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Buyers of next week's Battlefield 3 have a sci-fi surprise in store, as first run copies of EA's shooter juggernaut also include a code to access Mass Effect 3's recently announced cooperative multiplayer mode. The demo will launch in January, though the actual date is yet to be determined.

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http://www.joystiq.com/2011/10/20/bi...effect-3-demo/

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http://social.bioware.com/forum/Mass...8554052-1.html
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Hello everyone! It's going to be a Happy New Year! Mass Effect 3 will have a pre-release demo in January 2012. This demo will have both single player and multiplayer sections, giving fans a taste of what's to come on March 6, 2012. Be first to the front lines in the multiplayer section of the Mass Effect 3 demo! Redemption of the Online Pass for Battlefield 3 will unlock this early access. But rallying for war is just getting started - in late November / early December, BioWare will announce other ways for fans to engage the enemy with their friends online from day one!


What are the details of the Mass Effect 3 pre-release demo?

•The Mass Effect 3 pre-release demo will launch in January 2012 (exact date TBA).
•The demo will include both single-player and multi-player sections.
•The demo will be released in all regions where the game is

How can I get early access to the multi-player portion of the Mass Effect 3 demo coming in January 2012?

•Owners of Battlefield 3, on any platform, who activate their Online Pass will automatically be granted early access to the multiplayer portion of the Mass Effect 3 demo. There is no need to enter any other codes, the early access will be applied to the EA Account associated with the Online Pass. Note: BF3 Origin Customers automatically have the BF3 Online Pass.
•This applies to all regions where the demo is released (to be announced)
•The exact date of the demo launch will be announced in late November
•There will be another program whereby players and fans of the Mass Effect franchise can unlock this early access (with no purchase necessary) – this will also be announced in late November or early December.
•There will also be a tool posted on www.masseffect.com allowing players to check if their EA account has been granted the early access.
•The length of the early access period is TBA.
•The single-player section of the demo will be available to all players on day one of the demo launch.

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Generally they do this type of thing to prop up sales for the full game (bf3), however in this instance it will be to try and give more exposure to ME3.
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Awesome.
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Might be cool. But Mass Effect 2 was so just so...bland for me. I feel Mass Effect is the Matrix of video games. I feel obligated to finish the series even though I know it'll be horrible.
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Interesting, I'm getting BF3 regardless so this is kinda nice. After Dragon Age2 I have 0 faith that ME3 will be anything other than a copy&paste job making way for an influx of DLC, but maybe the demo will prove me otherwise.
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Awesome! More Mass Effect, maybe we'll see dat ass Miranda
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Oh god please don't make me have origin for ME3 too. It's bad enough that I can't play BF3 but I couldn't go without ME3.
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Oh god please don't make me have origin for ME3 too. It's bad enough that I can't play BF3 but I couldn't go without ME3.
Your worst nightmare will come true.
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