After dropping a bunch of scavenger hunt style clues and signs, Electronic Arts and Bioware have made it official: Sci-fi RPG Mass Effect 3 was officially announced moments ago at the VGA awards, and a breathtaking, but short trailer was shown off to highlight the awesome-osity to come. ME 3 will be released around the 2011 Holiday.
EA has long envisioned Mass Effect as a trilogy, so the release isn't exactly a surprise, but, judging from the trailer, it looks like at least some of ME 3 will take place on Earth with a new enemy.. We completely didn't see that coming.
Although EA hasn't confirmed it, we can only assume that the third game in the Mass Effect trilogy will use players' save data from the previous titles to shape the universe of Commander Shepard.
Sadly, we'll all have to put on our waiting hats: Mass Effect 3 isn't scheduled to come out until Holiday 2011.