Bioware has released details on the Mass Effect 3 Demo, including the release date of February 14th (Valentine’s Day, how could you not love that?). Unlike Mass Effect 2, the demo will be out prior to the game’s release and allow you to try many of the game’s features and all platforms are supported.
Excerpt from the Q&A on the official BioWare Forum’s post:
Today we are very pleased to announce the release date for the upcoming Mass Effect 3 Single Player and Multiplayer demo. Please check out the FAQ below for details on when it will be available and information you need to know.
When is the demo for Mass Effect 3 being released?
The demo for Mass Effect 3 will be released on February 14, 2012. Timing may vary by platform and geographic region.
What platforms will the demo be on?
The demo will be on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC platforms.
What content will be included in the Mass Effect 3 demo?
There are two sections in the Mass Effect 3 demo, both included as part of a single download: The single player section includes 2 areas: the opening level featuring the Reaper attack on Earth, and a level further into the game where Shepard travels to an alien home world to seek their assistance in the war effort. This will be approximately 1 to 2 hours of content.The co-op multiplayer section includes 2 maps: Slum and Noveria. This section will be open to players who have qualified for the early multiplayer access as of Feb 14, and will then open up to all players on Feb 17.
There’s plenty of other useful information such as Minimum and Recommended Specs for the PC demo, languages, Kinect, co-op, and class availability
Full Q&A from Bioware at: http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/324/index/9006820/1