BioWare Unveils The Cerberus Network
The Cerberus Network, which will available to download at launch, is activated by a single-use unlock code that comes included in retail and digital versions of the game worldwide. BioWare describes the hub as a "conduit for players to receive bonus content as well as daily messages and news on upcoming releases for Mass Effect 2 for no extra charge".
For players who pick the game up second-hand, The Cerberus Network can be unlocked through a one-time, in-game purchase of a new activation code, though activation is tied to a specific EA Online account and is non-transferable.
"The Cerberus Network augments and extends the rich universe of Mass Effect 2," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare. "We’re thrilled to be able to reward loyal BioWare and Mass Effect fans with ongoing, high quality content and provide a direct channel for our players to dive deeper into the intriguing lore of Mass Effect."
Players who access the hub on launch day will receive the first DLC pack featuring new missions and in-game items. After launch, BioWare will release another DLC pack that introduces the Hammerhead, a new vehicle in the universe.
Mass Effect 2 is due on Xbox 360 and PC on January 26 in North America and January 29 in Europe.