Last year’s use of Dead Space armor
in Dragon Age II proved that EA loves to use its big collection of franchises
to promote one another. And it did the same with Sims 3 cats.
That tradition continues this year with Mass Effect 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning,
and the best part is this DLC won’t cost you anything.
As you can see in the above
image, both games will have exclusive in-games items inspired by each other,
with Amalur armor in ME3 and Mass Effect 3 weapons in Amalur. How do you get
them? First if you download the Amalur demo
on the 17th next week, after playing it you’ll unlock two Mass Effect 3 items
designed by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. Here’s how EA describes them:
Reckoner Knight Armor: This armor will maximize damage done in
close-quarters combat while a beefed–up power cell feeds energy into weapon
systems to increase projectile velocity.
The Chakram Launcher: This weapon uses a fabricator to manufacture
lightweight, explosive ammunition discs. This weapon is earned after completing
the Reckoning demo and watching the trailer at the end.
Meanwhile, if you play the Mass
Effect 3 demo (which doesn’t have a date yet), you’ll unlock these two items in
N7 Armor: Players can unlock special armor inspired by Commander
Shepard’s iconic N7 battle armor including Helm, Cuirass, Gauntlets, Chausses
Onmiblade Daggers: A holographic blade stemming from Commander
Shepard’s Omni-Tool, the Omni-blade allows players to stab enemies in close
combat. Once players install and play the Mass Effect 3 demo, they will unlock
You can see all of them in the
It’s a nice and most importantly free way to entice fans of both series
to try the other out. And perhaps most importantly, this might give us some
hint of when the Mass Effect 3 demo is coming. Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning
launches February 7, so we’d like to think the ME3 demo would hit before that,
since you’d think EA would want that DLC out there at launch. It’s no guarantee
though, so let’s hope we’ll have confirmation soon.