BioWare have released the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a piece of downloadable content available at no additional charge (until 12 April 14) that expands upon the controversial ending to the Mass Effect trilogy which has driven fan debate and even led to questions over whether the game should have shipped in the first place.

Featuring new cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the extra content gives fans seeking further clarity into the final events of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes. To experience the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, fans will need to download the DLC and load their last autosave point in the game before the final mission on Earth.

‘With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we are delivering what so many fans have asked for – more answers, more clarity, and a more definitive resolution to their Mass Effect 3 experience,’ said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series. ‘The team is excited for players to experience this final statement on the conclusion to the Mass Effect trilogy.’

The Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is available for download now on Xbox LIVE on Xbox 360 and PC and will follow on 4th July for PS3 owners via the PlayStation Network.