Game Informer once again has an exclusive reveal in the form of Mass Effect 3 headlining their latest issue. And thanks to the guys on the GAF forums, here’s a neat summary of all the information.

Shepard's back

Shepard's back

– Game begins with Shepard on Earth
– Shepard is on trial in regard to the events of Arrival
– Reapers invade while the trial is happening
– Prologue: Shepard’s escape to the Normandy, off to start finding allies, fighting Reaper troops
– Squadmates include Liara, Ashley/Kaiden, Garrus, James Sanders
– Screenshot shown of Ashley with her hair down
– Confirmed appearances (may not be squadmates): Wrex, Mordin, Legion, and Anderson
– Game will show a “previously on Mass Effect” comic to make decisions if you’re starting from scartch
– The Illusive Man plays a big role
– Cerberus is out to kill Shepard
– Enhanced RPG elements
– More freedom with character skills
– Larger skill trees
– Powers will evolve several times, not just once
– Weapons are like the ones in Mass Effect 2, have a set list
– Mods returning, swap out different parts such as barrels, scopes (effect both the weapon’s combat performance and its appearance)
– All classes can wield all weapons unhindered now,
– There will be limited slots to carry these weapons
– Soldier can carry all weapons at once
– Adept, Engineer, and Sentinal will likely be limited to two weapons, three for Vanguard and Infiltrator
– Numerous endings
– Who you have in your squad and which allies you recruit greatly impact the endings that are available
– No multiplayer

Expect regular Mass Effect 3 updates on Game Informer all of this month.

Publish date: April 8, 2011 3:50 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:35 pm

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