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April 21, 2011
 

Mass Effect 3 – Preview

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Mass Effect 3 will conclude the epic saga of Commander Shepard and his battle against the Reapers in the same amazing action as we’ve seen in the previous two Mass Effect releases.

Mass Effect 3 has now given an official release date of March 6th 2012

If you’ve seen the trailer then you’ll appreciate how amazing the cut scenes are looking and hopefully be as excited as the rest of the PlayEject team where when we watched a lone injured soldier take out an enemy with a single round from a sniper rifle. The camera pans back and reveals the soldier sat within the clock face of Big Ben in London with Reaper ships all around the capital and explosions seen all around. Pan out even further and we see Earth being decimated from every angle while looking out from aboard the Normandy over Commander Shepard’s shoulder.

With the action taking place on Earth where Shepard is on trial – an extension to the main story that follows the latest DLC from Mass Effect 2, expect to see a number of famous landmarks that will mark numerous battles as you fight your way through the Reapers with the help of Quarians and Salarians and a few familiar faces.Mass Effect 3 Preview PlayEject

There’s not been any gameplay footage revealed at time of writing and Bioware haven’t yet said what will happen to Shepard’s powers that you earned throughout Mass Effect 2. Weapons are apparently no longer restricted by class and can be customised with pickups and collectables. We’ve also found out that the skill tree for shepard is more advanced than in the last outing, meaning more avenues to explore and enhance your player to suit your own style of play.

Biotics and Tech Powers make a return but as we’ve not seen them in action we can only assume they are going to be more of the same with perhaps some new additions thrown in?

Depending on what you did in the previous Mass Effect games will determine who appears in Mass Effect 3. For example, in one of the hardest interactive decisions we’ve made on a console game was in the original Mass Effect when we chose not to save Wrex. Regretting that ever since, Mass Effect 2 continues with your decisions and ME3 is no different!

But for many, its not just the action and the exploring that grabs so many people to enjoy Mass Effect – its the story and the levelling up and the story reaches its climax in this third outing – maybe we will finally find out who the Illusive Man really is and what he has in store for Sherpard, T’Soni, Captain Anderson and your other team mates.

Further news released from the E3 Expo 2011 on Mass Effect 3 is that the game will feature Microsoft Kinect compatibility for voice commands. That means in those dialogue situations you’ll be made to feel even more a part of Shepard’s crew as you will have the option to speak the commands through the Kinect device. We’re hoping for more Kinect features on Mass Effect 3 but so far so good!!

Due to arrive in November 2011, PlayEject will keep you updated with more when we have it!

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