Since Bioware announced its plans to "address gamer concerns" over the the ending of Mass Effect 3, we've been anxious for any news as to what "Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut" will be. At a recent press junket for upcoming animated series Tron: Uprising we got some insight into what Bioware's ending-clarity initiatives might mean. We spoke to actors Lance Henriksen and Tricia Helfer, and both confirmed they have recorded voice-over work for Mass Effect 3's expanded content, which almost certainly means EDI and Admiral Hackett will return.
"I'm voicing some more Mass Effect on Monday," Helfer told G4.
Henriksen got more specific. "I just did another session with them...They were saying there's a little bit of a problem with the abruptness of the ending," Hendriksen said. "So we did a whole series of things to add to the end of the game, to live up to the quality they've been doing."
"Usually, when a guy loses the game, the game shuts down; it's over. It's done. The players don't like that," He added.
Raphael Sbarge, who plays Marine Kaidan Alenko, also confirmed that he's involved. He recently tweeted:
"Just when you thought I would never go back, they keep PULLING me back in #MassEffect!! Recording!! Yay! Wha-hoo!"
"We are all incredibly proud of 'Mass Effect 3' and the work done by Casey Hudson and team," Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare said in the written announcement in early April. "Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. With 'Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut' we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team's artistic vision for the end of this story arch in the 'Mass Effect' universe."
Check out the great Lance "Admiral Hackett" Henriksen himself talking Mass Effect 3 in the video below: