Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Mass Effect

Mass Effect 3 to host weekend multiplayer event, Operation Silencer

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EA and BioWare are running a new Multiplayer Weekend event for Mass Effect 3. Dubbed Operation Silencer, the event will run from 6 p.m. (PST) on Friday, May 11 to 5 a.m. (PST) on Monday, May 14. The event is comprised of two challenges, one kill count and one survival. Allies who take down 3,000,000 banshees will receive a Victory Pack, while those that survival until a full extraction on any of the maps on gold difficulty will receive a Commendation Pack.

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Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack DLC launches on Live, Origin, PSN

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Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack, the content DLC release announced last week, is now available for the 360, PC, and PS3. The pack includes two new maps, six new unlockable characters, three new weapons, and four new consumables.

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Mass Effect 3 to get free content DLC, Resurgence Pack

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A new DLC pack will be launching shortly for Mass Effect 3, Resurgence Pack. This is the second free download announced, following Extended Cut, and will include a number of in-game items.

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Mass Effect 3 to get free Extended Cut DLC this summer

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The Normandy crew isn’t finished with their journey just yet. A new free DLC pack was announced today, Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, to address some of the concerns voiced over the ending. According to BioWare, Extended Cut will “expand upon the events at the end” via “additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes.” The pack is set to launch this summer for 360, PC, and PS3.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 to get N7 armor, new Coliseum Battle DLC

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Role-playing game giants will meet next week when Commander Shepard’s N7 armor makes its way into Final Fantasy XIII-2 as DLC. Serah Farron and Noel Kreiss will both be able to don the N7 gear. In addition to the new panoply, some new opponents, including Ultros, will be stepping into the arena in new Coliseum Battle DLC.

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Mass Effect 3 hits store shelves, new iOS Apps and DLC launch

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It’s time for the millions of Commander Shepards to strap up and get ready because Mass Effect 3 is now available for the 360, PC, and PS3. The trilogy-ending release thrusts players into a massive galactic war as mankind and their allies battle the ancient Reapers. Newcomers will get a chance to meet a large cast of squadmates while series vets will be able to take their old troop into combat once more, for the final time. New to the series is the Galaxy at War system, a co-op online component that ties into the single-player game. Two iOS apps are also available, Mass Effect Infiltrator ($6.99), a cover-based third-person shooter, and Mass Effect 3 Datapad (free). As with Galaxy at War, progress made in the apps will be reflected in the main campaign.

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Mass Effect 3 demo launches, spawns millions of Shepards

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Gamers itching to try their hand at Mass Effect 3 finally have their chance with a new demo now available for the 360, PC, and PS3. The demo begins with an invasion of Earth by the Reapers and concludes with a single-player mission from later in the game. Players are also able to create a Commander Shepard for their trial run, tweaking name, gender, and appearance. Once those selections are made, plus some for background, the game will then prepare a brief history of this insta-Shephard so that newcomers and series vets alike are able to follow the events included in the demo.

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Mass Effect 3 demo announced for 360, PC, and PS3

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The final leg of Commander Shepard’s journey is nearing, and in what can only be described as a cruel joke on those with loved ones wanting a quiet Valentine’s Day, EA has announced that they will be releasing a demo for BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 on February 14. (I’m so sorry, dear—the galaxy needs me!)

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Mass Effect 3 to get co-op multiplayer

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Commander Shepard will have some special help next year when he sets out to retake Earth. BioWare has announced that Mass Effect 3 will be the first in the series to support multiplayer. The online component has been dubbed the Galaxy at War system, and it will complement the single-player storyline by offering “a suite of … games and applications” for players to enjoy with friends. Progress made with others will directly affect the main campaign, as Shepard scours the galaxy for allies against the Reapers.

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