scarlett console with streaming.
Gaming

From arcade to simulation, here are the best racing games of all time

From serious sims to carnage-fueled arcade racers to cartoonish animated racers with items galore, we collected racing games of all different stripes from multiple eras of video games. Here are the best.
Cars

Tesla will release fully self-driving cars in 2019 — with a big asterisk

Tesla reaffirmed its goal of releasing a fully self-driving car by the end of 2019, but it warned the system won't work perfectly 100 percent of the time. Convincing regulators that it's safe to use will require some effort, too.
Deals

Here are the best Chromebook deals available in February 2019

Whether you want a compact laptop to enjoy some entertainment on the go, or you need a no-nonsense machine for school or work, we've smoked out the best cheap Chromebook deals -- from full-sized laptops to 2-in-1 convertibles -- that won't…
Gaming

Xbox-exclusive games could find a second home on Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is reportedly set to release some of its first-party games on Nintendo Switch, as well as the Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud services. Cross-play between Switch and Xbox One is already enabled.
Gaming

Transform into a tetromino master with our Tetris 99 tips and tricks

Tetris 99 is the latest battle royale game to stir up quite a bit of commotion. The Nintendo Switch Online exclusive adds a few new unexplained quirks to the Tetris formula. We've got you covered with our Tetris 99 tips and tricks.
Computing

Metro Exodus update brings DLSS improvements to Nvidia RTX 20-series PCs

Having issues in Metro Exodus? A February 21 update for the title recently delivered enhancements to Nvidia’s deep learning supersampling feature and other fixes for low-specced PCs. 
Gaming

Need to perform a factory reset on your Xbox One console? Here's how to do it

Whether you're upgrading to a One X and giving your old console to a friend, or troubleshooting a technical issue, sometimes your Xbox One needs a clean slate. Here's our quick guide on how to factory reset an Xbox One.
Gaming

Battle royale-style Tetris 99 is the first Nintendo Switch Online-exclusive game

If you want to play online multiplayer on Switch, you'll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Here's what you need to know about Nintendo Switch Online, from price to features to the awesome library of NES games.
Gaming

The best PUBG weapons to win you that coveted chicken dinner

Which weapons in PUBG are worth the time to scout out and fit with attachments? Which are going to help you become the last player standing? We've got the answers you need in our best PUBG weapons guide.
Gaming

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in Destiny 2: Forsaken

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.
Gaming

Want to play as Iron Man or Waluigi in GTA V? Our favorite mods make it possible

Grand Theft Auto V is best on the PC for many reasons, and modifications may be the most important. You can cause riots, spawn unique cars, and play as a cop with just a few extra files.
Deals

Walmart slices prices on PS4 DualShock 4 controllers just in time for Anthem

The standard black PS4 controller is what usually comes with the console itself, but if you want to add something a bit more customized your gaming experience, Walmart is offering a wide variety of colorful DualShock 4 controllers at…
Gaming

How you can give your PS4 a fresh start with a factory reset

Learn the many ways you can factory reset your PS4. From reverting your settings to factory to doing a full wipe and reinstalling the latest PlayStation firmware, we cover it all here, step by step.