It’s really funny but BioWare has cleverly revealed something that most Mass Effect 3 fans have been waiting for. Our beloved company released today a Kinect video for Mass Effect 3, in which they reveal that Mass Effect 3’s demo will hit Xbox Live in February 14th. In other words, it is coming in a month or – if you like – in the very same day that Dear Esther is slated for release.
Given the fact that BioWare hasn’t provided us with any additional information, we can assume that it will come, exclusively, on Microsoft’s console at that date, and will obviously support Kinect. Our guess is that the exclusivity will last for a few days, meaning that it will eventually come to both PS3 and PC at a later date. But then again, PC is not getting the demo of the upcoming Syndicate game, so it’s hard to guess whether Mass Effect 3’s demo will actually come to our platform.
We should note that BioWare is taking down all of the ‘Mass Effect 3 Kinect’ trailers that are currently available on YT, which could mean that an official announcement will be made in a couple of days. Let’s hope that BioWare will not let PC gamers down!
Just as we thought, BioWare made an announcement yesterday, revealing that the demo for 2012’s first blockbuster game, Mass Effect 3 will be available beginning February 14, 2012 on all platforms. The extensive demo will allow players to experience the all-out galactic war against an ancient alien race known as the Reapers from multiple fronts, including the mind-blowing opening attack on Earth that kicks off the single-player campaign. Players will go deeper into the campaign and also get a taste of the franchise’s new co-operative multiplayer mode as they preview the epic story, adrenaline-pumping action and deep customization options that lie ahead when Mass Effect 3 launches on March 6, 2012. The Mass Effect 3 demo will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Mass Effect 3 will also be one of the first pre-launch demos to support full voice recognition functionality on Kinect for Xbox 360.
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series said:
“We are excited to be able to give gamers an expansive demo that will put them right on the front lines of this all-out galactic war. The entire scale of the game is bigger than anything we’ve ever done. With its intense action, deep customization and raw emotional power, Mass Effect 3 will deliver a spectacular action RPG experience to fans of the series and newcomers alike.”
In Mass Effect 3, players will be thrust into an all-out galactic war to take Earth back and save the entire galaxy, assuming the role of Commander Shepard, a war-torn veteran who’s willing to do whatever it takes to eliminate this nearly unstoppable foe. With a team of elite, battle-hardened soldiers at your side, each player decides how they will take Earth back, from the weapons and abilities they utilize to the relationships they forge or break. Mass Effect 3 also features a new co-operative gameplay mode that allows fans to experience the war from a different perspective. Players who want to try this new mode will be able to do so on February 17, or by qualifying for early access to the co-op portion of the demo which begins February 14.
Here are also the game’s PC requirements:
Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7 (Origin is required)
CPU – 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (comparable AMD CPU)
RAM – 1 GB for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista / Win 7
Hard Drive – 15 GB of free space
Graphics card – 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support). Supported chipsets: NVIDIA 7900 or better; observed ATI X1800 or better, please, NVIDIA GeForce 9300, 8500, 8400 and 8300 under the minimum requirements are, as well as AMD / ATI Radeon HD3200. , HD3300 and HD4350.
Sound – DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX – DirectX 9.0c August 2009
Operating System: Windows XP SP1 SP3/Vista, Win 7
CPU – 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (comparable AMD CPU)
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