In March 2012, Bioware will be releasing their highly anticipated conclusion to the widely lauded Mass Effect series, Mass Effect 3. Set shortly after the events of Mass Effect 2, ME3 follows Shepard as he or she bounds across the galaxy to prepare for the invasion of the Reapers. Locations include the familiar Citadel, but many new places will be introduced including the Salarian and Turian homeworlds, a human mining base on Mars, and a giant metropolis on Earth of combined cities Seattle and Vancouver.
Like the previous game, ME3 will allow gamers who have played through the first two games to import their save files, which, with over 1,000 cumulative choice and action variables, will dramatically influence how the final game is played. Game play and combat have continued to be refined, including advanced movement and melee options, improved enemy AI, and deeper RPG elements.
Video: Mass Effect 3 Game Trailer
Perhaps the most interesting addition to Mass Effect 3 will be it’s “Galaxy at War” mode, which has four people playing together to play unique missions which can affect players’ single player campaign. Players will be able to create new characters for themselves in almost any race from the game, including Turian, Asari, Drell, and Krogan. These characters will be able to level up just like in the single player mode and gain unique skills and abilities.
Mark your calendars for March 6th in anticipation for what could be 2012′s most anticipated release!