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Mass Effect 3 will be 'better with Kinect'

Mass Effect 3 will be 'better with Kinect'

An image which appeared on the EA Store shows Mass Effect 3 box art with Kinect logos.

An image of the Xbox 360 box art which briefly appeared on Electronic Arts' EA Store indicates that Bioware's upcoming space-based RPG will feature Kinect support.

The image in question appeared for only a short time on EA's online store, but was spotted by NeoGAF forum members before it was taken down.

While the forum-based nature of the discovery may lead some to scepticism, it's worth pointing out that the image remains on EA's servers.

The image shows Commander Shepherd striding towards the player, with Earth under attack in the background. Above the main title a Kinect-purple strip shows an image of Microsoft's latest Xbox 360 controller and reads 'Better with Kinect Sensor'.

There's no confirmation or comment from Electronic Arts at the moment, but it would appear to tie into Microsoft's plans to feature the Kinect controller in more hardcore games in the future.

Mass Effect 3 is currently set for a early 2012 release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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coolius 2nd June 2011, 11:24 Quote
I really hope this isn't the reason for the delay!
pimlicosound 2nd June 2011, 11:30 Quote
I can see how using gestures to activate different powers and abilities might be good. Not sure what else they might use it for. Sex scenes, perhaps?
suenstar 2nd June 2011, 11:37 Quote
It might be interesting to play on the Kinect, but I wouldn't say better.
There would probably be many times in large fire-fights where the gestures wouldn't be picked up properly and you'd fail to do the attacks you intended on.
bowman 2nd June 2011, 11:41 Quote
Someone else said 'face capture' for character creation. Sounds more logical.
DragunovHUN 2nd June 2011, 11:52 Quote
I know exactly what this will be used for.
Remember how you could "activate" dance floors in the frist two games?
Yep... dancing minigame.... EVERYBODY DO THE SHEPARD!
Fizzban 2nd June 2011, 11:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by coolius
I really hope this isn't the reason for the delay!

This!
vdbswong 2nd June 2011, 12:03 Quote
I read that headline and instantly "oh ****, they've cocked this up".
Tangster 2nd June 2011, 12:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by DragunovHUN
I know exactly what this will be used for.
Remember how you could "activate" dance floors in the frist two games?
Yep... dancing minigame.... EVERYBODY DO THE SHEPARD!

I heard the PC version comes with a dance mat. :)
DwarfKiller 2nd June 2011, 12:13 Quote
It could be useful in combination with a controller, it could even be done well.
Sadly, I see neither happening. Less inclined to finish the 2nd as well.
CardJoe 2nd June 2011, 12:24 Quote
I'm hoping: The Normandy's UI.
Mentai 2nd June 2011, 13:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by bowman
Someone else said 'face capture' for character creation. Sounds more logical.

Yeah that's what I thought. That would be ok although I like default shepherd.

@CardJoe

I dunno, I mean wouldn't you have to put down the controller to use the ship UI? Seems like a hassle to me.
bob_lewis 2nd June 2011, 13:53 Quote
Death to the heretics!

Thank **** we got games like The Witcher 2.
Bauul 2nd June 2011, 14:05 Quote
It's used for physically moving about in the xBox version.

I.e., if you want to leave a room in the game, you have to leave the room in real life.
sotu1 2nd June 2011, 16:34 Quote
Likely just a default stock banner? Don't all Kinect enabled games say that?
Mik3yB @ CCL 2nd June 2011, 17:13 Quote
The fact that it will be optional means it shouldn't affect the main gameplay...

....but if it turns out to be any good (unlikely!!) and improves the gameplay then it will be a bonus for us Kinect owners.
snootyjim 2nd June 2011, 20:37 Quote
No it won't
Zurechial 2nd June 2011, 21:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bauul
It's used for physically moving about in the xBox version.

I.e., if you want to leave a room in the game, you have to leave the room in real life.

:)
Damn you, I snorted at that.
Professor Chaox 2nd June 2011, 22:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowman
Someone else said 'face capture' for character creation. Sounds more logical.

That was my first thought as soon as I saw the banner. I wouldn't have thought it would be anything too creative with it being fully multi plat now.
maximus09 2nd June 2011, 23:50 Quote
don't tell me this is what the meant by reaching a wider market :S
Bindibadgi 3rd June 2011, 04:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by suenstar
I can see how using gestures to activate different powers and abilities might be good. Not sure what else they might use it for. Sex scenes, perhaps?

Mass Erect, with Kinect!
XXAOSICXX 3rd June 2011, 07:51 Quote
I guess my hopes of ME3 not being a console ported abortion, like ME2 was, have now been extinguished :(
xaser04 3rd June 2011, 09:03 Quote
Title should read:

Mass Effect 3 will be 'better on PC'

:p
pimlicosound 3rd June 2011, 11:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Quote:
Originally Posted by suenstar
I can see how using gestures to activate different powers and abilities might be good. Not sure what else they might use it for. Sex scenes, perhaps?

Mass Erect, with Kinect!

Not sure what's going on with the quote system, but I believe I wrote that, not suenstar who posted after me. Weird.
Bindibadgi 3rd June 2011, 16:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by pimlicosound
Not sure what's going on with the quote system, but I believe I wrote that, not suenstar who posted after me. Weird.

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