Take Earth Back. Mass Effect 3 plunges you into an all-out galactic war to take Earth back from a nearly unstoppable foe – and how you fight that war is entirely up to you. And it’s available now!
Groundbreaking interactive storytelling drives the heart-pounding action in which each decision you make could have devastating and deadly consequences. You are Commander Shepard, the only one who can save Earth from annihilation. But you are not alone. At your side is a team of elite, battle-hardened soldiers ready for your command. Flank enemies with your squad or take them down lone wolf. Use cover or go in guns blazing. Unleash tactical assaults from a distance or go toe-to-toe with enemies using devastating melee assaults and the deadly omniblade.
Play Your Way – Mass Effect has always been about creating the most immersive and engaging experience possible. In Mass Effect 3 players will be given the option to select the way they experience the game: Action, Role-Playing, and Story. Choose a fast-paced cinematic experience or delve into a deeper, more choice-driven narrative. Either way, intense combat propels the action as you fight to unite a war-torn galaxy against a common enemy.
A Rich, Branching Story — Interactive storytelling delivers an experience unlike any other, with multiple outcomes determined by your choices. Mass Effect 3 will redefine what you know about emotionally engaging story.
Unleash a Customizable Arsenal — Build your character and squad with dozens of unique weapons and abilities, each with powerful upgrades and modifications. In Mass Effect 3, every weapon is available to each of the 6 character classes. However, each weapon has a ‘weight’ associated with it that will affect your ability recharge rate and mobility in the battlefield, so choose your load out carefully.
Deeper RPG elements. In Mass Effect 3 as you progress, so does Shepard and the squad. Players can now evolve abilities and powers as they level up incrementally. Outside of character progression, players can also customize their armor with a wide variety of different pieces and improvements. Your weapons can also be modified with powerful upgrades.
Galaxy at War – The Reapers have invaded and the entire galaxy is at war for its very survival. Everything from galaxy exploration, charting new worlds, and scanning has been optimized to reflect the Reaper invasion. A full breakdown of the Galaxy at War system is covered in the appendix.
Class-Based Co-operative Multiplayer Missions — Fight the war with your friends in four-player co-op missions. Choose from a variety of races and classes and combine your skills to overcome the odds. Your success can have an impact on the outcome of your single player campaign.
Adrenaline-Pumping Gameplay — Feel every bullet impact, roll into cover, and unleash devastating heavy weapons in an intense and pulse-pounding action-shooter game.
Ruthless and Intelligent Enemies — Battle merciless enemies that will consistently challenge your best combat tactics and put you on the edge of your seat.
Up close and personal – Mass Effect 3 brings a new weapon to the battlefield, the omniblade. Each of the 6 character classes has a unique heavy melee attack. For example, the Soldier class unleashes a devastating blow with the omniblade. If you need unleash a quick flurry of attacks, rapidly press the melee button to lay down a quick combo. Different weapons will yield different combos.
Xbox 360 Kinect. If you are playing on Xbox 360, you can issue commands and dialogue responses in real time with the Kinect. Currently Mass Effect 3 features English, French, Italian and German Kinect support, including a variety of dialects within those languages.
The war for Earth begins on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC right now.
Stay tuned for our review shortly.