This is kind of neat. We learned yesterday that the demo for 38 Studios' Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is coming to Xbox Live on January 17 in advance of its February 7 release. There will also be a Mass Effect 3 demo coming before Reckoning's release. Now Electronic Arts confirms that playing either one will unlock content in the other game.
The Reckoning demo will include a gameplay tutorial and a timed 45-minute jaunt through a section of the game's open world. Players will also be given the opportunity to create and customize a character. There's no release timeframe given for the ME3 demo, beyond the press release noting that, by playing it, "fans will unlock... items for Reckoning when the game launches on February 7," which suggests that said demo will arrive BEFORE the release date.
Check out the details for all of this unlockable content after the jump.
Polishing off the Reckoning demo and watching the trailer that plays at the end will unlock the following items in Mass Effect 3:
- Reckoner Knight Armor: This armor will maximize damage done in close-quarters combat while a beefed–up power cell feeds energy into weapon systems to increase projectile velocity.
- The Chakram Launcher: This weapon uses a fabricator to manufacture lightweight, explosive ammunition discs.
Install and play the Mass Effect 3 demo to unlock the following items in Reckoning:
- N7 Armor: Players can unlock special armor inspired by Commander Shepard’s iconic N7 battle armor including Helm, Cuirass, Gauntlets, Chausses and Greaves.
- Onmiblade Daggers: A holographic blade stemming from Commander Shepard’s Omni-Tool, the Omni-blade allows players to stab enemies in close combat.
As if that wasn't enough, be sure to tune into X-Play and G4tv.com on January 17 for some exclusive cross-promotional, genre-bending gameplay of the ME3 armor in action in Reckoning.