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Mass Effect 3 Demo Coming Today to PSN

Jessica Merizan's Avatar + Posted by Jessica Merizan on Feb 14, 2012 // BioWare Community & Social Media Manager

Mass Effect 3 for PS3

Hello everyone! Mass Effect 3’s new demo is launching later today on the PlayStation Network. Voted “Most Anticipated Game of 2012” at the Spike Video Game Awards, Mass Effect 3 plunges you into the boots of Commander Shepard, a decorated marine and war hero, as players lead the charge in an all-out galactic war against a nearly unstoppable foe.

Today marks the arrival of our single-player demo for the PS3, giving you a taste of what to expect when Commander Shepard takes Earth back on March 6th. When you download and play the demo, you’ll see that how you fight the war is entirely up to you. Choose your appearance and pick from a variety of specialized combat classes, each with unique and devastating abilities. As you progress in this war, you’ll choose which abilities to specialize in, which weapons to bring into battle, and which characters will join you in combat.

Mass Effect 3 for PS3

There’s more to this demo, though – starting on February 17th, PS3 owners will be able to play multiplayer for the first time in the Mass Effect universe! As a special bonus, Battlefield 3 owners who have redeemed an online pass on the PlayStation Network will get early access to the multiplayer demo starting today, February 14.

I’d say more, but I’ve got Valentine’s Day plans with Commander Shepard! Check out the demo when the PlayStation Store updates this afternoon.

To keep up with the latest updates on Mass Effect 3, “Like” us on Facebook. After you’ve finished the demo, let us know what you think by tweeting us @masseffect.

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252 Comments   8 Replies

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+ xXTerminator36Xx on February 14th, 2012 at 5:33 pm said:

the psn is updating right now . SONY GET IT UP PLZ


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+ Thee_X_7T on February 14th, 2012 at 5:35 pm said:

FreshRevenge Double Post U O ME A COCA-COLA ZERO! LOL!

JUST JOKING!


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+ Ravenblade1979 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:37 pm said:

i need to ask this but will it be available today to those of us who did get bf3? I only ask this because even on the battlefield blog site it says we bf3 players get to download and play the multiplayer today.


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+ PobattiUSA on February 14th, 2012 at 5:37 pm said:

@150

Is it really, looks the same at my end.


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+ FreshRevenge on February 14th, 2012 at 5:38 pm said:

dang I hope they release it soon, almost 6pm pst?


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+ mikedo2007 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:41 pm said:

Awesome!!! Can’t wait to try out the new demo and I don’t even have the 2nd game on my PS3 (need to get it).


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+ ToXiC_Skiils on February 14th, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

@151

Most likely gonna come out tomorrow. I hate it when sony does this


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+ FreshRevenge on February 14th, 2012 at 5:43 pm said:

umm don’t get the double post coca cola joke, must be a kiddie joke?


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+ DrewDHess on February 14th, 2012 at 5:43 pm said:

I guess its good i have my computer because i see i won’t get to download this till tomorrow for ps3. About 45% downloaded on my PC hope i can action map it with a controller would suck if i have to play it like SWTOR.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 5:45 pm said:

@157, Mouse and keyboard destroy gamepads, especially in games with shooting. Mouse accuracy makes gamepads look like toys. There is a reaso MMO’s and professional gamers dont use gamepads.


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+ uzi_money01 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:46 pm said:

boooo i was looking forward to dling this when i got home from school at 7..

its 8:47 pm in toronto this is some ol’ bullshiz


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+ Thee_X_7T on February 14th, 2012 at 5:48 pm said:

@ FreshRevenge

POST #146

+ Thee_X_7T on February 14th, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, IT”S ALWAYS Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POST #147

+ FreshRevenge on February 14th, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

Microsoft would make money if they sold the rights to the first game, it isn’t like they own the franchise.

(February 14th, 2012 at 5:31 pm said).


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 5:48 pm said:

On another note PSN is the reason the xbox is still ahead of the ps3 in sales, its updates are slow and too intrusive.


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+ yesimasian2 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:50 pm said:

yawn.


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+ javierich0 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:52 pm said:

9 pm and yet again sony fails. god why did i buy a ps3 instead of a 360


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+ PobattiUSA on February 14th, 2012 at 5:52 pm said:

@masseffect just tweeted:

Approximate time for the #MassEffect3 demo is 4-8PM PST.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 5:54 pm said:

Whoever is in charge of PSn is clueless………………… Good thing sony has a lot of good exclusives because if not it would be dead in the water with its online server being so poor.


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+ xDarkOnyx7 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:55 pm said:

Do they realize that 8pm PST is 11pm EST? Basically wednesday by then, how hard is it to update the store at a decent time?


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+ DrewDHess on February 14th, 2012 at 5:57 pm said:

I believe in console loyalty so i won’t buy an xbox. Also i don’t really have to worry about the red rings of death on the ps3.


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+ NEXUSPRIME007 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

I have to agree. It’s nice Microsoft has their updates right in the morning. PSN on the other hand just loves to drag their sorry butts getting the store updated. Everything should be ready and set to go hours before it officially gets posted.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

You dont have to worry about RROD on xbox either that was fixed years ago. Ps3 is better yes, but PSn is really hurting the ps3. Needs improvements bad.


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+ uzi_money01 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

according to bioware, multiplayer is supposed to run from feb. 14 – 17… guess we missed out on a day?


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+ sparksumadizm on February 14th, 2012 at 6:00 pm said:

“Store updates on Tuesday”….for some reason when I see that I expect to be able to look forward to enjoying the updates for the majority of the day. If a game is released on a Tuesday in a physical store, they typically do not set it out at the very last minute or even after business hours. SMH.


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+ evenios on February 14th, 2012 at 6:01 pm said:

they said the thing was supposed to come out today Sony really dropped the ball and one of the most anticipated demos of the year and the PS3 has to get it dead LAST. the PC got it the 360 has it. why cant we get it.

Whatever it better come out tommorow and BEFORE 4pm Cental /pst time cuz i go to church before then. gosh darn it Sony …….


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+ GinaD89 on February 14th, 2012 at 6:02 pm said:

@ xDarkOnyx7, especially considering the ME3 demo IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL. It’s not like they didn’t know it was coming. How hard would it have been to update earlier than usual?


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 6:02 pm said:

@712 – Sony is years behind when it comes to software support and online services for their console. That’s why. Sony’s strength is exclusive games, the software and network ecosystem for the ps3 is poor.


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+ DeathlyHagus on February 14th, 2012 at 6:03 pm said:

I gotta go to sleep soon. I was planning on playing for an hour but i guess that isn’t happening. Thanks, Sony.


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+ CynicalNerd on February 14th, 2012 at 6:04 pm said:

lol how is a few hours of wait time ruining the psn? If you want updates at a set time in the morning like xbox does..then expect to start paying for monthly access to the psn because the only reason xbox does it is because they can devote resources to it because they have the revenue to do so.

1 day isn’t going to kill you guys and if it does…you really need to get your life priorities straight.

oh bee tee dubz…xbox still rrod. even the new ones. Just google reports of it and I can verify that I know someone that it happened to. Just because Microsoft SAYS its fixed it doesn’t mean it is. Checkmate…iWin.


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+ PobattiUSA on February 14th, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

6:00PM and still no update. I bet some of us will be suffering from severe screen-burn from the XMB before we ever get to touch the demo – I’ve been waiting for the last 6 hours lol


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+ ChaoKuang on February 14th, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

Down for maintenance on my end…maybe they’re finally updating…so pissed to find it wasn’t up on PSN since my friend raved about playing it all day on her 360. Gah. I’d DL it on my 360 now but I want the Reckoning stuff, and I have Reckoning on PS3. -.-;


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+ SIapChop on February 14th, 2012 at 6:06 pm said:

1711 MB


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+ PobattiUSA on February 14th, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

ITS UP – search for it!


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+ Krankies on February 14th, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

I just started downloading it a min ago.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

@176 if u think just slow updates is why psn is poor you are living in a cave. The amount of features, streamline interface, unified chat systems, of live and Pc is years ahead of psn. slow updates and frequent firmware is only the tip of the iceberg with PSN.


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+ FreshRevenge on February 14th, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

this is pathetic waiting all day for a demo, what a way to piss off fans!


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 6:08 pm said:

@176 the new xbox’s do not rrod thats total BS. In fact the new xbox failure rate is close to that of the ps3.


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+ DonDoodelino on February 14th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

WHOOOO! ITs THERE! JUST SEARCH FOR IT! :D


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+ FreshRevenge on February 14th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

Hell YAA


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+ Sheep-C-Explorer on February 14th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

Well this is upsetting. Granted I won’t be able to play the demo until Thursday. Oh well.
It’s still pretty hilarious how people say they’re switching to xbox over this. :|


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

Why sony doesn’t update in the mornings is yet another head scratching business decision by the suits. Sony is bleeding money for a reason lol, poor maagement


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+ Milkfists on February 14th, 2012 at 6:11 pm said:

FINALLY!


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+ Gdoggrn69 on February 14th, 2012 at 6:11 pm said:

Don’t you love how this “Jessica” chick stops responding to comments as soon as Sony screws us over?


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 6:12 pm said:

It’s there but why isn’t the store updated with the new releases?


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+ BcK-SILENT_GHOST on February 14th, 2012 at 6:12 pm said:

Just as I’m bout to bust a vein. It comes out. Stop doing this PSN. I have a perfectly good X box 360. One quick trip to gamestop to get a memebrship and goodbye you.


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+ Thee_X_7T on February 14th, 2012 at 6:12 pm said:

U need to Search 4 it, it up now!

1711 MB, 403 MINS Give OR Take!


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+ xXTerminator36Xx on February 14th, 2012 at 6:13 pm said:

FINALLY YAY IM GETTING IT


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 14th, 2012 at 6:13 pm said:

403 mns? Get your internet fixed lol, i just started the DL and i have 40 mins left.


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+ SIapChop on February 14th, 2012 at 6:14 pm said:

@193 403 Minutes!!!! It only took me 9 min :)


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+ FreshRevenge on February 14th, 2012 at 6:14 pm said:

this is going to take awhile to download


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+ nanaki85 on February 14th, 2012 at 6:14 pm said:

Sony’s really busy fixing and adding codes for the Twisted Metal Online.

watch a movie or something, be patient grasshoppers. :)


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