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Mass Effect 3, Far Cry 3 Dated for 2012

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Both Mass Effect 3 and Far Cry 3 were dated for a 2012 release during E3 2011. There's also a fresh batch of Far Cry 3 screens within...

On Monday BioWare and Electronic Arts announced that Mass Effect 3 will arrive at retailers worldwide beginning March 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360 (with Kinect support), PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

According to EA, there will also be made available a Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Edition featuring exclusive bonus content and unlockable items including in-game appearance packs, a Dark Horse Comic Book, a hardcover art book, an exclusive extended soundtrack, exclusive lithograph and an exclusive N7 patch.

"Designed to delight both new and seasoned fans, the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Edition also gives instant access to the N7 Arsenal Pack which features four tactical guns exclusive to this special edition," EA said in a press release. "The Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Edition is available for pre-order now at participating retailers for $79.99 in limited quantities."

EA also stated that the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Edition will be available in a digital format on the PC exclusively through EA's new digital store destination, Origin. Naturally this version will include all-digital bonus content (digital comic, art book etc) but won't require the N7 "patch."

Also announced on Monday was the third installment to the Far Cry franchise, Far Cry 3. Development is led by Ubisoft Montreal with the support of Ubisoft Shanghai and Massive Entertainment. The game is slated to hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC sometime during 2012.

"With Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles they choose to fight to the allies or enemies they make along the way," reads the game's description. "As Jason Brody, players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong."

Little else is known about the shooter for now. However, Ubisoft released a batch of screens for your viewing pleasure until additional details are released either during E3 2011, or later on this year.

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    plznote , June 7, 2011 10:54 PM
    I hope FarCry 3 is more like FarCry than FarCry 2.
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    plznote , June 7, 2011 10:54 PM
    I hope FarCry 3 is more like FarCry than FarCry 2.
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    enewmen , June 8, 2011 1:25 AM
    FC2 is very hard-core. The pace is slow and deliberate (until they spot you!), like in Ghost Recon tactical shooter. FC2 is also an open sandbox style of game play like GTA 3 & 4. It's not about going from very scripted level to level spraying bullets as fast as you can push a button (you can, but won't get far in a realistic way).
    You need to carefully plan your strategy using different environments, guns, vehicles, etc. It takes practice to learn how to be invisible without a nano-suit and play the game correctly. I found this engrossing enough to want to play the game correctly-not arcade style.
    The biggest complaint is fast checkpoint re-spawn time, but fixing the car is also unrealistically fast (both can be slower). Also, why is everyone your enemy if you are working for a faction? FC2 is very immersive with a large & detailed environment (with a bus to help you get around quickly) and a story worth telling. I actually like this style of playing and I hope FC3 is like FC2, but better.
    my 2 cents..

    [edit] Yes, there are some rough edges like the AI could be at times better as nebun said. Hope this gets fixed.
    If you want FC3 to be more like FC1, its been done already - It's called Crysis.
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    nebun , June 8, 2011 1:30 AM
    enewmenFC2 is very hard-core. The pace is slow and deliberate (until they spot you!), like in Ghost Recon tactical shooter. FC2 is also an open sandbox style of game play like GTA 3 & 4. It's not about going from very scripted level to level spraying bullets as fast as you can push a button (you can, but won't get far in a realistic way). You need to carefully plan your strategy using different environments, guns, vehicles, etc. It takes practice to learn how to be invisible without a nano-suit and play the game correctly. I found this engrossing enough to want to play the game correctly-not arcade style.The biggest complaint is fast checkpoint re-spawn time, but fixing the car is also unrealistically fast (both can be slower). FC2 is very immersive with a large & detailed environment (with a bus to help you get around quickly) and a story worth telling. I actually like this style of playing and I hope FC3 is like FC2, but better.my 2 cents..

    really?....fc2 was junk...the ai was very lame
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    skaz , June 8, 2011 2:12 AM
    plznoteI hope FarCry 3 is more like FarCry than FarCry 2.


    My thoughts exactly.

    I'm skeptical though after reading the part where it said it was coming out for the consoles too.
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    Tamz_msc , June 8, 2011 5:42 AM
    Check out the E3 trailer of Far Cry 3, its awesome!
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    xyzionz , June 8, 2011 5:49 AM
    Hope ME3 is not something like DA2.
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    sync_nine , June 8, 2011 5:49 AM
    Bulk of the article was about Mass Effect 3, but none of the comments so far have even mentioned about it lol.
    FC3 FTW
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    henydiah , June 8, 2011 6:42 AM
    and too hope my VGA can play this game , just old Rig
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    The Halo Don , June 8, 2011 7:51 AM
    Yes! This gives me enough time to finish ME and ME2!
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    Spyker2041 , June 8, 2011 8:08 AM
    If anyone has seen the E3 Trailer for Far Cry 3 when you kill someone in the campaogn it displays "+10" on your screen like some fucking RPG game.
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    neiroatopelcc , June 8, 2011 8:18 AM
    Articlewill be available in a digital format on the PC exclusively through EA's new digital store destination, Origin.


    Now if that isn't shooting itself in the foot, I don't know what is.

    The DLC system for ME and DA is horrible at best, but this certainly tops it. If you can't have it on steam, it is not available in my book.
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    neiroatopelcc , June 8, 2011 8:23 AM
    nebunreally?....fc2 was junk...the ai was very lame


    It had its flaws, but it wasn't junk. It's a rather good game. Am still wearing the tshirt that came with it from time to time.

    It has it's shortcommings though, like diamons not even mattering and stuff, but overall it's a nice game. At least when you compare it with stuff like MW2 or halflife episodes (talking singleplayer experience).
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    tavix , June 8, 2011 11:42 AM
    Far Cry 3 better be like the original Far Cry, not the junk FC2 was. First Far Cry was the game of his era!
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    hotsacoman , June 8, 2011 1:56 PM
    sync_nineBulk of the article was about Mass Effect 3, but none of the comments so far have even mentioned about it lol.FC3 FTW


    Ha. That shows you what a lack of appreciation you and others have for quality games.
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    Tamz_msc , June 8, 2011 2:34 PM
    Quote:
    If anyone has seen the E3 Trailer for Far Cry 3 when you kill someone in the campaogn it displays "+10" on your screen like some ******* RPG game.

    Yes, apart from that its looking good so far. Feels like Uncharted 2 in First person.
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    skaz , June 8, 2011 4:11 PM
    hotsacomanHa. That shows you what a lack of appreciation you and others have for quality games.


    Lack of appreciation? Joker you made me smirk. Maybe the comments were lacking at first because coverage for ME3 is everywhere. Look, ME1 and ME2 were good games. And when ME3 comes out it will be another fun game. It will also be prepped and ready to milk the money out of you for the all the short lacking DLC just like other games that do remotely well.



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    Biggins , June 8, 2011 5:40 PM
    enewmenFC2 is very hard-core.

    I wouldn't call FC2 hard-core. It's a little harder than arcade games like the Call of Duty series. FC2 takes more planning. Like picking up a new rifle and ammo from a gun shop before you attack an outpost. You also spend a lot of time looking at your map to figure out what to do next. With COD, your gameplay is very linear and you don't get to pick the next mission or what weapons to use. If you want hard-core, try Arma 2. There is a lot of planning and tactics involved. You also have to memorize a lot of key combinations. Not just W, A, S, D and 2 mouse buttons. I would say Arma 2 is harder than Ghost Recon.
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    makaveli316 , June 8, 2011 6:35 PM
    "The game is slated to hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3"

    enough said....poor pc players, me including. I also have a 360, but playing a FPS on a console it's like playing basketball with no hands.
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    hotsacoman , June 8, 2011 7:43 PM
    skazLack of appreciation? Joker you made me smirk. Maybe the comments were lacking at first because coverage for ME3 is everywhere. Look, ME1 and ME2 were good games. And when ME3 comes out it will be another fun game. It will also be prepped and ready to milk the money out of you for the all the short lacking DLC just like other games that do remotely well.


    Yeah, quite the lack. Which doesn't make me laugh, but cry lol. And the comments weren't lacking because of coverage, but because standards, and consequently, appreciation for games in general have lowered, primarily because of cookie cutter shooters like every COD after 4 and every Cryengine game after Far Cry.
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    fir_ser , June 13, 2011 10:24 AM
    FarCry3 should be an impressive game to play.