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New Mass Effect 3 character revealed

New Mass Effect 3 character revealed

James Vega, formerly known as James Sanders, is a new character for Mass Effect 3.

Bioware and Electronic Arts have revealed a new character who will appear in upcoming RPG sequel, Mass Effect 3. James Vega will be a recuitable human male character who can join Shephard's squad in the fight against the Reapers.

Vega, who was formerly known as James Sanders, was revealed on Twitter by Bioware's Casey Hudson and Preston Watamaniuk.

Vega is described as having a bodybuilder's physique and being a character who focuses more on function and survivability than form firepower. Bioware has designed him to be a defensive soldier, able to soak up a lot of damage thanks to his head-to-toe black armour.

'We have fun with our ensemble casts: chars are designed to be loved by some players but not all.' said Hudson, in reaction to a mixed fan reaction.

The change of surname from Sanders to Vega likely ruins speculation that James was to be attached to the main character of the Mass Effect novels, Kahlee Sanders.

Mass Effect 3 is currently set for release on March 6th, 2012. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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raxonb 18th July 2011, 11:09 Quote
Thats a lot of armour to get off if Shepard wants a piece of that ass!!!
Xir 18th July 2011, 11:10 Quote
Does anyone really care about the NPC's?
I mean, apart from the ones you can S*** err perform "Love Interest" on?
Adnoctum 18th July 2011, 11:10 Quote
If it wasn't for this important piece of news, one that is obviously crucial for the Mass Effect story arc, my excitement level for Mass Effect 3 might have dropped below girly squealing and panty wetting.

I'd better lie down before I faint.
Zinfandel 18th July 2011, 11:12 Quote
I'm only 12 hours in to ME1! WHAT HAPPENS TO SHEPARD?! (don't tell me lalalalalal I'm not listening).
Sheiken 18th July 2011, 11:35 Quote
....James Vega will be a recRuitable human male character.... ;)

Am I the only one who is dissapointed that he isnt named Vincent Vega?




Royale with cheese(cake)
greypilgers 18th July 2011, 12:21 Quote
He looks tubby to me... Shephard would KICK. HIS. AR$E.
Give me Grunt over this 'Las Vegas Elvis' anyday...
;)
chelseascum 18th July 2011, 12:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheiken
....James Vega will be a recRuitable human male character.... ;)

Am I the only one who is dissapointed that he isnt named Vincent Vega?




Royale with cheese(cake)

Yes, you are. You wouldn't want him to get shot dead coming out of the head on the Normandy, would you?
tad2008 18th July 2011, 12:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by greypilgers
He looks tubby to me... Shephard would KICK. HIS. AR$E.
Give me Grunt over this 'Las Vegas Elvis' anyday...
;)

+1

Agree 100%, he also looks to be only 4 foot tall, lol, perhaps he's to be the 1st dwarf in ME :P
greypilgers 18th July 2011, 12:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by tad2008
+1

Agree 100%, he also looks to be only 4 foot tall, lol, perhaps he's to be the 1st dwarf in ME :P

Agh! Gimli would tear his beard out in shame!

:D
Kiytan 18th July 2011, 13:49 Quote
With the ability to have a renegade shep, grunt, Jack and Zaeed I think we're full up of "badass"
PingCrosby 18th July 2011, 13:57 Quote
Pfffffffft Garcia Hotspur would kick his pants in.
Deadpunkdave 18th July 2011, 13:58 Quote
I'm worried that this could start a trend of games featuring muscular future-marines in combat armour.
jcb121 18th July 2011, 14:45 Quote
mass effect 2 told me more about my life then any other game.

I didn't know you could do the nasty with some of the characters, It didn't come up in the game at all and I chose answers honest to my heart.

I'm such a Gent.

Bring on ME3 :)
SMIFFYDUDE 18th July 2011, 15:38 Quote
Was expecting Mr Slave from south park.
Bauul 18th July 2011, 17:20 Quote
He looks like a fat Lister from Red Dwarf.

Now THAT's an ME NPC roster I'd like to see.
greypilgers 18th July 2011, 19:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
He looks like a fat Lister from Red Dwarf.

Now THAT's an ME NPC roster I'd like to see.

I'd love to see Cat do his dancing in the flight hanger with a huge ai robot thingy...

or something...

Coat. Get....
Star*Dagger 18th July 2011, 20:07 Quote
He got married, and took his husbands name, simple explanation.

-.
Darkefire 18th July 2011, 21:18 Quote
There's only one thing I definitively want out of ME3, and that's to have Wrex back in my party. I miss tearing **** up with my rampaging biotic tank buddy.
The Hooded Claw 18th July 2011, 21:45 Quote
More like Johnny Vegas - look at the size of the biffer.

Now if Monkey was a NPC...
greypilgers 18th July 2011, 22:12 Quote
There's definitely something wrong with a 'human' being cast as a tank-like character... That's what the Krogan were for, right??? At the risk of sounding all 'Morbo The Magnificent', humans are weaklings and cannot compare to the awesome might of the Krogan...
Ayrto 19th July 2011, 04:05 Quote
Looks like someone out of an 80s pop video.
Fizzban 20th July 2011, 14:27 Quote
So long as most of the previous 2 teams are available I don't care who, or what, new characters they add. More choice is always welcome.
Tangster 20th July 2011, 22:33 Quote
I'll probably still play though with Garrus, Tali, Mordin and Grunt(although I'll also use Kasumi if she's still around.
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