Just a few months ahead of its anticipated release, game developer BioWare announced via press release that the demo for Mass Effect 3 will be released on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, on all platforms (Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.) The demo will let players get a taste of the first battle of the single-player campaign, the new co-operative multiplayer mode, as well as a number of other features, like character and weapon customization. Interestingly, the 360 flavor of the ME3 demo will accommodate full voice recognition via the Xbox 360 Kinect.
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series, was quoted in the press release for his excitement in getting the demo into gamers’ hands for the first time next month. Notably, Hudson also stated that the “scale of the game is bigger than anything we’ve ever done.” Considering that BioWare and parent company Electronic Arts have worked on many games of fairly large scales, these words should resonate in excited gamers as we head toward the March release.
Anticipation for ME3 has really begun to reach a tipping point with the recent news that the user experience would be one of a kind. The developers were focused on providing an incredible experience to both newcomers and experienced gamers alike, providing different modes and character development portions for the game. Players will now have the option of choosing from three different modes (story, action, and role playing) all of which provide a different experience, depending on how you’d like to play. Once a mode is chosen, players will then be able to make other adjustments throughout game play.
The news of a demo in February will only continue to build the hype for ME3 leading up to its March release. Both BioWare and EA have their hands full in trying to meet the lofty expectations for this third release in the Mass Effect franchise. Thankfully, they seem up to the challenge, as the early descriptions, trailers, and previews have shown great improvements over the game’s predecessors.
Mass Effect 3 is slated for release on March 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the PC.
About the Author: Justin Taylor is a creative writer from the University of Texas El Paso. Currently, he enjoys writing articles on games he loves such as Mass Effect 3, Modern Warfare 3, and Mario Kart 7.