Monday, December 13, 2010

'Mass Effect 3' Gets a Trailer, Release Window

At the Spike Video Game Awards on Saturday, Electronic Arts and BioWare unveiled a trailer for Mass Effect 3 as well as a holiday 2011 release window for the final installment in the acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy.

Judging by the world premiere Mass Effect 3 teaser trailer, which you can watch below, Commander Shepard must defend Earth from a Reaper invasion.

I’m disappointed that we’ll have to wait another year to finish the story, as I was under the impression that the gap between the second and third games would be far shorter than the two-year gap between Mass Effect and its sequel. However, based on how the first two games turned out (especially Mass Effect 2), the wait will be worth it.

As for the trailer…meh. I’m a huge fan of this series, but there’s not a whole lot to latch onto in this clip. As a matter of fact, the Earth setting and the alien invasion premise make the Mass Effect universe seem a lot smaller than it actually is. Oh well.


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