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Mass Effect 3 Demo Slated For February

Remember when Reckoning was in the spotlight for all those crossover bonuses? Now it's Mass Effect 3's turn. With its very own demo just around the corner, the Shep-helmed game is taking the stage with glorious gameplay, a co-op preview, a bonus for Reckoning, and more.

Players of February's Mass Effect 3 demo will get a first-hand preview of the game’s single-player campaign, including a look at the gorgeously destructive attack on Earth that opens the game’s storyline. For those who'd rather run and gun, a multi-player preview will be available as well, giving qualified gamers a taste of the franchise’s new co-op play.

If you haven’t yet qualified for multi-player demo early access, but want to, you can do so by activating your Battlefield 3 online pass. Additional means of gaining access will be announced at www.masseffect.com in the very near future.

The Mass Effect 3 demo is slated for a widespread release on February 14, 2012, and will be available for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, and the PC. For Xbox 360 users, it will also be one of the first pre-launch demos to support full voice recognition on Kinect. If you’re planning to play Reckoning, there’s even more reason to give the sci-fi demo a try: an exclusive Omniblade Daggers unlock for Kingdoms of Amalur.

While the demo will be available this February, the full version of Mass Effect 3 won’t be hitting shelves until March 6, 2012. Pre-order your copy on Origin today for exclusive access to the AT-12 Raider Shotgun, the M55 Argus Assault Rifle, and more.

Comments (19)

  1. +2 0
    Sweet
    Jan 18, 2012
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  2. +1 0
    There is only one word that shall sum this up...... EPIC.
    Jan 18, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      Definitely. Can't wait!
      Jan 19, 2012
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    2. 0 0
      When does this game come out again?
      Jan 19, 2012
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  3. +1 0
    SykNyngly...EPIC. Can't wait to get my hands on THAT editor. MMmmmm.
    Jan 18, 2012
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  4. +1 0
    you have to link your ea account to get the dlc items though, and i wasted my time downloading the reckoning game, and i want my armor for ME3!!!!!!!!
    Jan 19, 2012
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  5. +1 0
    Bioware FTW!
    Jan 19, 2012
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  6. +4 0
    Played Reckoning demo and truly enjoyed it. Have ME3 preordered and can't wait for the demo
    Jan 19, 2012
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  7. 0 0
    how do i active my online battlefield 3 pass?
    Jan 20, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      It came with a new copy of BF3 if youre able to play multiplayer you already have it and have used it. (Btw the code for the online pass is also the code that had the Back To Karkand Expansion on it.) If you didn't buy your copy new you have to buy a online pass from the PSN Store or the Xbox Live Marketplace.
      Feb 9, 2012
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  8. +1 0
    Awsome
    Jan 21, 2012
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  9. +1 -1
    Dammit! i sold battlefield 3 because ea servers werent working on my ps3... they work now after calling up and i dont have the game!!
    Jan 21, 2012
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  10. +1 0
    ewe
    Feb 5, 2012
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  11. +1 0
    LEGEN wait for it DARY!!!!
    Feb 5, 2012
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  12. 0 -6
    this game sucks both mass effect and bf3 for saftey from trollers im gonna use this trolling shield ____________________________________________________
    Feb 6, 2012
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  13. +2 0
    I guess EA is going to be my Valentine this year! Love you too!
    Feb 7, 2012
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  14. +2 0
    I want the demo.Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!But Just Courious if this demo will be in origin
    Feb 7, 2012
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  15. 0 0
    IM GETTING THIS GAME
    Feb 8, 2012
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  16. 0 0
    I got a question though, it says with bf3 online pass we get EARLY access. Is the fourteenth the early access date or is that for general public?
    Feb 9, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      I'm not sure but I assume who ever pre-ordered battlefield 3 the limited edition has the online pass. I have to do more research on this myself.
      Feb 10, 2012
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  17. 0 0
    Fantastic! After playing the Reckoning Demo I actually stopped playing Skyrim and bought the Game and I have been really enjoying playing it...It's amazing! Plus it had the Mass Effect Armor one of my other favorite games and now when I pick up ME3 I get the Daggers for Reckoning....Sweet!
    Feb 10, 2012
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  18. +1 0
    This is the one game im really really wanting to play. Forget all the others I want to know exactly how my actions from the other two games really come to conclusion.
    Feb 10, 2012
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  19. 0 0
    Does anyone know about the supposed early access to this beta for those with BF3 LE?
    Feb 10, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      Thats what I asked three posts ago, but apparently this "early access" is the same access as everyone else. I bought the LE of BF3 and registered my code and I also registered for the newsletter. And my EA/Origin account is over a year and a half old. So f there is a early access date before the 14 th, well I certainly got left out.
      Feb 13, 2012
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