Mass Effect 3 demo arrives February 14

A demo for BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 is going to hit the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next month. It’ll be bringing a slice of both the single-player and multiplayer modes, and it will also feature voice recognition for those who insist on using the Kinect. 

“The extensive demo will allow players to experience the all-out galactic war against an ancient alien race known as the Reapers from multiple fronts, including the mind-blowing opening attack on Earth that kicks off the single-player campaign,” boasts EA. “Players will go deeper into the campaign and also get a taste of the franchise’s new co-operative multiplayer mode as they preview the epic story, adrenaline-pumping action and deep customization options that lie ahead when Mass Effect 3 launches on March 6, 2012.”

The single-player demo arrives February 14. The co-op side of the demo will launch February 17, unless players have activated an online pass for Battlefield 3, in which case they get “early access” on February 14.

Oh, EA!

Jim Sterling