An infographic of Mass Effect 3 has been released. In the infographic we find out that 64% of all of the players did not actually meet Wrex in the Mass Effect 3 campaign. How can you?! He’s awesome! Interestingly enough, 82% played a male Shepard, and only a small 18% played as a female Shepard. 27% choose to save the quarians, 27% choose to save the geth. 36% choose to save both races. Check out more of the infographic below:
“We are starting to get ready to develop another Mass Effect game and it’s going to be a new thing,” Hudson said. “We want to be able to give fans an opportunity to get back into the world with these things you’ve come to know and love about the Mass Effect experience, but start something fresh and new; a new way for you to explore the whole universe in Mass Effect.”
It was also under the PAX East presentation that Hudson confirmed that the Mass Effect movie with Legendary Pictures remains in production. Despite the confirmation, no casting or release date has been announced.
“Hopefully it should be seen as a good thing,” Hudson said of the movie. “Because what we’re looking at are, I think, the right things to make sure it’s going to be great. It’s not just going to be a movie. It’s going to be really special.”
Lastly GameSpot reports that Hudson announced a new IP.
“That’s kind of our next thing. We’re focusing on delivering something new, the way we did at the very beginning of Mass Effect,” Hudson said.
My name is Jonathan Warner; I’m the Senior Producer on the Mass Effect franchise. I joined the Mass Effect Team when we launched ME3 and our Multiplayer Service and it has been a wonderful, wild ride!
It has been our pleasure to run and support this service for over a year now and provide the maps, kits, gear, and weapons that we all love. I wanted to thank everyone who played Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, and participated in our challenges and events. You have made working on it a real pleasure.
After a solid year of dedicated service, we are now turning our attention to new projects and endeavors, but Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer will live on. Our challenge system and N7 HQ will be maintained and looked after.
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you online!
The story of the comic book is still a mystery, but it’s quite a big possibility it’s not going to be about Commander Shepard.
The trailer and DLC focuses on the multiplayer aspect of the game. This DLC will be completely free.
The final Mass Effect 3 DLC will reunite you with your companions one last time.
The single player DLC, titled “Citadel”, is said to thrust you right back into the DLC where you’re tasked with solving a mystery conspiracy which is targeting Shepard. Among the returning cast we find Urdnot Wrex.
When the adventure is over, reconnect with your favorite characters from the Mass Effect Trilogy, try your luck at the Citadel’s Silver Coast Casino, blow off steam in the Armax Combat Arena, or explore and furnish Shepard’s own living quarters on the Citadel. With unique content and cinematics featuring your friends and romance interests in the Mass Effect trilogy, Mass Effect 3: Citadel offers one final chance to see the characters you have known for years and rekindle romances.
The second DLC is titled “Reckoning” and it will be available for free.
Prepare for the Reckoning! Newfound allies join the multiplayer war for survival in Mass Effect 3: Reckoning. The Geth Juggernaut, Female Turian Raptor, Talon Mercenary, Alliance Infiltration Unit, and more take up arms to stop the Reaper threat. Smash your enemies with the Biotic Hammer as you lay waste to the battlefield as the Krogan Warlord.
Wield 7 new weapons for multiplayer, including the Geth Spitfire Assault Rifle, Venom Shotgun, Lancer Assault Rifle, and amplify your arsenal with new equipment and weapon mods featuring the Geth Scanner and Assault Rifle Omni-blade.
Side note, I’m genuinely quite upset now. Not only do we get a shitty ending to the series, now find out that we have to pay for rekindling the romance. What?! This should have been in the main game for crying out loud! BioWare. I no longer like you and if you plan to do the same towards Dragon Age 3 I think I’ll go to your Polish sibling, CD Project RED. At least there I can have my fix of good games and not being bombarded with DLCs all the time.
The release dates are March 5th for Citadel and February 26th for Reckoning. The first one will cost 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) on Xbox 360, $14.99 for PlayStation 3, and 1200 BioWare points ($15) for PC.
The announcement came through BioWare’s official Mass Effect Facebook page yesterday. Along with the announcement we saw an image of the upcoming board game, with “prototype” plastered over it. There has been no details revealed such as an exact release date or price point.
To call the next game or ME4 is doing it a disservice and seems to cause a lot of confusion here. We have already said that the Commander Shepard trilogy is over and that the next game will not feature him/her. That is the only detail you have on the game. I see people saying “well, they’ll have to pick a canon ending”. No, because the game does not have to come after. Or before. Or off to the side. Or with characters you know. Or yaddayaddayadda. Wherever, whenever, whoever, etc will all be revealed years down the road when we actually start talking about it.
I do not call the game ME4 when I talk about it ever, bucause that makes people think of it more as “what happens after Mass Effect 3″ rather than “what game happens next set in the Mass Effect Universe”, which is far more accurate at this point. Obviously fans are going to speculate content, character and story until we actually reveal details in the years or months to come as you have almost no actual details, just don’t get bogged down in “well how are they going to continue ME3…”.
What Chris is saying is that thinking of the next Mass Effect game as Mass Effect 4 would imply a certain linearity, a straight evolution of the gameplay and story of the first three games. But because we are switching to a new engine and need to rebuild a bunch of game systems, we have an opportunity to rethink how we want these systems to be going forward instead of just inheriting them from the previous games. Story-wise, the arc of the first trilogy has also been concluded, and what we will do is tell a new story set in the Mass Effect universe. That doesn’t mean that events of the first three games and the choices you made won’t get recognized, but they likely won’t be what this new story will focus on.
In other words, because the game takes place before of after the first trilogy does not mean it necessarily is a straight prequel or sequel.
I’m not a big fan of analogies because the images you use always mean something different to different people, so they are inherently flawed. But let me use one anyway.
If you had three games centered around a group of key soldiers in the US army during World War I and then decided to make a game about another group of people during the second World War, the games could have many points in common and feel true to one another, and you likely would have to recognize how the events of the first war influenced the ones of the second, but you would not necessarily think of it as a sequel. Again, the analogy is
not great, but what I’m trying to say is that the ME universe is so rich that we are not limited to a single track when coming up with a new story.
I apologize for being cryptic right now, but it’s early enough in development that we don’t have much to share – things still fluctuate quite a bit. As I have posted on Twitter though, the overall feeling of what you are discussing and asking for is very much aligned with what the team intends on delivering, and that makes me feel very good about where we’re heading!
I hope this helps clarify why we’re not thinking of the next ME game as ME4 internally!
We previously reported that Mass Effect 4 may be released as soon as 2014. However, the website who conducted the interview has removed the interview since an unknown EA rep denied the interview was credible.
Gamer Syndrome which published this interview stated:
“The information provided previously by the author of this post was deemed to be obtained from an inaccurate source and NOT an official Bioware or EA interview response. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
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Some details regarding Rage: The Scorchers DLC has been released.
Apparently the DLC will be out very soon, at least if we should believe Gaming Everything.
The DLC will come with new missions, weapons, and mini-games. There will also be five missions in total. And two mini-games will be featured in the DLC, Roly-Poly and Video Poker
The launch trailer for Mass Effect 3‘s Omega DLC has been released.
In the DLC you will be playing alongside Aria T’Loak. After Omega was seized by Cerberus, T’Loak was practically kicked out from the space station, plotting her revenge, she signed up with you.
Omega has been seized by one of Cerberus’ most accomplished and brilliant agents, General Oleg Petrovsky…and Aria T’Loak is plotting her revenge. To reclaim her domain, she must team up with Commander Shepard.
Navigate Omega’s seedy underbelly as Aria joins your squad and you witness her legendary biotic powers and unrelenting ruthlessness first-hand. Help Nyreen Kandros, the valiant Turian leader of the Talon mercenary group, as she fights to free the enslaved people of Omega. Face down fearsome new enemies, including the Cerberus-manipulated Reaper, the Adjutant. Shape Omega’s future through four death-defying missions, and strike a devastating blow to the Illusive Man’s plans.
Petrovsky is about to find out why you don’t break Aria’s number one rule.
The DLC will be available on Xbox Live starting November 27th. It will cost 1200 MS Points (£10.28 / $15).