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Game Informer May: Mass Effect 3 [Update: Details In OP]

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Wario64

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Update:

Details:

Confidence Man said:
Here we go, from gamefaqs board:
Got my new Game Informer, read the ME3 article. Game starts with Shepard on Earth, effectively on trial in regard to the events of Arrival, and in the middle of the trial, the Reapers invade. Prologue involves Shepard's escape to the Normandy, and off to start finding those allies, fighting Reaper troops (husks of all the different species) the whole way.

Confirmed squadmates: Liara, Ashley/Kaiden, Garrus (if he's alive) and... James Sanders... That must be the guy from the trailer, I don't remember. [Note: BioWare has confirmed that Sanders isn't the sniper dude from the trailer.]

[Note 2: On further inspection, the magazine only says they are "playable to some extent."]

Speaking of which, there's a screenshot of Ashley with her hair down, and she actually looks hot. Don't have a scanner, so wait till someone with one turns up.

Confirmed to appear, but not guaranteed as squaddies: Wrex, Mordin, Legion, and Anderson. Obviously, if they live.

The game will by default feature a "previously on Mass Effect" comic to make decisions with if starting from scratch.

The Illusive Man also plays a prominent role, and Cerberus is out to kill Shepard. Reason why is unknown at this point.

The RPG elements are being beefed up, not going back to ME1, but giving more freedom with the character skills. Skill trees will be larger, and powers will evolve several times instead of just once, offering even more freedom. Weapons are ME2 style, with a set list, but mods make a return, not in the ME1 style, but allowing you to swap out different parts such as barrels, scopes, and so on, which effect both the weapon's combat performance and its appearance.

All classes can wield all weapons unhindered now, but will have limited slots to carry them. Only the Soldier can carry all weapons at once. Probably means Adept, Engineer, and Sentinal will be limited to two, and Vanguard and Infiltrator will have three.

Also mentioned: The game will have numerous endings, some good, some bad, and who you have in your squad and which allies you recruit can have a drastic effect on which are available.

That's basically the gist of it, except for the sidebars filled with stuff everyone already knows.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention one thing: Confirmed NO MULTIPLAYER. They're talking about future games and/or spinoffs having it, but not this time.
There's also a picture of a Batarian husk and the above statement seems to imply that Kotaku was actually right about the shooter spin-off. They also mention some kind of correction in regards to the husks.

Udina and The Illusive Man are also present.

They're trying not to spoil the whole game this time.

Original:

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/..._cover_2d00_reveled_2d00_me3_2d00_789055.aspx



 

Dennis

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Yeah!

Lets do this!

Return to the large levels and RPG elements of the first game!

Yeah!
 

Gravijah

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That is a terrible cover. Why not just have all the shit goin' on behind him without GIANT CHARACTER RENDER all in front of it?
 

Owzers

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Mass Effect 3 to only take place on Earth, which will be 5 corridors separated by load screens.
 

gdt

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Damn. That background is sick, but Shephard doesn't really mesh in there well. Should've used a different pose or something.
 

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Funky Papa said:
Africa can't catch a break.

:D

Would it kill them to throw us a FemShep alternate cover? They could have the awkward sunglare coming from between her legs instead of under an armpit.
 

sam27368

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and here, we, go.

Look at that, it's the untapped colour palette of blue and orange!
<3 you really Shepard


:EDIT: heh gameinformers servers are getting SLAMMED
 

Dennis

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Earth is boring as fuck

Hopefully its just the endgame on Earth that will be Gears of Effect.

Who am I kidding...
 

EatChildren

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Are you a bad enough dude to save PLANET EARTH?
 

NYR

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My name is Commander Shepard and this is my favorite magazine on the citadel.
 

Gravijah

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DennisK4 said:
Earth is boring as fuck

Hopefully its just the endgame on Earth that will be Gears of Effect.

Who am I kidding...

or maybe it's the begin game


edit: oh wtf it's you what the fuck did you do to your avatar
 

Saty

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Since the Prey 2 poster all i can see in them is how easily they can be changed to indicate any other game with very little difference.
 

Mr. B Natural

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And it all boils down to aliens versus earth?
I spoke too soon when I said they couldn't make the story to ME any less interesting after me2.

Or, the earth ends and it's payback time! Yeah. Take that cliche!
 

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That Shepard render looks off, but overall I like what I'm seeing. Wait is almost over, thank fuck.

Stat Flow said:

Do we have to start using Shepado, Rekkusu due to the anime news?
 
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