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Mass Effect 3

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare
Release Date: March 6, 2012

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by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2011 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT

Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.

An flyer from a South African retail store hints at possible multiplayer capabilities for Mass Effect 3 stating "online multiplayer pass and more." While Bioware has promised to unveil a killer new feature in the next issue of Xbox World, this advertisement could mean a few things. Either it's simply translated wrong (but they do speak English in South Africa), it merely refers to downloadable content through an online pass, or there will be indeed some sort of multiplayer in ME3, for the first time in the series (thanks Blues).

In Mass Effect 3, an ancient alien race known only as “Reapers”, has launched an all-out invasion of the galaxy, leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You, as Commander Shepard, must lead the counter assault to take it back. Only you can determine how events will play out, which planets you will save from annihilation and which alliances you will form or abandon as you rally the forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all.

BioWare also unveiled today the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition, a special edition of the game featuring exclusive bonus content and unlockable items including in-game appearance packs, a Dark Horse Comic Book, a hardcover art book, an exclusive extended soundtrack, exclusive lithograph and an exclusive N7 patch. Designed to delight both new and seasoned fans, the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition also gives instant access to the N7 Arsenal Pack which features four tactical guns exclusive to this special edition. The Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order now at participating retailers for $79.99 in limited quantities.

Blending world-class shooter combat with interactive, cinematic storytelling and space exploration, the Mass Effect series is one of the most highly decorated in the history of games, having earned over 200 international awards.

Mass Effect 3 and the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition arrive on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC beginning March 6, 2012. BioWare also announced earlier today that Mass Effect 3 on the Xbox 360 will include support of Kinect, allowing players to immerse themselves into the Mass Effect universe even further through new voice recognition technology. The Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition will be available in a digital format on the PC exclusively via Origin, EA’s new digital store destination


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