Mass Effect 3 is set to release this week on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
- North America: March 6
- Australia: March 8
- Europe: March 9
- Japan: March 15
The Internet has exploded with trailers, screenshots and press releases about what to expect from the third in this space epic.
Commander Shepard is back to save the galaxy’s finest butts from the Reaper invasion.
Players will be able to save the Earth as their favourite N7 styled Commander. Save files loaded from previous games reportedly bring across over 1,000 variables that will help shape the final chapter.
According to Senior Writer for BioWare Patrick Weekes the reputation system has evolved once again:
Saying “I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite store on the Citadel,” doesn’t carry as much weight as it used to. People are already going to be selling you things they wouldn’t ordinarily sell, because you’re the last hope for the universe. You’ll be banking on your reputation to save planets and gain alliances, not to get a better deal on snow tires.
Paragon and Renegade are here to stay but unlike other alignment choices in video games, Mass Effect’s isn’t about Good and Evil.
You’re also never going to be the villain of Mass Effect 3. If you take every Renegade option in the game, you may be brusque with your friends and brutal to your enemies; you may make hard choices that cost you friendships; you may have to go to your grave carrying the weight of crimes that would have you reviled as a monster if they ever came to light. But you are always fighting to save the galaxy, no matter what tactics you take.
In a trend that is becoming common, there will also be DLC available from day one for players to pick up a Prothean squad mate, one weapon and an alternate costume for Shepard’s squad.
Mass Effect 3 also comes with a mutliplayer co-op mode, “Galaxy at War”. Players and up to 3 allies can join together to fight through custom strongholds. By completing these missions, players will have a higher chance at attaining a perfect ending in the single player campaign, however it is not necessary.
Here is a look at the ‘Official Launch Trailer’ to inject some last minute hype into Mass Effect 3. Like it was actually needed.