BioWare has detailed another dose of Mass Effect 2
DLC, dubbed the "Firewalker" pack. The upcoming release includes five missions featuring the Hammerhead vehicle, according to an update on the Cerberus Network page
, part of the official Mass Effect
site. BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk described the Hammerhead as a "hover tank," during a recent interview
with Joystiq, adding, "It's not a wheeled vehicle, so it's going to have a bit of a different control scheme" than did the much-maligned Mako vehicle featured constantly
in Mass Effect 1
On the website, the Hammerhead is promoted as "a heavy assault vehicle that hovers over the battlefield at up to 120 kilometers per hour [75 mph] and features a guided missile system ensuring accuracy even during aggressive maneuvering." In other words, it's everything the Mako wasn't
-- and it's optional.
The Firewalker DLC pack is scheduled for a "late March" release and will be accessible free of charge through the Cerberus Network
in-game delivery system. Of course, nothing's really "free" when it's got Cerberus' shady name attached to it, is it, Mr. Illusive Man?
[Thanks Runyon C!]