Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode was revealed last October to mixed reactions, but if this new trailer is any
indication, BioWare isn't going about its online expansion lightly.
Take a look at how Mass Effect's 3 action might actually be better
with a little company in the newest “Special Forces” video.
Multiplayer in Mass Effect 3 will take
the form of a “Galaxy at War” mode wherein up to four players can
team up to put down enemy attacks in key locations throughout the
universe. An assortment of races and classes will be available for
selection, and according to an earlier chat with producer Jesse
Houston, one's success (or lack thereof) in these online co-op stages
will have a direct impact on how Commander Shepard and his team fares in the
final moments of the trilogy.
will definitely have an effect on your single-player experience
through the Galaxy at War system,” he explained, adding, “so as
you play the multiplayer and the Co-Op and the more successful you
are, the more that will affect your Galactic Readiness level which
will then affect your end game result.”
full Mass Effect 3 multiplayer FAQ is posted at BioWare's blog. You
can also wrangle three of your friends and try it for yourself when
Mass Effect 3 lands for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in March.