Mass Effect 3 co-op will not feature Commander Shepard
See all those awesome characters at the top? None of them will be available in the Mass Effect 3 co-op. Instead, you are tasked with creating a custom co-op character. Therefore, whether you want to be a Turian, Asari, or even Drell; it will be a unique character, different from the main storyline. Bioware also wishes to assure us that their "priority and focus with Mass Effect 3 has and always will be to deliver a complete and satisfying single player experience."
This new four player co-op mode will be a part of the new Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system. Not only will your "Galactic Readiness" level be affected by the choices made in the main campaign, but it can also be affected by your success in the co-op missions. The multiplayer will not be the only additional component to the Galaxy at War system. It specifically reads in the source:
I wholly expect there to be some sort of iOS game and Facebook game that will also tie into this Galaxy at War business. The idea of making a Krogan named Speedracer has peaked my interest. Keep an eye on the site, as we will be watching this very closely.
i hope they dont copy gear of war multiplayer tho if u know wat i mean.
as long as they dont put any stupid deathmatch mode. if they do they are basically a copy of gears. they already copied the gameplay sort of. i dont want my favorite series to fuck up its final entry to the trilogy.
Well...I guess Bioware thought this one out.
Character customization, eh? Can it wait for a bit...I'm in the middle of calibrating my new Turian.
I'm definitely going to be a Drell. Thane is just too cool
i guess i'll be the only human when ME3 comes out
I really reeeally wanna play as a Dreel....
I'm excited. It'll be great to have something that comes with the original game that can help add some replay value besides a truckload of pricey dlc. I just hope 2 things; 1) That they fix the clunky looking gameplay that they showcased in that Shepherd V. Cerberus trailer, and 2) That the PC version of the game retains at least as much moddability as ME2 has.
If the customization allows to make characters exactly like the orignal ones i.e. Garrus and company, now that would be awesometastic for fans :D
YEAH! Best news of the day.
the idea of creating a custom character sure sounds awesome
My words exactly.
I'm a major ME fan but I won't complain about the co-op until I've actually sat down and tried it for myself and determined it's not worthy. None of this changes my anticipation for the game or pre-order status.