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BioWare spills more details on Mass Effect 3
- Updated: January 23, 2012
Spoiler alert: Some new story details.
Mass Effect 3 is easily one of the most-anticipated games of the year. And fans are eating up new details about the game as they wait for the March 6 debut. Ever one to milk the attention, Electronic Arts and BioWare are spilling out the details about the game to generate more enthusiasm.
We previewed the hands-on game play of Mass Effect 3 with the Kinect voice commands last week. But details are coming out from German game magazine Gamestar, GameTrailers.com and Spike TV’s GTTV with Geoff Keighley have all unveiled new details about how Commander Shepard is going to save the galaxy from the Reapers in the third edition of the Mass Effect series.
In an interview with Keighley, executive producer Casey Hudson at BioWare said the team has been on the series for eight years and has ramped up the production values for the sci-fi action adventure story. In the story, the Reapers extinguish all life in the galaxy every 50,000 years and it’s about to happen again. Shepard has to deal with a character named The Elusive Man and his Cerberus Network, which appeared to be either a helpful or neutral party in the last game. But in this game, Hudson says that the Elusive Man becomes scary and will tangle with Shepard.
Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 3, told Keighley that the end of the trilogy has the “biggest decisions with the biggest consequences.” The fate of the galaxy is on the line and “it has to mean something” to the player, Walters said. Mars will be an integral part of the game, where Shepard meets Liara again and has to explore a facility on Mars and run into the Elusive Man…