And yes, it is online multiplayer. I (and many other outlets) reported
a week ago that an online pass looked likely for Mass Effect 3
based on scans of a South African publication that hit the web last week, and now it's come to pass. Details are slim at the moment, but thanks to another magazine scan (via Ign
) that you can see below, it appears to be co-op. What else could "fight alongside your friends" mean? The full reveal is set to hit news stands in magazine form in the near future.
So, it's happened. Mass Effect 3
certainly doesn't need online co-op and I'm sure it only exists so EA can us it as a bullet point on the back of the box. However, as long as it's not undercooked, obviously tacked-on for marketing purposes, and detrimental to the single-player campaign, I see no harm in it. But who am I kidding? It will almost certainly be all of those things.
Mass Effect 3
is out on 3.6.12