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Mass Effect 3 Demo Set For January

Mass Effect 3 will launch on March 6, 2012 and role-playing fans everywhere already have their calendars marked.

But if you want an early taste, you'll be happy to know that developer Bioware has confirmed that an early demo will be available in January.

The best part is that this demo will boast both single-player and multiplayer sections (more games should do that!), and it'll hit all regions where the game is being released. Furthermore, they announced that anyone who buys Battlefield 3 on any platform will automatically get into the multiplayer part of the Mass Effect 3 demo. Just one caveat: you have to activate the Online Pass for BF3. As for the exact date of the ME3 demo, that'll be coming soon; we should receive that info later next month.

The post in BioWare's forums also hints that gamers will have another opportunity to gain early access to the play sample in January. You know, I have to admit, I love demos. It's one of the few new features this generation I just can't do without now.

Related Game(s): Mass Effect 3

Tags: mass effect 3, me3, mass effect 3 demo, bioware

10/21/2011 8:47:51 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

Dancemachine55
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 10:07:18 PM
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My favourite series of this generation is getting a demo?!?!

Sign me up!!

Anyone know if Uncharted 3 will get a demo? With less than two weeks til launch, I doubt it now.

LOL! 360 fans and Xbots have become incredibly quiet lately with Mass Effect going multiplat, Gears 3 and Forza 4 being released and nothing new on the horizon except Kinect games. Poor Xbox. :P

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Alienange
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 11:24:03 PM
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Look at EA shamelessly acting like demos and betas are privileges. Yoooo HOOOO EAAAAA ! Your stupid demos are ADVERTISING. You can write it off you clowns.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 7:18:04 AM

did EA eat your children or something?

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Kall555
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 11:33:58 PM
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Sounds good. I love me some Mass Effect & look forward to the early taste test.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 12:55:21 AM
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As a third person shooter fan im excited! Also as a person who likes a deep story im excited! I just finished ME2 last night it was great. I actually liked the game the more and more I played. Really excited for ME3, wish it was coming out this year!

*** POSSIBLE SPOILER ***

The one thing I didn't like was that I spent more Time recruiting than advancing the main story, as soon as I recruited, the game was over. I wish there was more Playing a main story than recruiting. The game seemed short, although it took me 30 hours, maybe making it a little longer I wouldn't have that complaint. But I really like recruiting in video games, so I can get over it.

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Beamboom
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 2:16:22 AM

I believe that the "real" main story is the different stories you discover while recruiting, that's what decide the outcome more than what you actually do in that final scene. But I understand what you mean, when you do the recruiting it does feel much like kind of sidequests since they are individual, nonlinear stories.
And yeah, I too wished the game were longer, despite the length it already had. Guess that goes to show its story qualities!
But I spent way, way more than 30 hours! At least twice the amount.

So who were your favourite characters?:-)

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Beamboom
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 2:31:19 AM

... I meant "nonLINKED" stories. Mobile phone messing up my choise of words here :-)

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bigrailer19
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 11:20:19 AM

Yea I havnt done all the side missions, I'm starting on those soon, only have like 5 or 6 left. I have more to do. Anyways I liked recruiting don't get me wrong it was a very intrigual part of the game. But there were like 5 or 6 main missions, about why we were recruiting (the main story). I think I spent around 8 hours doing those missions and the other 22 recruiting and doing the loyalty quests. Either way game was great.

My favorite character was my own. Haha. I was heavlily paragon, and the way I interacted with people was great, and the responses I got were good.

But I'd say Garrus, Miranda, the geth, and tali were my fav. I liked the thief (forget her name), and the assassins stories but didn't run with them much.

My least favorite character was Jack. I actually didn't have enough Paragon and her and Miranda got into it and I had to choose sides at that point. I ddnt choose Jack lol so it made matters worse for me and her. ;)

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Beamboom
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 8:01:43 AM

Yeah Jack was a tough nut. But that's what she's meant to be of course. I too had to chose Mirandas side at that point (didn't we all ;)), but I managed to somehow come to an agreement with Jack anyway and she ended up being loyal to me (they all did).

Damn what a ride ME was. Just discussing it afterwards like this makes me all excited again. I'm so ready for ME3 it hurts.


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___________
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 5:06:43 AM
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woot!
i love you bioware!
the demo they showed at the convention was amazing, totally picking up the DLC for ME2 when i get home!
shame it was so short though, a 2 hour wait in line to play 5 minutes!
WTF?

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Beamboom
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 5:53:56 AM

Is this a new dlc for me2?

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___________
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 10:18:26 AM

no the arrival DLC i still have not picked it up yet.

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Beamboom
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 10:37:04 AM

Aha - tell me how it is, will you? I got scared by the metascore, it's pretty low. But it would be interesting to hear your opinion.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 11:25:41 AM

Im gonna get it this afternoon too. I need something to do this weekend before bf3.

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Beamboom
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 5:37:06 AM

Hmmm I guess I should get it too then, how bad can it possibly be...

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___________
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 8:13:40 AM

once i finish it ill let ya know.
i gotta wait till the end of the month i did not realize how close i was to my download limit.
o, and dont say that your just asking for trouble!
everyone ive spoke to loved the DLC though so..........

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Beamboom
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 8:48:45 AM

Well, yeah, it *is* after all ME so how bad can it possibly be. To get a new excuse to return to this universe is reason enough to get it.
All I want to know is how long it is and if it fits into the rest of the game, that it doesn't feel "detached" from the rest of the universe. If it qualifies so far it's a must buy.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 11:28:12 AM

Beam- I finished the "arrival" DLC last night. It was good but short. It fit into the ME universe well, and actually it set up for, what I know about, ME3.

But it is short, maybe took me 2 hours. And you go in alone, no squad. It's good, but maybe not worth $6.99, because of the length.

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Beamboom
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 5:59:56 AM
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Mass Effect is the one franchise I do not need a demo to make up my mind on. Still, nice with a demo to shorten the wait.

Would be nice with a demo of Skyrim, though. Just to see if that game has more potential to pull me in than Oblivion did. If Skyrim receive anything less than 90% I will be very unsure about that particular title.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 7:48:26 PM

Why would you be unsure about Skyrim if it gets anything less than a 90?

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Beamboom
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 5:42:32 AM

Because I never got into Oblivion, something that is one of the great mysteries and frustrations of my gaming years!

It was full stop. I tried and tried and tried, at least three times all over, started by putting some real efforts into creating the character (that usually gives me a good start into the game world) but as soon as I was out of those sewers the ball dropped dead. I travelled, spoke to people, did quests, but I never got into the game at all.

Strangest thing is that I can't really pinpoint why. I *love* open world anything, and in particular rpgs. Admittedly I belong to the sci-fi side of things, but that never stopped me from fully enjoy the Dragon Age games (yeah I enjoyed both of them). But maybe Oblivion was more "hardcore" fantasy setting, and that's what made me lose focus. After all, the BioWare rpgs are more about personal lifestories and relationships with other living beings more than actual fantasy age and time.

So, if Skyrim is anything like Obivion in that sense it just doesn't warrant a full price purchase. I must get it if it scores 80+, it is a rpg after all, but unless it's 90+ this particular title will have to wait for the first price drop.


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