Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 Gamescom Trailer Puts Shepard in the Firing Line
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Showing that Mass Effect 3 picks up pretty much where Mass Effect 2 left off, with balls-out action and immediate shooter-style combat, this first in a series of combat reveal trailers entitled 'Squad Leader' demonstrates the cover mechanics and tactics you'll need to emply to bring down the big guns and the heavily armoured enemies.

It looks as though it 'll be no picnic fighting the huge manned mechs that can drop from the air into the middle of the battlefield, but with Garrus and Liara at his side, Shepard is able to give it his best, throwing all manner of biotics and other devastating weaponry at it to bring it down.

And clearly there's no substitute for a big old grenade. The war for Earth begins when Mass Effect 3 launches on March 6th, 2012 in North America and March 9th, 2012 in Europe. Check out the Gamecom 2011 trailer right here.


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Comment #1 by artphobia
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:07:48 PM
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Comment #2 by wariowarrior
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:08:58 PM
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Beginning of 2012 is getting jam packed with awesome games but this will certainly be my No1

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Comment #3 by Assassin70
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:11:05 PM
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New pants please seems I have soiled these.

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Comment #4 by BBDrew84
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:16:58 PM
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@#1- add another plus to that.

So much news today on a lot of games I am looking forward to, thanks x360a!

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Comment #5 by artphobia
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:19:00 PM
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Comment #6 by Len lfc
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:20:40 PM
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Why must I wait!!! :(

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Comment #7 by Lord_Statn
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:21:32 PM
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Too bad it didn't reveal anything new

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Comment #8 by Verdinial
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:27:28 PM
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Garrus and Thane were my favourite people to have with me in Mass Effect 2.

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Comment #9 by ThoracicKez
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:28:34 PM
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ok sorry but , ive never been a fan of mass effect and this is not going to make me one

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Comment #10 by Lucas McCain
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:29:31 PM
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Looks like they're stepping the combat up yet another notch. Awesome.

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Comment #11 by Len lfc
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:36:45 PM
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@ I mean no offence but why are you here then?

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Comment #12 by Len lfc
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:37:53 PM
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Comment #13 by Damodar Thade
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:52:12 PM
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How about showing us some of those promised RPG elements instead of more shooting, after all it's meant to be an RPG!!

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Comment #14 by Ghetto Ferret
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:56:47 PM
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Cannot Wait

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Comment #15 by Grifter Reborn
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:08:54 PM
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Game will be phenomenal! Can't wait!

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Comment #16 by Blue Thunder28
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:11:55 PM
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Comment #17 by Death shrimp X
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:13:32 PM
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@2 what else is out in 2012?

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Comment #18 by McKauz85
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:14:58 PM
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ill be there on saturday. cant wait!

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Comment #19 by tripleb2k
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:21:00 PM
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I can't wait to use that Omni-tool Blade weapon! I'm just gonna run around stabbing people.

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Comment #20 by tripleb2k
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:22:45 PM
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@9 and the community cares about this... why?

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Comment #21 by Bramwell420
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:35:59 PM
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Being American, when I saw the release date as 9/3/2012 I almost flipped out. As that means September 3rd 2012 in America. I quickly regained my composure once I remembered we are like the only country that does dates like that.... kind of like how we don't use the metric system over here even though that's a far superior measuring system...

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Comment #22 by AToMiiK
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:45:36 PM
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i can have my grenades back now? yay!
really cannot wait for this!
at least i KNOW ill have enough money for this when it comes along, next to the unlikely prospect of being able to buy Deus Ex, Gears 3, BF3, Skyrim, MW3 and another game or two over the course of the next few months.... thinking about it almost makes me cry

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Comment #23 by skyegallen87
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:52:36 PM
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Sooooooooooooooo cannot wait!! and the collectors edition is gonna b epic!!! :D y does it have to b next year :(

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Comment #24 by Vigor
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:57:57 PM
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Show some RPG elements to impress me.
The last time I heard we're getting less squadmates to improve deeper relationships, I stood up to throw some darts at my DA2 disc again.

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Comment #25 by killajoy714
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 02:01:46 PM
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Very nice! I'd prefer if it had more RPG elements like #24 said. For that reason, I loved Mass Effect 1 a lot more than Mass Effect 2. Nevertheless, it will still be an awesome addition to the series.

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Comment #26 by Elyk Nosam
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 02:23:34 PM
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Why comment on the article then you jackass?

This game will be EPIC!

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Comment #27 by ash356
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 02:28:07 PM
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Can I comment on this later? I'm in the middle of some calibrations...

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Comment #28 by Eladoruw
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 02:39:25 PM
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Good old Garrus always gets the job done, he will definately be part of my ME3 team.

@21, I think I like you.

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Comment #29 by WMDalpha
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 03:06:44 PM
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this game looks like shit ;)

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Comment #30 by jason83214
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 03:39:21 PM
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Can't wait

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Comment #31 by xXmyxxmastaXx
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 03:40:22 PM
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@29 go back to your cod then little one. XD

i already got my 80 bucks down on my CE

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Comment #32 by Lysander
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 04:21:57 PM
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I want a vid of some Optimus style power blade action! A better close combat system could make the combat even faster.

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Comment #33 by ThoracicKez
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 04:27:21 PM
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@29 i agree

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Comment #34 by Sarcastro
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 04:43:06 PM
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Grenades are back? SWEET!

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Comment #35 by Godfather93a
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 05:30:07 PM
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@9 Is that because your too busy playing Gaylo all the time? Why don't
stop with the generic shooters they pump out every week & learn to
appreciatea real video game.

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Comment #36 by frazyah
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 06:14:33 PM
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@21, same here.

Got a lot of games to play before March, not to mention ME 1&2 replays so I can import my Shepherds. This game is going to be all kinds of badass.

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Comment #37 by lizard9979
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 06:53:56 PM
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GOTY 2012... all other contenders just stop right now, cry for your upcoming loss and bask in the Bioware glory.

This coupled withntheir Jedi mmropg means I need to invest in stock at Bioware. Make my money pay me back.

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Comment #38 by Lewi
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 07:54:03 PM
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sure know how to make a trailer dont they! soooo keen

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Comment #39 by SLICKAZS
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 10:04:08 PM
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Glad he didn't lift his hand up when the blade came out; that would've been

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Comment #40 by snx
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 12:14:28 AM
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Look like Mass effect 2...

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Comment #41 by QuickSilverZ
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 01:45:25 AM
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Not Baad : )

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Comment #42 by Devil Sora
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 02:27:53 AM
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Is it weird that I actually did drool. . . .all kidding aside. . . .this made me drool.

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Comment #43 by maur1c1o
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 04:09:53 AM
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Can't wait hope its more like number 1 rather than 2 as much as 2 was great it too much of the rpg element that one had and for me they simplyfied the game too much it felt like a shooter too much for me still great games and looking forward to it

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Comment #44 by Everardo
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 12:57:07 PM
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For a game designed to be 3 games it did a great job. looking forward to the game and piloting some heavy mechs to make more enemies scream.

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Comment #45 by Banedain
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 01:36:00 PM
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For those who think mass effect 2 is just a shooter try it on insane you have to be tacticaly adebt not just with bullets but with squadmates linup skills example fighting geth bring miranda and legion us mirandas overload to remove sheilds while legions uses AI hacking and mirandas warp also helped on the armored geth prime thats way more than "Just another shooter" looks to much (didnt even change liaras clothes) the same but liked nades n the first good to have em back.

feel free to follow this with cool story bro

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Comment #46 by Jellybean468
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 06:30:43 PM
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I want Thane, Legion and Grunt:( Please give me Thane, Legion and Grunt BioWare. BioWare, please. I would like Thane, Legion and Grunt. THANKS XOXOXO

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Comment #47 by ViNyLek
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 11:19:23 AM
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And by the looks of it Shepard is playing on easy too LOL. Kind of sucks they are still using same old engine, but in the end it's story and gameplay that matters and that is looking superb!

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Comment #48 by SIRmunchAlot
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 01:40:05 PM
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i've played and beaten ME2, is there anything from the first one I should know about, or could i just stfu and get the 3rd?

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Comment #49 by Rhinoviru3
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 10:30:04 AM
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@9 the community here really isn't going to give two shits whether you lack the collective intelligence great enough to like this game. The fact of the matter is that Mass Effect is the most immersive RPG game to come out in years, if not ever. It has smashed the LoZ series and huge titles like 'The Witcher' and other awesome RPG games because it has both deep, malleable content AND the graphical winnery to go with it. Add to that a super-awesome list of voice actors (Keith David ftw!) and one of the greatest musical scores ever and you've got a damn fine game! After a multitude of playthroughs I have uncovered more and more content, more endings. The codex alone has more background information on the universe than most Sci-Fi novels do, and whats more its interactive.

I will admit, ME3 has strayed too far from ME1, and that has, like you, lowered my opinion. But this game is the conclusion to the Mass Effect (at least as far as Shepards story arc is concerned) and i'll be damned if im not getting it and playing it a good 4-5 times at release, to see the huge imapacts I can have on the people and places around me.

@#29 cool story, bro. Lurk MOAR

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US March 06, 2012
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