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“Mass Effect 2” sequence gets second chance in “ME3”.

Per stories up at Joystiq and Kotaku, BioWare have taken a plot strand excised from the second game in the series and reinstated it in 2012’s eagerly-anticipated “Mass Effect 3”.

Hmm...sweet halation, bro...

The first thought which comes to mind is that this can’t really be all that big a plot strand if it can be left on the coding room floor, so to speak, and summarily added to another game.

Shepherd fetch quest for the win?

Snark aside, more “Mass Effect” can only be a good thing in my book.  Which reminds me, I’ve still got the “Lair of the Shadow Broker” DLC from “ME2” to get through over the Festive Season.

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The new hotness of “Mass Effect 3”

Over at Eurogamer, BioWare developer Jesse Houston draws a line under last week’s inadvertent “Mass Effect 3” leaks by sharing some more details about the upcoming RPG/Shooter/2012 behemoth-in-waiting.

Play as new alien characters or just bulldoze folks, Krogan-style.

There’s a lot to go into to and I wouldn’t presume to prioritize what’s important to you if you’re looking forward to the game – but co-op is discussed at some length…

 

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“Mass Effect 3” multi-player – new info

I posted a story the other day about “Mass Effect 3” and the apparent dipping of its Krogan toe into the muddy intergalactic realms of multi-player.

Wouldn’t you know it? There’s only more info out there on the Inter Webs.

Rather than shoe-horning the “Mass Effect” franchise into some misbegotten, generic Team Deathmatch and Capture The Flag-based mode malarkey, BioWare seem to be going the game design route less travelled, with the reveal of a multi-player campaign which can also influence aspects of your single-player Fem Shep play through.

Yes, my FemShep does look like Rachel Weisz. What of it?

Here, let BioWare explain it to you (via your friends and mine at Eurogamer).

There’s an IOS game and Facebook integration, too, but these appear to be optional add-ons rather than a necessity – which will be good cheer to those of us who would rather chew off our own toenails than faff about with social network.

As with every game now in release, there’s the “Project $10”-style online pass to activate with new copies or which must be purchased if you pick up a second-hand copy of the game.

I will now commence a robust programme of Fan Boy squeeing whilst I wait for the game.  It passes the time.

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Mass Effect 3 – now with online multiplayer.

A lesser man would use this news post as an excuse to post a picture of erstwhile “Mass Effect 2” uber-space babe Miranda Lawson (or her real-life inspiration, Australian actress and “Chuck” star, Yvonne Strahovski.

Shallow? Not me.

Nope, round Fluffrick towers, we’re all about Tali.  Which is a long-winded way of telling you that there is “Mass Effect 3” news on the vine and as Eurogamer’s story today alluded, one of the worst-kept secrets in video games has been outed by Australian games mag, PC Powerplay.

“Mass Effect 3”?  It’s shipping with online multiplayer, for the first time in the series.  Bagsy playing as a tooled-up Mordin Solus, complete with punishing ‘Gilbert and Sullivan operetta’ finishing move.

I'm Commander Shepard and I'm going to cut this dude...

If you’re in the UK and feel that Australia is a bit far to go for your magazine-based multiplayer exclusive reveals then Xbox World also have an upcoming cover story (issue out on October 25) where they’re promising more details on the multiplayer joys which await us in March 2012.  If you’re of a role-playing bent, I suspect that “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” will more or less tide you over until you get to fight the Reapers for the last time.

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