February 14th 2012 6:00 am PT

Demo: Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect™ 3Content: Mass Effect 3 Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Fire the first shots in the war to take Earth back! Voted Most Anticipated Game of 2012 at the SpikeTV VGAs, Mass Effect 3 puts you at the center of an all-out galactic war – and how to wage that war is up to you. The demo begins in dramatic fashion with the spectacular attack on Earth, followed by a mid-game section showcasing the groundbreaking interactive storytelling, adrenaline-pumping action, ruthless and intelligent enemies, and deep customization that make Mass Effect 3 the must-have title of 2012. Jump into 4 player co-op missions with your friends in two maps from the full game and earn a wide variety of upgrades for your characters. The multiplayer portion of the demo features an early-access period, so visit www.masseffect.com to find out how you can be among the first to the front lines!

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Note: This demo contains Kinect integration. While not required to use the demo, if you have Kinect you’ll be able to use your voice to control your squad via voice.

Update: We’ve got a blog post up on Xbox.com about the demo, and here is a helpful PDF that shows all of the voice commands if you are using Kinect.

Demo, Kinect By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Lee Rayson

    Had it since Sunday, it so much better the controls feel much more tighter and more responsive,
    Now only if i had my own “team Defunk” to play the game with

  • Nathan

    Added to my queue, along with all the videos… :D

  • Anonymous

    i can’t get the multiplayer to work, is the ea server down?

    • Lee Rayson

      Did you buy battlefield 3 ? if you’d didn’t then thats why BF3 gets early access to multiplayer anyone who didn’t buy it gets  it on the 17th

  • http://twitter.com/williamronholm Anonymous

     AMAZING GAME! Will be playing co-op for a very long time… been having a blast with my friends in it for about 6 hours now.

    • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias Olivera

      Agreed. The co-op is really fun.

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias Olivera

    Ok, for those who don’t know, you can access the multiplayer now if you have activated the Battlefield 3 online pass with your origin account (or EA account, whatever), if you haven’t, then you’ll have to wait until the 17th. 

  • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

    Lovely. And I’m glad the demo isn’t gold exclusive, or I’d have to get it elsewhere. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

    Wth, I got a system update for some reason, but none of my friends did, ehh? what’s going on there then?

    • Lee Rayson

      nothing here….. post your dashboard version ill compare it to mine

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

        hmmm, odd. Dunno why I randomly got one :|

        • Lee Rayson

          yeah you got an update  because my dashbaord is  2.0.14699.0

          Major can you explain this?

          • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

            Let me see what’s up.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

            Thank you.

            And @lee rayson  that’s the version my friends have too. Have no clue why I got that then…. :|

          • Lee Rayson

            thanks, also did you delete the mass effect blog post or is the site having issues ?

        • http://twitter.com/GaussBb Bradley Boland

          Got that too, couldn’t find anything about it on forums.

  • Lee Rayson

    Silver accounts get to play the online part of the demo too

  • http://twitter.com/GaussBb Bradley Boland

    I’m hoping for an SSX demo too, I thought I read somewhere that there would be one.

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias Olivera

    Loving the co op, but the difficulty from wave 9 to 10 (even in bronze) is insane. At least to play with randoms who don’t know what they’re doing…