It looks like Mass Effect 3 will be Commander Shepard’s last appearance in the Mass Effect franchise. Michael Gamble, Bioware Producer and Community Manager, told PC Gamer that “After this, Commander Shepard’s story is complete. So while Mass Effect 3 may not be the last time you visit the ME universe, it will definitely be the last time you approach from the perspective of the iconic Commander Shepard. Just to make sure they weren’t misunderstanding Gamble, they asked him if he meant that Commander Shepard “definitely” wouldn’t appear in future games and Gamble answered “Correct”. So there you have it folks, no matter what happens with the Reapers, win or lose, live or die, this will be your last run with good old Shep.
To be clear, it has not been confirmed as to whether Shepard’s death is a given at the end of Mass Effect 3, though we do know that you can mess things up so bad that he can die and the Reapers can be successful.
Stay tuned for more info and Mass Effect 3 is currently scheduled for release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2012.
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