Mass Effect 3 trailer released, U.S. launch date is March 6

By on March 2, 2012, 6:00 PM

With much ado, the official Mass Effect 3 launch trailer has finally hit the web. Arguably one of the most highly anticipated games of 2012, the video offers a glimpse into what players can expect in this third and supposedly final installment.

BioWare's two minute clip deftly conjures a gut-wrenching sense of impending apocalyptic urgency as all hell breaks loose between Reapers and Humans. Commander Shepard is once again a focal point of the story while some familiar faces are said to make their return in Mass Effect 3.

The game promises co-op, action and story modes, a high-degree of customizability, a tweaked reputation system, completely redesigned enemies -- some foes actually measure more than a mile tall -- and a rich story line where the underlying premise seems to be "survival at any cost".

DRM has been a point of contention for the upcoming title. Casey Hudson, executive producer of Mass Effect 3, responded to concerned fans and promised the game does not employ an "intrusive DRM scheme". Despite this, Origin -- Electronic Arts' answer to Steam -- must be installed in order for Mass Effect 3 to run. 

"I think that the people who try Mass Effect 3 on Origin will realise that it's not an intrusive DRM scheme," he added. "It's just a way for you to sign up for the online services that you're going to get on an ongoing basis through Mass Effect 3.

"Just like you get with any other kind of online digital distribution, or multiplayer or whatever. It's not something that requires you to always be online - you can play Mass Effect 3 offline."

Source: computerandvideogames.com

Mass Effect 3 will debut in the U.S. on March 6 (next Tuesday) for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A subsequent launch in Australia is slated for March 8 and the European release will fall on March 9. BioWare will also release a collector's edition with exclusive items, various DLC and a stand-alone digital soundtrack. 

Game Group, a UK-based game retailer, will not carry Mass Effect 3 because of a dispute with EA. You can bet it will be widely available from a number of other outlets though, including EA Origin, Best Buy, Gamestop, Amazon and EB Games.

Some stores are also offering incentives. Buy.com, for example, offers free shipping and $20 in credit points for those who pre-order the game today.

Eager players can get their feet wet with the demo before it hits the shelves next week.

There's a lot of people back on Earth dying while we gather our strength. They're wondering if we're ever coming back. Friends, family, parents and children. This isn't their fight, but they're buying us time with their lives.

We need to stand together. The Reapers won't stop. They'll destroy every organic being in the galaxy if we don't find a way to stop them.

Go out there and give them hell. You were born to do this. Build the lines. Gather everything and everybody you can.

Don't interfere with my plans, Shepard. I won't warn you again. Go to hell.

Each of you need to be willing to die -- anything less -- and you're already dead.

This is it... isn't it?




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chaboi390 said:

omg.... jizzz

Guest said:

omg........ashely......rachni.....just so awesome......system overload system overload lol

Guest said:

I'm so happy.

Guest said:

...Holy. Crap. That was the coolest thing I think I've ever seen.

Guest said:

where is the shiz is miranda dammit

colinf said:

hold the line!!!

ramonsterns said:

I'm boycotting this game and any further EA releases until Origin exclusivity disappears along with all this stupid ******* DLC.

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

ramonsterns said:

I'm boycotting this game and any further EA releases until Origin exclusivity disappears along with all this stupid ******* DLC.

Good luck with that. Steam has exclusives too, though I hate EA so exclusives with them suck considering poor service every now and then :3 Or all the time >.>

Guest said:

Miranda is in the trailer, briefly near the beginning. She also appears in the Femshep Reinstated trailer ;)

Guest said:

where the hell is miranda. i cheated on ashley, BIOWARE don't make me regret my decision. lolx2

Guest said:

the new trailer for mass effect 3 is badass,we even get to see jack doing what she was about to do best lol

Guest said:

....my god.I just. I mean. I......my god. all these goosebumps and....so cool

Guest said:

EA is milking it, the game is not complete

So i wont buy it, maybe i grab it if it pops up on some ultra chap sale in the future.

A important big part of the main story is cut out and will be sold separate

The DLC called ( From Ashes )

Why ? would i say this ? well...

What ( TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit ) On youtube says about it in his post named

( Why I think Bioware has gone too far with Mass Effect 3 )

says it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri0vrJ-y2zM&list=UUy1Ms_5
BTawC-k7PVjHXKQ&index=12&feature=plpp_video

Guest said:

ME3 comes with one feature that makes it a 'do not buy'....

Origin

m4a4 m4a4 said:

Heh, I'm going to be skipping out on Origin by getting it for console. Better online (for co-op) on my 360 than PC anyways...

Guest said:

Sploosh Sploosh Sploosh

Guest said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN_53P3Xeak

Darkshadoe Darkshadoe said:

ramonsterns said:

I'm boycotting this game and any further EA releases until Origin exclusivity disappears along with all this stupid ****ing DLC.

Artix said "Good luck with that. Steam has exclusives too, though I hate EA so exclusives with them suck considering poor service every now and then :3 Or all the time >.>"

True..but Steam doesn't have a "I'm taking my ball and going home" attitude about it.

Guest said:

ok do what you want but your boycotting this game is not going to accomplish anything, it's not going to change the dlc crap or origin so what is the point? you are just going to lose out on the game of the year and one of the best games of all time congratulations, was it worth it?

Darkshadoe Darkshadoe said:

Guest said:

"ok do what you want but your boycotting this game is not going to accomplish anything..."

Sure it will..I'll save me 60-80 bucks that I can spend on Steam.

"it's not going to change the dlc crap or origin so what is the point?.."

Buying the game won't change it either.

"you are just going to lose out on the game of the year and one of the best games of all time congratulations"

Exactly what have I lost out on?

"was it worth it?"

TOTALLY worth it!

Guest said:

Exactly what have I lost out on?

err, the game? If you don't think that you were going to gain anything from playing it then why spend $60 on it in the first place?

Guest said:

Finally, tali!

Dem eyes, dat supportive waist!

ramonsterns said:

Guest said:

Exactly what have I lost out on?

err, the game? If you don't think that you were going to gain anything from playing it then why spend $60 on it in the first place?

Haha, he thinks I'm not going to play it.

That's hilarious!

Darkshadoe Darkshadoe said:

Guest said:

Exactly what have I lost out on?

err, the game? If you don't think that you were going to gain anything from playing it then why spend $60 on it in the first place?

Ohh..so I'll lose out on some some story where some guy or girl is forced to save some planet from total destruction from some enemy?

Well that scenario has never been in a video game before.. :p

Darkshadoe Darkshadoe said:

ramonsterns said:

Guest said:

Exactly what have I lost out on?

err, the game? If you don't think that you were going to gain anything from playing it then why spend $60 on it in the first place?

Haha, he thinks I'm not going to play it.

That's hilarious!

Well played sir

Guest said:

I really don't like the reapers as a story element: I really hope they manage to focus on the small things that matter; in essence personal interaction, and story related surprises. Mass Effect 1 was a millions time better than Gears Effect 2.

When the story focuses on something as generic as a faceless alien race, I lose all interest. A good story often need a complex and grey tinted villain; the reapers fail miserably.

Illusive man? Where the he%l did that come from? The second installment was also incredibly formulaic.

Guest said:

i hope jizzing in their pants is a normal thing for people who watch this video. dang!

Guest said:

I will play a pirated copy of this game because it's not available on Steam.

Guest said:

I tried to boycott it, but the multiplayer in the demo was just too good.

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