Mass Effect 3 screenshot
Mass Effect 3 screenshot

Mass Effect 3 will allow you to gain the allegiance of humanity and other alien civilizations, but it's also possible to lose entire races to the Reapers towards the end of the game if you don't make the correct decisions.

The details come from this month's OXM (via a post on NeoGAF), which also reveals weapons will be modified with scopes, barrels, and grips. It's also possible to customise the colour and camouflage of your guns.

Shepard will also be more manoeuvrable than before, with the ability to jump and roll alongside blind-firing his modified weaponry around corners.

You'll be using your newfound guns and abilities on Reaper husks and Cerberus operatives, the pro-human alliance that have turned their back on Shepard after Mass Effect 2 for currently unspecified reasons. Cerberus operatives will come in three distinct but common body types: heavy, medium, and light.

OXM also hints that there might be an eyepiece that allows non-sniper weapons to scope in further, and the magazine also suggests that armour is going to have a bigger effect on the game than before.

The magazine also promises that BioWare is going to reveal much more about the game at this year's E3 conference.

While originally scheduled for a 2011 release, Mass Effect was recently delayed into early 2012.

Details of Mass Effect 3 have been steadily trickling in since April. VideoGamer.com has its own wishlist of what we want to see in the conclusion to BioWare's sci-fi trilogy.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Like you, I'm more than happy to scrub through any and all Mass Effect 3 information. From what OXM is hinting, Mass Effect 2's structure of recruiting allies and turning them loyal is going to be replaced by entire races - and that's a very exciting prospect, if you ask me.

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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Woffls

What's wrong with jumping? To be honest if the gravity would have to be the same, or near enough for the player to even walk on the planet obviously. Unless it's a design feature like Deadspace where you can float around, which i thought was brilliant. If they add something like flying around in space in ME3 like they did with DS2 i would be very happy indeed.
Posted 15:55 on 11 May 2011
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Woffls

JUMP!? What the hell? I guess the gravity will be the same on each planet as well... conveniently...
Posted 15:24 on 11 May 2011
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scaz2244

i can happily wait til early 2012 with these features being added
Posted 12:46 on 11 May 2011
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Mr_Ninjutsu

Sweeeeeeet. At first i thought that you would be able to wipe out complete races by killing all of them by whatever means. Ohhh i guess not :PCan't wait for this beast.
Posted 11:40 on 10 May 2011

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Release Date: 06/03/2012
Developer: Bioware
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