Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer

Sorry folks, there will be no death-match option, just some co-op. Though don’t get too excited, the 4-player co-op that Bioware has just announced will take place outside of the single-player story line… though it will affect it to some degree:

Join your friends in the all-out galactic war to take Earth back. The universe of Mass Effect expands with the addition of new co-op multiplayer missions, playable over Xbox Live, PSN and PC internet. Players can choose from a variety of classes and races, form an elite Special Forces squad, and combine their weapons, powers and abilities to devastating effect as they fight together to liberate key territories from enemy control. Success in multi-player will have a direct impact on the outcome of the single player campaign, giving players an alternative method of achieving ultimate victory against the greatest threat mankind – and the entire galaxy – has ever faced.

This ties in to their new “Galaxy at War” concept which is an add-on or “secondary option” to complete your fight against the giant squids, though personally, I’d much rather have it as a pop-in mechanic for the single-player storyline.