Bioware revealed yesterday in a new FAQ posted about the upcoming single-player Citadel DLC for “Mass Effect 3,” that the add-on will be two separate downloads on Xbox Live due to its size. As such, the Citadel DLC will be two different downloads for Xbox 360 owners while the DLC will remain a single download on the Playstation 3 and PC.
For Xbox 360 users, the Citadel DLC pack will come as 2 downloads on Xbox Live. ME3 Citadel is larger than our previous DLC packs, so it had to be split into 2 downloads. The first pack is priced at $14.99 and the second pack is tagged as free. Players need to purchase and download pack 1, then download pack 2 at no additional cost.
You can download pack 2 without purchasing pack one, but the DLC will not work. You will get an error message in game asking you to download pack 1. It will say “This DLC will only work in conjunction with Part 1 of Mass Effect 3: Citadel, which is split across 2 downloadable packages. Please purchase Part 1 prior to downloading Part 2 at no additional cost.” This will not hurt your saved game but you will not be able to launch Citadel until you have both packs.
In the add-on, Shepard will receive unique living quarters on the Citadel as part of the DLC and the content promises one last chance to allow players to see their romantic interests from the trilogy with new cinematics.
It is rather odd to hear of a game, on any system, having to split its DLC pack into separate parts due to size of the add-on. “Mass Effect 3: Citadel” DLC will release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC on March 5 and will cost $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points.