Bioware has been releasing information about Mass Effect 3 sparingly over the past few weeks, but we’ve gotten a few new details about the game and what to expect in the continuation of the story in the finale of the trilogy. The story in Mass Effect 3 starts off with Commander Shepard on Earth, attending trial for his actions during the Mass Effect 2 “Arrival” DLC. The trial will set the stage for the game, and at some point during it, the Reapers will suddenly begin their invasion of the planet. We saw glimpses of the invasion in the first trailer which led people to believe that Earth would be under attack, and this has been confirmed.
Obviously the game is going to hit home for you if you have played the first two Mass Effect games, and more specifically Mass Effect 2, and it’s available DLC. If you haven’t, Bioware will get you up to speed with another interactive comic similar to the one featured in the PS3 version of Mass Effect 3. Whether you learned first hand in the games or in the comics, you’ll find that the Illusive Man and Cerberus Organization are to return in Mass Effect 2.
The Illusive Man who was a large part of the first game, is the head of the Cerberus Organization, but unlike Mass Effect 2 he will not be on your side. He won’t be rebuilding you cybernetically, nor lending you any of the ships in his fleet. This time, his role in the game will be to take down the Commander. Why this is the case, is unknown, but likely to be revealed early on in Mass Effect 3.