News has surfaced that the next Mass Effect 3 downloadable add-on, simply titled "Earth", will be released on July 17 for the Xbox 360 - PC and PS3 dates have yet to be announced. As yet another multiplayer map pack, it's offered as a free download to everyone who owns the game (or at least, those that didn't buy a used copy). From Eurogamer's coverage:
A product listing for Earth first popped up last month, promising three new maps and six new player classes.
"Mass Effect 3: Earth: The fighting is fiercest when it's your home at stake!" the description read. "Mass Effect 3: Earth adds mods, gear, and new maps for Rio, Vancouver, and London. It features three new weapons: Piranha assault shotgun, Acolyte pistol and Typhoon light machine gun. Six new human N7 classes are also available: Destroyer, Paladin, Demolisher, Slayer, Shadow and Fury!"
BioWare will likely announce the content in more detail at the company's Mass Effect 3 panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.