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Another couple of videos and several screenshots were released today showing some new stuff.

First, we have the ME3 Gamestop pre-order incentive: The N7 Warfare Gear package, which includes the Argus Rifle, the Valkyrie Rifle and the N7 Defender Armor --which is like James Vega's armor with an N7 paint job, which I'd guess is nice for fans of James Vega.

Here's the feature video.

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Now, there's some really interesting tidbits nestled in here.

At 0:20, you can see to Shepard's left, there's an asari soldier protected within a shield bubble, or more likely a biotic barrier, judging by the color. There doesn't seem to be an emitter, so perhaps it's a support ability like Halo's drop shield?

0:43 - 0:50 Ah, yes; turian husks. These guys carry actual weapons, whereas the human husks used melee attacks and the Cannibals use shoulder-mounted cannons and so on. Their role looks like it’s going to be that of the general infantry. Now, note their appearance; their crest looks exactly like Saren’s did. No other turian had a fringe like he did. This suggests that it was the direct result of Reaper tampering. Actually, let me rephrase that; these guys look a lot like Saren did period.

0:50 You can see more asari, one manning a stationary turret like the one Shepard used in the Reaper Base trailer from E3. They also appear to be protected by biotic barriers.

0:48 Specifically about an inch to the left of Shepard’s rifle you can see a winged enemy, which will come up later in the video at 1:09 where you can see them more clearly. These appear to be the Harvesters seen in Grunt’s Loyalty Mission, only in husk form. And this shot also reveals the setting of the video, and, if I’m not mistaken, it looks like Thessia, which would explain the asari.

Other shots like at 1:03 show other, unidentified locales. But the 1:03 setting appears to be a listening outpost --or something, judging by the antennas-- on an arid planet.


Next we have the screenshots.

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Ah yes, here we are; Tali. We haven't really seen her since a brief appearance in an E3 video. They appear to have left her suit alone, visually.

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More Tali action.

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A specific view of the Defender Armor.

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Now, don’t be fooled like I was for a second; that figure to the left of Shepard’s forehead is not Zaeed. It’s Vega with an Avenger. The locale appears to be either Korlus or Tuchanka. More likely Tuchanka.

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Like the human husks from ME2, the turian husks appear to come in varying forms. This appears to be the Brute assault form, as seen in the Against All Odds trailer. These guys seem more mechanical than other forms, like the Cannibal. You can see more synthetic pieces in their construction. The locale of this shot might be Palaven, or one of its moons. This guess is based on the turian body to the left of the Brute.

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You know; why is it called “Team Dextro” if Shepard is Levo-Amino?

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Well, it doesn’t appear as if Liara will be getting a helmet. Vega has one, though.

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Garrus and Tali again. It looks like a crashed quarian ship, as evidenced by the prostrate quarian at Tali’s feet.


That’s it for today, folks! There will be a feature of Mass Effect 3’s Kinect capabilities at an upcoming conference, but nothing specific is on the horizon as of yet.
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Writer
I heard from one of the devs on Twitter that the Sentinel will have Lift Grenades as a new ability, which is impressive that they decided to put biotic powers at the command of characters that have no biotic abilities in that way, and that their Tech Armor can stay powered on all the time now, but there are unspecified consequences to doing so.
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danitiwa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Does it bug no one else that they've decided on a femshep and yet they still leave her out of most of the promo material?
That trailer better be phenomenal. :/
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implodinggoat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
For future reference if you want to get the larger size screenshot swap out an "O" for the "P" at the end of the address.

For example

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korblborp Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
that armor looks a little too bulky and awkward... those shoulder projections...
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Fon-Ronsenbutt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
LOL those Turian husks are just... not husks at all XD
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AbnormalJoe Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I wonder... Could I just buy the codes from Gamestop? I just really want the N7 assault rifle... I was an Idiot and Preordered the CE off of Origins... I like the Argus and the Raider, but... I just want to complete my N7 Armory and get the weapon.
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IndigoWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012   Digital Artist
That's a question to ask GameStop. And you could also cancel your Origin preorder, although you should make sure you'd be able to get the N7 Edition from Gamestop. They may not be offering preorders for that anymore.
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AbnormalJoe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
True... but I don't know... I may figure something out.
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AirieFeristo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This.

Just...

Shut up and take my money.
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efleck Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know right?
...Actually I've already given them my money. Now I just sit at home and cry....
:iconcryforeverplz:
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Writer
Exactly. I'm going crazy over here just waiting for March 6th to get here.
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devilsadvocate222289 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Whelp, we win some and lose some. At least the new characters get helmets and armor. X)
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upshdragoon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Moar Tali pics!
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FieryHeaven Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Talikins! I new you would be back on my crew! I missed you baby!
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GalacticGhidorah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
All of that makes me even more excited for Mass Effect 3. As for not wearing helmets, that won't be a problem. I will bring Ashley, Garrus, Tali, and James Vega (any combination of them, of course) to worlds that will require a fully enclosed suit. I suppose something happened to Liara's thought process about wearing a breather mask vs a helmet in a hostile environment between ME 1 and ME 2.

As for the turian husks, that brings up a burning question in my mind: If turians don't normally look the way Saren did, why didn't the turian Councilor say something? All he had to do was look at Saren, and say "Hey, your fringe is completely different. And now that I mentioned that, you have a geth's arm attached to you". Maybe Spectres routinely go through changes in appearance, and the Council expects that.
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GetItOnTheFlo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or he's on the Reapers' side? >.> <.<
It explains his denial of the Reapers more-so than the other councilors... then again I'm probably getting ahead of myself XD.
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GalacticGhidorah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
XD Yeah, probably. I think he probably didn't see anything wrong at first, and then he was so scared of the Reaper threat that he denied the fact that Saren was indoctrinated and looked very strange for a turian
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GetItOnTheFlo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Though this does bring up another question... why was the turian from the beginning of ME1 (I forget his name atm >.>) Not weirded out? Maybe Saren had been allied with the Reapers than we expected...? Or it's just a coincidence that the the husks look that similar to him.
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GalacticGhidorah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
That's right, Nihlus should have been weirded out. I think it's probably a coincidence, or maybe a reference to Saren
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Writer
First, yay, I'm getting a ton of stuff with my pre-order. It might balance out the increased difficulty. Second, Liara doesn't need no stinking helmet. :D She's badass enough as it is.
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JayEcho Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I better get that preorder stuff with my CE edition. Defender looks so good.
Also I noticed at :20, there's an asari behind her holding her hands out. although she isn't emitting biotics, it looks as if she's in control of the bubble.

Another thing that I hope other Tali fans like me noticed.
1.Her chest size looks noticibly larger.
2.DAT ASS:icondatassplz: did too :iconraepfaceplz:
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:iconindigowolfe:
IndigoWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, your eyes deceive you. Tali's assets are the same size as they were in ME2.
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JayEcho Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Idk it maybe the lighting.
(Or lack of)
But i focused intensely comparing the chest size.
She had to have went up at least 1 cup.
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vedrit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Pre-order bonuses from GameStop
But what about pre-ordering from EA? Do we get no love?
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IndigoWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Digital Artist
I believe you get the AT-12 Raider Shotgun.
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vedrit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I took a look on the website, but it doesnt look like we get anything special unless we get CE
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Akuma-Mitsurugi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
walmart? (no choice, had a 50 dollar gift card and it went to that)
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:iconindigowolfe:
IndigoWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Wait... how did you buy a sixty dollar game with a fifty dollar gift card?
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Akuma-Mitsurugi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I put up the fifty and paid the difference out of pocket. I actually got the collectors edition. so the total was like 81 but i'd rather pay 31 bucks instead of all 81.
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JayEcho Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probally paid the rest.
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IndigoWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm not sure.
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PlasticFrogCG Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Yay Tali and Garrus! Boo turning ME into just another fast-paced 3rd person shooter. Where's the RPG I fell in love with in ME1, dammit???
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Writer
Did you forget all they've shown us before about branching skill trees and customizable weapons and armor?
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PlasticFrogCG Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
No, but that doesn't change the fact that ME3 is much more action game than it's predecessors. Look at Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Still has the skill trees and "choices", but I really wouldn't classify it as an RPG.
I'll still be getting ME3 because I still have faith that Bioware can tell a great story, but that doesn't mean I have to like the changes they've made to the game play.
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IndigoWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Digital Artist
As long as it's not being shown specifically, it doesn't exist.

It's like Schrodinger's Videogame.
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Writer
Riiight. I forgot how short people's memories are these days.
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lupodirosso Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student General Artist
dammit tali. I'm a straight woman but im so lesbian for you. D;

DEM HIPS.

THAT VOICE.

uggghhh.

so excited.
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JayEcho Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You maam. have a fellow tali hip worshiper....right here. I posted something. scroll up the journal page and see. then realize what u didnt before.
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BabyDeadpool Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Tali and garrus are back that's all i care about and turian husks! oh boy...
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ChibiiBuizel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As soon as I saw Tali, my body was ready.
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rr1136 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Besides the Turian Brute and dead Turian there is a Reaper in the shot. I'm guessing it's a Turian base on one of Palaven's moons. There also appears to be some text under the N7 logo on Shepard's Defender armor, though it's too small to make out. Overall damn fine trailers on all the pre-order goodies.
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SweetTeaholic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm somewhat sad that Tali's outfit is the same in ME2, but being this is taking place a few weeks/months after the Arrival DLC, it doesn't bother me too much. That and being she needs her suit in order to survive, I don't think she had time to change.
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Tsukahime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahhhhhhhhh Im so excited~! I preordered the collector's edition, do those things come in it too? Hmm.
I wish Tali's outfit changed! What happened?! ; A ; Garrus looks super nice though....so that's okay~♥♥♥
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JayEcho Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe a Alt will come in the CE pack. and maybe DLC too
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Tsukahime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I suppose! That would make sense I guess.. I hope so.
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Writer
Yes, they said via Twitter that those who already pre-ordered will get this new batch, too. Suffice to say, it's gonna be a hell of a night for their servers trying to verify all six million copies of the same pre-order content.
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Tsukahime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh! That's cool then, I can't wait. :3 Yeah, it's probably going to be a little slow for a bit haha.
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CenturyKing Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What I want to know is... When will we get to play the Fricken Beta already???? xDD
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Writer
Hopefully, some time soon. I've taken to following the dev team on Twitter, just have a semi-constant stream of news about it.
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stevemacqwark Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope I can pre-order this game at Gamestop from Ireland and UK regions.
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