BioWare has revealed Mass Effect 3's revised release date, details regarding the N7 Collector's Edition, and Kinect support.
BioWare has announced that the epic action RPG, Mass Effect 3, will arrive at retailers worldwide beginning March 6, 2012.
In Mass Effect 3, an ancient alien race known only as “Reapers”, has launched an all-out invasion of the galaxy, leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You, as Commander Shepard, must lead the counter assault to take it back. Only you can determine how events will play out, which planets you will save from annihilation and which alliances you will form or abandon as you rally the forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all.
Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series, Casey Hudson, has promised that this is bigger and better than anything Mass Effect has delivered before. “This is an all-out galactic war and how you choose to lead and play will ultimately determine how – and if – you can save the galaxy.”
BioWare also unveiled today the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition, a special edition of the game featuring exclusive bonus content and unlockable items* including in-game appearance packs, a Dark Horse Comic Book, a hardcover art book, an exclusive extended soundtrack, exclusive lithograph and an exclusive N7 patch. Designed to delight both new and seasoned fans, the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition also gives instant access to the N7 Arsenal Pack, which features four tactical guns exclusive to this special edition. The Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition will be available in a digital format on the PC exclusively via Origin, EA’s new digital store destination.
Bioware has demonstrated the KinectTM support on the Xbox 360. This will allow players to immerse themselves into the Mass Effect universe even further through new voice recognition technology.