Mass Effect 3 demo date set for Valentine's day

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How many reporters has your significant other punched in their lifetime? How many potentially dangerous insect races have they saved? How many intergalactic councils have they cut off, mid-speech? NONE, exactly. That's why you might want to spend Valentine's Day this year having a fling with Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect 3 demo instead. Expect to gain lots of Renegade points if you do, though.

The "expansive" trial will "allow players to experience the all-out galactic war against an ancient alien race known as the Reapers from multiple fronts," which suggests it'll probably include an extra chunk from several hours into the game, a la the Mass Effect 2 demo. The ME2 demo also gave us a bundle of free upgrade points to play with, which was a great way to try out some of the advanced abilities out of reach at the start of the game. The trial will also include a limited version of the new co-op survival mode.

The Mass Effect 3 demo won't bring you true love on February 14, but it will unlock extra armour pieces in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning , which is almost as good. The full game will be released across the milky way on March 6.