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Mass Effect 3 launch trailer is here to whip you into a reaper-killin' frenzy

Here's the launch trailer for Mass Effect 3, arrived just ahead of the title's launch next week and just in time to work you into a proper state of anticipation. To put this in perspective, when Mass Effect 3 went into space, the residents thereof didn't get a new clip – but now it's about to go on sale, EA's looking out for you.

 

In fairness, this might not be the best clip to show the residents of deep space anyway. Future archeologists may well look back on it and wonder why we were so eager to paint extra-terrestrials as genocidal maniacs and/or laser cannon-fodder... or, if the clip's done its job, they'll just wonder how they can get their hands on the game. Luckily for you in 2012, obtaining a copy of Mass Effect will shortly become very straightforward indeed – and you can be sure we'll have a review ready and waiting for you imminently too.

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13 comments

  • steventylerbray - March 4, 2012 5:23 a.m.

    this made me excited, not for the game, but for the soundtrack. I loved Jack Wall's work on the first two, and was super bummed when he wasn't coming back, but, damn... that was amazing...
  • lemur - March 3, 2012 7:25 p.m.

    the part of the trailer at the end when someone says "so this is how it ends." (or something like that.) reminds me of the halo 3 trailer where Cortana says "this is the way the would ends."
  • jackthemenace - March 3, 2012 4:50 a.m.

    Man, I can't wait to get a hold of a copy of this, even if I can't do it until April. It's a shame I can't get it day 1, but I don't have the money D:
  • purple_omlet - March 2, 2012 8:18 p.m.

    I came. Hard.
  • winner2 - March 2, 2012 5:38 p.m.

    They can off the matriarch lady, jack, and jacob if they're back. And Kaiden or Ashley depending on who you kept in the first game. Everyone else is off limits Bioware!
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - March 2, 2012 4 p.m.

    Seriously way too good to be true. This simple trailer brings me to tears every time. Why? Because its so well done. Because I know that characters close to me will die. Because of Garrus' quote. Because of Liara's quote. Because there may be no way for Shepard to survive. Because its the end of the trilogy that I've spent so many hours playing. Because I know the choices I've made throughout the story will have serious repercussions. Because of the music. Because its Mass Effect, and its my favorite franchise of all time.
  • R-ape - March 2, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    Thank God for no wub wub in this trailer.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - March 2, 2012 3:41 p.m.

    Must. Resist. Temptation. I've stayed pretty much free of all major media regarding this game so far. It would be a shame to ruin it now and watch this. Gonna just wait a FEW MORE DAYS ARRW:THKLWJEHRLKWHJ.
  • christian-shaffer - March 2, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    If Garrus dies on my first play through I will probably cry.
  • babyhenchy1 - March 2, 2012 3:07 p.m.

    Great trailer. Really made it feel like the end of an incredible saga.
  • BladedFalcon - March 2, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    Just 3 days... Just 3 days... Why oh why, could this game come out on this weekend? I'm gonna have a LOT of free time... but not next week -.- Oh well, good thing I'll be able to rest and sleep a lot now to make up for the lack of sleep I'll get just to make space for the game!
  • Brutalicus - March 2, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    Geth and quarian fleets working together in the same shot... goddayum
  • artistjdk - March 2, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    Well, I'm in love.

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