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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer detailed

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer detailed

As you know Mass Effect 3 will have multiplayer components such as 4 players co-op missions and the Galaxy at War system. Check inside the new Bioware Pulse episode for more details, plus 2 screenshots.



BIOWARE UNVEILS MASS EFFECT 3: GALAXY AT WAR SYSTEM FEATURING SERIES DEBUT OF MULTIPLAYER

Fight the Galactic War from New Fronts and Platforms Including Four-Player Co-Operative Multiplayer


GUILDFORD, UK – October 12, 2011 – Earth has been captured, the galaxy is on the verge of total extinction, and it’s up to you as Commander Shepard to assemble the counter offensive and take Earth back. Award-winning developer BioWare, a label of Electronic Arts Inc., announced today that multiplayer will be coming to the critically-acclaimed Mass Effect™ series for the very first time as part of the new Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system. With the Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system, players will fight for the survival of the galaxy against an ancient alien race known only as, Reapers, in both the single player campaign and through a suite of Mass Effect games and applications. Progress made in each of the components of the system, including the new multiplayer mode, will directly link back to the player’s main campaign, helping Commander Shepard rally the forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all. The Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War feature can be activated via the Online Pass code found in every new copy of Mass Effect 3. The Mass Effect 3 Online Pass can also be purchased separately on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

“The theme of galactic war in Mass Effect 3 presents us with the perfect opportunity to introduce multiplayer into the Mass Effect series,” said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series. “Multiplayer not only features amazing combat and deep customization options, but it will give players another way to help the war effort against the Reapers in the main event -- the single player campaign.”

Featuring four-player cooperative gameplay, multiplayer in Mass Effect 3 puts players in the role of a team of elite Special Forces soldiers sent to protect resources and assets that can help the war effort against the Reapers. Players will have the option of playing as one of six classes and from six different races: Human, Krogan, Asari, Drell, Salarian and Turian.

Multiplayer and other components of the Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system provide alternative ways for players to wage the final war against the Reapers. The new system will also connect players to their BioWare Social Network accounts to stay up to date on the latest Mass Effect 3 news and access downloadable content (DLC) and add-ons.

Bioware Pulse EP46 (Multiplayer)

All comments

Commented on 2011-10-13 19:02:59
Am i the only one who thinks this feature is something ea has forced them to do?
The whole thing just seems very tacked on and not very bioware like.
Commented on 2011-10-13 19:22:30
Online's where the future is!
Commented on 2011-10-13 19:42:50 In reply to KING_The_Godfather
Posted by KING_The_Godfather
Online's where the future is!
Everything is facebook.
Commented on 2011-10-13 20:31:48
i'm all for it, more mass effect horde\firefight type modes sounds awesome! and a complete different team concentrated on this, so SP has not been affected at all.
Commented on 2011-10-13 21:10:37
I like the fact we get to play as different races in the multiplayer side of things, but will it really drag me away from SP for that long?? It would have to be VERY good to do so and Mass Effect is functional as a shooter but not exactly top of the line, I dont see many coming back to it for very long, a nice distraction maybe but not going to compete with Gears/CoD's/Battlefields of this world.

Maybe the shooting mechanics have been majorly overhauled in 3 but I dont expect too much, we shall see I guess.
Commented on 2011-10-13 21:12:52 In reply to BLackHawkodst

The new system will also connect players to their BioWare Social Network accounts to stay up to date on the latest Mass Effect 3 news and access downloadable content (DLC) and add-ons.
Really hoping this isn't the new Cerberus network crap I had to log into everytime I played ME2.
Commented on 2011-10-13 21:27:59 In reply to Sephiriah
Posted by Sephiriah
Really hoping this isn't the new Cerberus network crap I had to log into everytime I played ME2.
Oh come on its EA! Dont forget your season pass at only 200000MS points to save you money :-)
Commented on 2011-10-14 00:47:09 In reply to BLackHawkodst
Posted by BLackHawkodst
i'm all for it, more mass effect horde irefight type modes sounds awesome! and a complete different team concentrated on this, so SP has not been affected at all.
That's what people said about Bioshock. That MP turned out well...
Commented on 2011-10-14 06:28:01 In reply to Bakutheswede
I've wanted coop in ME since the beginning. The squad based nature of the combat and the amount of tactical difference between the classes is a perfect match for coop.
Commented on 2011-10-15 01:29:32 In reply to Tinks
and every game is the same right?
Commented on 2011-10-16 01:25:08
All I said was the statement was the same

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