Published on October 12th, 2011 | by Chris Ramirez, Editor

Bioware Announces Multiplayer for Mass Effect 3

The Mass Effect series has always been a critically acclaimed single player experience.  That is about to change.  Today, Bioware announced multiplayer will be coming to the Mass Effect series as part of the Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system.  The Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system allows players to continue the war with the Reapers through the single-player campaign and through other Mass Effect games and applications.  Mass Effect has always been a massive world of exploration and storytelling.  With the Mass Effect: Galaxy at War system, player’s progress through the different components, including the multiplayer, will link to the player’s individual campaigns expanding the Mass Effect universe.

“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.”

Mass Effect 3 will feature a four player cooperative game play where they are put into the role of a team of Special Forces soldiers to protect assets and other resources that will aid in the war against the Reapers.  Players will be able to choose from six classes and six different races:  Human, Krogan, Asari, Drell, Salarian and Turian.

Mass Effect: Galaxy at War feature is activated by an Online Pass code found in every new copy of Mass Effect 3.  If you decide to buy the game used, don’t worry.  The Mass Effect 3 Online Pass code will also be available to purchase separately on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Mass Effect 3 is scheduled to release on March 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC for North America and March 9, 2012 for Europe.  For more information, visit the official website.

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