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We have a lot of Mass Effect 3 details for you from GamesCom courtesy of PhatSeeJay from GiantBomb.

Posted by FelipeFR on Aug 21st, 2011

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We have a lot of Mass Effect 3 details for you from GamesCom courtesy of  PhatSeeJay from GiantBomb. We have listed everything for you below.

  • The CE Robot dog is possible to interact with aboard the Normandy, like having it follow you around, play fetch and it apparently has a story to it. No details on whether it’s combat able or not though.
  • Character creator will get a lot more hair styles and facial features in ME3. So expect the hairstyles from the femShep competition to make it into the CC.
  • They are considering an Uber achievement for all three games. What that is exactly is they don’t know, but they want to reward their long term fans.
  • All squad mates will get their story and closure for ME3 even if they might not be a permanent squad member.
  • We’ll see more of the Yahg (The former Shadow Broker)
  • Not loyalty of people, but loyalty of races. Less focus on building loyalty with squad members and more on the various races. So expect previous loyalty and decisions to play a part in this.
  • XP system goes back to ME1. No details but they won’t do the mission summary XP from ME2.
  • The fate of the squad mates will not always be up to the player and decisions that feels right can prove to be harmful.
  • The banter will be increased significantly since the squad member group is smaller this time.
  • The ending of ME3 will give closure to the trilogy so don’t expect answers on post ME3 DLC until the game is out.
  • There will not be an SDK after Mass Effect 3.
  • Joker-EDI romance is being “looked at”.
  • Aside from the Krogan princess, we will apparently not see female counterparts of turians, salarians and so on in ME3 either.
  • Mods for ME2 has to be remade for ME3.
  • Thane is still alive in ME3 (if he survived the Collector Base).
  • Kelly Chambers will return.
  • Romance between Joker and Shepard is a case of “you have to play it to see it”.
  • If Hammerhead or Mako returns it’s closer to critical path missions. Don’t expect exploration using these vehicles.
  • The Normandy will be upgraded by the Systems Alliance, so resource gathering for the ship is not likely this time.
  • The geth quarian conflict will be concluded.
  • Existing music from ME1 and ME2 will make its way into ME3.
  • Side quests will pretty much always be in line with the critical path story.
  • Classes will get new powers with up to six different ways to customize each power.
  • Squad mates appearances and armor will be possible to customize again.
  • Seems Cerberus will be a full blown antagonist and not possible to align with in ME3.
  • They have DECIDED about whether you’ll get to see Tali’s face or not
  • There may be time sensitive story elements though it will be more focused ones like the Normandy crew.
  • ME3 will make you cry!
  • There will be a larger variety of environments compared to ME2.
  • Heavy melee will pretty much always kill a target, but defensive factors like armor, barriers and shields will affect the outcome. Also don’t try to melee an Atlas mech.
  • There will be mini games though no announcements.
  • We may see Quarians without masks. Whether that would include Tali or not was left unsaid.
  • The choices you make in the trial at the beginning of ME3 will set the tone for the future in the game.
  • James Vega’s voice actor will be announced really soon and is apparently a closely guarded secret, since he’s really awesome.
  • Indoctrination seem to play a role in ME3, possibly including party members.
  • Kal’Reegar will return in ME3.
  • They are discussing possibilities of missions that ties back to your background choice for Shepard.
  • You have a lot more romance options in ME3. Possibly not limited to party members.
  • You will be able to change class if you import your ME2 Shepard to ME3. Though you will have to start from Lvl 1 while kept class will get Import+ perks.
  • Legion will return with a larger role in ME3.
  • There may be a ‘special’ import for saves where Shepard died. The interest is clearly too big for them to simply ignore such a treat.
  • Miranda will be back and has unfinished business with Shepard.
  • Shepard’s SPECTRE status will play part in ME3 and change things if you had the status reinstated in ME2.
  • Conrad Verner’s back.
  • Normandy will be the SR-2 with an Alliance paint and some redesigned interiors. Joker will apparently be happy with it.
  • How many team mates you speak to at the same time aboard the Normandy depends on the context of the missions.
  • You’ll have debriefings after each mission that are deeper than ME2, but you are still likely to only talk to the squad mates one on one outside of that.

Source: Gamingbolt.com

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FelipeFR
FelipeFR Aug 21 2011, 3:46pm says:

Oh god I wished I could just quote some specific item but then I would have to quote the entire text...

I hope someone will figure out how to mod ME3 as well despite the lack of SDK's.

BTW, someone should add ME3 to the ModDB's gamelist.

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FelipeFR
FelipeFR Aug 21 2011, 3:53pm says:

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CaptainRegor
CaptainRegor Aug 22 2011, 1:48am replied:

I'm happy Corner Verner is back he is an intersting characther wonder how is path goes, whould be funny if he ended up being squad member for some missions, but the problem is he seams just be violent not a fighter

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero Aug 21 2011, 10:25pm says:

squads will be smaller? how much smaller than 3 can you make them. upper achievement? wonder if its for getting laid in each game, remember miranda has unfinished buisness with you.

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ManimalR
ManimalR Aug 21 2011, 10:34pm replied:

I think it means that there will be fewer squad members in total, as we've already seen that you take 2 squad members like before in other videos

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IceBlade09
IceBlade09 Aug 22 2011, 2:26am says: Online

ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ZOMG, ... Oh BTW did i mention ZOMG? ... Quarian faces w00t.

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Lito.LV
Lito.LV Aug 22 2011, 5:36pm says:

"ME3 will make you cry!"

Muah, nice addition. But I already cried at ME2. :D

See Tali face? Would be about damn time.
C.Verner, geez I hate that guy, punched him in the face in previous part.

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AK151
AK151 Aug 22 2011, 8:31pm says:

I laughed at the "don't try to melee an Atlas mech". This sounds freaking awesome. I can't wait.

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Officerpuppy
Officerpuppy Aug 25 2011, 4:31pm says:

Soo....we can romance a Rachni? ha ha ha.
Joker-EDI romance..? Ookay...
I wonder what this super achievement would be in game play terms for those who finished all three games.

My current wish for ME3 is that we can edit our imported Sheps. I love my Shep too much to scrap him and make a new one. I'd love to change his hair or give him a scar or something.

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