First of all! Trailers! Friday was what the internet is calling “FemShep Friday,” and we’ve got a brand new trailer with our first look at the default female Shepherd for Mass Effect 3. Please oogle with me, now~
Oh jeez… I’ve got chills and goosebumps everywhere. Did you know that you can get goosebumps on your legs? I didn’t until I saw that trailer.
MORE NEWS! The official ME website is now home to five new gameplay videos – each one focusing on different areas of the game. Fans across the spectrum are excited to see the return of some heavy customization options in the weapons arsenal video. Check out the delicious bits of web goodness here (courtesy of Bioware’s Mass Effect YouTube channel).
Did you see Shepherd stab his enemies with his Omni Tool? Because that’s intense. Also, that first trailer on Interactive Storytelling really gives you the heart of why I’m in love with this game. It’s a great crash course in how Mass Effect works.
Is it possible that you cannot wait for the Mass Effect 3 Demo now that you’ve seen these trailers? Not only are you in good company, you are also in luck! For what has the great god of the internet given to us? Early access to the Mass Effect 3 demo!
While this is only good for Xbox 360 owners (specifically those with an XboxLive Gold Membership), you can obtain early access to the demo on Facebook by playing a small mini game and providing the app with your Gamertag, date of birth, and gender information. You’ve got three chances to get the solution to the random puzzle, and then you may be granted access to the Demo! If you get locked out, don’t fret – you can try again in two hours. Sources on Giantbomb are seeing very hit-or-miss results with the app, but I’m guessing that the problems are due to overloaded servers for the app. I’m pretty sure every rabid Mass Effect fan in English-speaking countries are chomping at the bit to get in a few days early.
The demo is out publicly on February 14th, so if you don’t get in early or don’t have a 360, at least Bioware is giving you an awesome Valentine’s Day present!
Last, but not least, on this journey of Mass Effect is a little gem that’s been making its way around the Internets. DeviantArtist Pyroxene has put together some low-polygon images for a number of Mass Effect characters. Please check out the awesome below. (Please be sure to click-through for full-sized images. It’s impossible to appreciate the beauty of the work Pyroxene has done without doing so. Also check out the artist’s main gallery for other characters including Garrus, Shepherd, and Tali.)
Can I just be the first to say that if Bioware put out a Mass Effect title a la Final Fantasy Tactics, I might just die and go to heaven?
Nerd up, Mass Effect fans. Nerd up.