Highly irritating for EA as we believe it was set to be a ‘surprise’ announcement at the VGAs later tonight, but thanks to some keen fans from Joystiq, the news has spilt. Mass Effect 3 was posted up on the EA store, complete with a blurb (see below) and a list of the supported platforms. Guess what? Everyone gets it! Well everyone except Nintendo…for obvious reasons…Wii HD anyone?
The listing has since then been hastily removed by guardian angels at EA, but the damage has been done, and no doubt this is going to be flying around the web like roast potatoes in a vegetarian night club. Mass Effect as a franchise has brought so many things to the table for gaming, and the new darker angle for the third instalment should be very interesting indeed.
Mass Effect 3 quoted game blurb:
“Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.”
The VGAs are taking place this weekend and are set to reveal some truly awesome news, stay tuned for the latest info.