It’s looking increasingly likely that the big BioWare reveal this weekend might just be Mass Effect 3 after all. That is, of course, if a listing for the game over at the EA Store is any indication. The listing has since been replaced with a simple “TBD” (presumably until the proper reveal is made tomorrow), however Joystiq snagged a screen grab of the original post.
In addition to revealing the game will release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC for $59.95, the listing also happened to included the following summation of the game’s plot:
“Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.”
I definitely dig the idea of returning to Earth to find it under siege, but I’m a little bummed all of this build up and hype appears to be for a game we’ve known was in development forever. BioWare could be planning to announce two new games tomorrow, but that might be asking too much.
Then again, the past few weeks worth of teases have been pointing to a multiplayer-focused Mass Effect spin-off that doesn't feature Commander Shepard, so maybe a duel reveal isn't so farfetched after all. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait much longer to find out.