masseffect3gallery530 229x1281 Mass Effect 3 Incoming March 6th 2012

In what may be the most exciting news for me to come out of the Microsoft press conference is the announcement that Mass Effect 3 is launching for the 360, PS3, and PC on March 6th, 2012. Microsoft touted the fact that their version of the game features Kinect voice support. Allowing the gamer to enter commands and select speach options with their voice. A special edition was also announced:

BioWare also unveiled today the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition, a special edition of the game featuring exclusive bonus content and unlockable items* including in-game appearance packs, a Dark Horse Comic Book, a hardcover art book, an exclusive extended soundtrack, exclusive lithograph and an exclusive N7 patch. Designed to delight both new and seasoned fans, the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition also gives instant access to the N7 Arsenal Pack which features four tactical guns exclusive to this special edition. The Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order now at participating retailers for $79.99 in limited quantities.

I know I will be there day 1 to finish out Commander Shepard’s excellent adventure.