Game Informer: Mass Effect 3 Article (scans, spoilers) [Updated 4/11]

As it turns out, Game Informer is the first magazine to premiere new information about Mass Effect 3. Subscribers are starting to receive their May 2011 issue, featuring Commander Shepard on the cover, and thanks to the Internet, you can see the entire 12-page article online. Check out the hi-res scans, along with a summary of the information that subscribers have gleaned from the feature spread after the break.

List from GameFAQs and NeoGaf and Gaming Everything:

  • Game begins with Shepard on Earth
  • Shepard is on trial in regard to the events of Arrival
  • Reapers invade while the trial is happening
  • Prologue: Shepard’s escape to the Normandy, off to start finding allies, fighting Reaper troops
  • Squadmates include Liara, Ashley/Kaiden, Garrus, James Sanders
  • Screenshot shown of Ashley with her hair down
  • Confirmed appearances (may not be squadmates): Wrex, Mordin, Legion, and Anderson
  • Game will show a “previously on Mass Effect” comic to make decisions if you’re starting from scratch
  • The Illusive Man plays a big role
  • Cerberus is out to kill Shepard
  • Enhanced RPG elements
  • More freedom with character skills
  • Larger skill trees
  • Powers will evolve several times, not just once
  • Weapons are like the ones in Mass Effect 2, have a set list
  • Mods returning, swap out different parts such as barrels, scopes (effect both the weapon’s combat performance and its appearance)
  • All classes can wield all weapons unhindered now
  • There will be limited slots to carry these weapons
  • Soldier can carry all weapons at once
  • Adept, Engineer, and Sentinal will likely be limited to two weapons, three for Vanguard and Infiltrator
  • Numerous endings
  • Who you have in your squad and which allies you recruit greatly impact the endings that are available
  • No multiplayer

HQ Scans

Courtesy of Redditor henno13.


Webcam Shots

Courtesy of Freedan the Eternal at GameFAQs.

You can subscribe to Game Informer magazine through Gamestop for $20 / year, but in order to get the May 2011 issue, you'll have to wait until it hits newsstands.

  • Razorfish

    Added more of those webcam snapshots of the magazine article.

  • Anonymous

    Whadda heck is that thing alongside the husk?

    • Schmidt

      I'm going to guess that it's a krogan husk.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks, now that I see the article, it could very well be a krogan type of husk… if it wasn´t for the 4 eyes, but yeah, it could very well be a krogan husk.

  • Razorfish

    Added scans of the magazine article. These should be sharp enough to be readable.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Schmidt, maybe that thing is another type of Scion, because if you look over his head, you can see something that looks like the pustule-ish thing Scions usually have.

  • Anonymous

    I can´t just stop commenting the images here! If Cerberus wants Shepard dead, are Jacob and Miranda hunting for him too? Guess not, because:

    1: Both approved your decision of wiping out the Collector Base, or get perplexed when you hand it over to Mr. Illusi-Crybaby;

    2: Both stay in the Normandy ´till the end of Arrival (if both survived the Suicide Mission).

    What do you think?

  • Anonymous


    The husks seem to have their mouth skin teared off. And that other cybernetic zombie has, like, a batarian face? Noticed it because of the four eyes I mentioned earlier and because of the nose.

  • Anonymous

    All right, I should stop commenting the photos, bring in Praetorian photos!!

  • dicksack

    it looks like its made from a batarian and a krogan…. i will call it… a BROGAN!!! MWAHAHAHAHA

  • alba

    its more likely a yahg not a krogan

    • Anonymous

      no, it must be made from a steroid-maniac batarian, lol

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