"Earth Is Burning" In Mass Effect 3

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Posted by Jeff (5578 posts) -

 Spotted this Mass Effect 3 listing on the EA Store (via Destructoid) this morning. The page has since been removed from EA's site.

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The little bit of descriptive text is pretty interesting.

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.

Earth hasn't really been in play during the last two Mass Effect games, so an all-out attack on the home planet sounds, well, pretty different. No word on if it has a bunch of multiplayer in it, which has been quite the popular rumor lately. Either way, the game is expected to be formally announced during the Spike TV Video Game Awards tomorrow night, so we'll probably know more very soon.    
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#1 Posted by Jeff (5578 posts) -

 Spotted this Mass Effect 3 listing on the EA Store (via Destructoid) this morning. The page has since been removed from EA's site.

No Caption Provided
The little bit of descriptive text is pretty interesting.

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.

Earth hasn't really been in play during the last two Mass Effect games, so an all-out attack on the home planet sounds, well, pretty different. No word on if it has a bunch of multiplayer in it, which has been quite the popular rumor lately. Either way, the game is expected to be formally announced during the Spike TV Video Game Awards tomorrow night, so we'll probably know more very soon.    
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#2 Edited by karatetron (698 posts) -

Hooray, Mass Effect! 
 
EDIT: ... goddamn you, Mr. Sunshine.

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#3 Posted by digital_sin (1857 posts) -

Effective.

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#4 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

Fiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrr-fuuuuuuck.

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#5 Posted by smitty86 (708 posts) -

Is Playstation 3 also confirmed yet?

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#6 Posted by Guyzea (801 posts) -

Shepard.

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#7 Posted by fillmoejoe (1579 posts) -

Still need to play Lair of the Shadow Broker.

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#8 Posted by damswedon (3241 posts) -

3 Games in WE'RE GOING TO EARTH!!!

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#9 Posted by BigChief (513 posts) -
@Guyzea said:
" Shepard. "
Wrex.
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#10 Posted by Keegs (113 posts) -

space nipples

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#11 Posted by gosukiller (2340 posts) -
@Guyzea: Wrex.
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#12 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -

Shepard! I can't wait for this. Bioware are freakin' awesome - the best developer ever!

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#13 Posted by radioactivez0r (907 posts) -

I feel like I should focus on playing through the first game.

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#14 Posted by Denex (3 posts) -

PC version 60 dollars? =/

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#15 Edited by spiceninja (3239 posts) -

Isn't this the third time robots have tried to take over the universe in Mass Effect? I loved ME2 but this is kind of disappointing to me.

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#16 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

By the end of the story, it'll reveal to us all that we humans... are the real reapers! We destroyed our earth with pollution, crime and cartoon porn.

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#17 Posted by Sin4profit (3411 posts) -

Earth huh? I want it to be a ghetto of a planet at this point, i think that would be cool. 
Either way, it'll be interesting to visit Earth within the ME fiction.

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#18 Posted by Warchief (672 posts) -

WELCOME TO ERF!

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#19 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -
@smitty86
Is Playstation 3 also confirmed yet?
With ME 2 goin to PS3 I highly doubt that ME3 would be exclusive to 360. I expect the 360 to get exclusive DLC or something like that.
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#20 Posted by benjaebe (2871 posts) -

Awesome awesome awesome. Still hoping they stick to single player.

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#21 Posted by Hourai (2738 posts) -

I cannot express how stoked I am for this game.

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#22 Posted by HubrisRanger (515 posts) -
@BigChief said:
" @Guyzea said:
" Shepard. "
Wrex. "
Shepard
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#23 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -

So... Mass Effect 3 is taking back the Earth? What about the destruction of the galaxy? Is there gonna be a ME 4? So many questions, only one Shepard.

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#24 Posted by sammo21 (5292 posts) -

Excited, one way or another.

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#25 Posted by ThePencil (395 posts) -

FUCK.
 
YES.
 
FULLSTOP.

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#26 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Also if Earth really is this boned, it definitely fits well with those few teaser images they shown of a derelict environment. 

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#27 Posted by Death_Burnout (3848 posts) -
@PlasmaBeam44 said:
" Isn't this the third time robots have tried to take over the galaxy in Mass Effect? I loved ME2 but this is kind of disappointing to me. "
I can't think of anything else really...i think it's the only way to go, unless the Q show up and fuck with Shepard, that would be pretty cool.
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#28 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -

So it's confirmed. Mass Effect 3 with multiplayer. AWESOME!

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#29 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1262 posts) -

Finish the Fight.

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#30 Posted by Flap_jackson (107 posts) -

This is going to be SO fucking awesome!

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#31 Posted by Reluctant_Hero (47 posts) -

Ugh... now I may actually have a reason to DVR the show and fast forward to ME3. Damn it.

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#32 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5015 posts) -
@HubrisRanger said:
" @BigChief said:
" @Guyzea said:
" Shepard. "
Wrex. "
Shepard "
Tali.
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#33 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

Whoa, you guys.  A third Mass Effect game?  I didn't see that coming.  Whoa, bros.  Whoa.

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#34 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" @HubrisRanger said:
" @BigChief said:
" @Guyzea said:
" Shepard. "
Wrex. "
Shepard "
Tali. "
METAL.... GEEEEAR
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#35 Posted by VicRattlehead (1417 posts) -

give now please.... please

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#36 Posted by HubrisRanger (515 posts) -
@phrosnite said:
" So it's confirmed. Mass Effect 3 with multiplayer. AWESOME! "
Based on what? 
 
I'm also curious how the hell stuff like this happens, as I'm sure that this flip was meant to be switched tomorrow night. It happens more often than you would expect.
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#37 Posted by TwoOneFive (9786 posts) -

hmm

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#38 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -
@HubrisRanger: 
rumours :)
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#39 Posted by animathias (1272 posts) -
@PlasmaBeam44:

I thought it was a 3-part story arc of said robots trying to take over said galaxy. 


That said, I still need to finish 2 before I should actually say anything, but I've been told it's definitely a part 2-of-3 ending.

Damn Bioware for releasing Dragon Age in the holiday season, then Mass Effect 2 right after I finally started playing Dragon Age.. now neither of them are finished, and their game boxes taunt me.... while I play WoW.

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#40 Posted by ITSSEXYTIME (252 posts) -

Hey look it's the plot of Dragon Age Origins.





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#41 Posted by HubrisRanger (515 posts) -
@phrosnite We need to have a discussion about what the word "confirmed" means.
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#42 Posted by UberExplodey (998 posts) -

Whoa dude.

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#43 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

I would of preferred to go deeper into enemy territory to take out the reapers, but whatever. I'm sure this will be good.

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#44 Edited by CouncilSpectre (324 posts) -
@PlasmaBeam44: 

Isn't this the third time robots have tried to take over the universe in Mass Effect? I loved ME2 but this is kind of disappointing to me.    

  
 

Yeah!  They should throw out the trilogy's plot-line of trying to stop the Reapers completely and make the bad guys sentient mushrooms with laser whips.

     
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#45 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

Anyone manage to pre-order before the page was taken down?

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#46 Posted by CptChiken (2058 posts) -

So something evil is happening and ive got to rally forces to overthrow it?!  
sounds like fable 3.... god i hope its not as bad as fable three

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#47 Posted by wonderhare (354 posts) -

Shepaaaaard!! :D

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#48 Posted by shadyspace (486 posts) -

I don't know if I like the Earth focus. ME's never been about saving the human race, it's been about the first real attempt at preservation of galactic civilization against the Reapers. Boo to human exceptionalism.

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#49 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -
@HubrisRanger: 
Oh, come on. We know it's coming. Bioware said they need to sell 6-9 million units to continue making awesome games. Multiplayer will make the Gears of Wars players buy ME3 :)
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#50 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2269 posts) -
@PlasmaBeam44:  
 
That's what the whole goddamn storyline is about. If want something else, then wait for ME4.

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