We’ve suspected for some time that Commander Shepard could die in Mass Effect 3, but did you know everyone else can, too? Some Mass Effect 1 and 2 spoilers ahead.
Speaking to BioWare community manager Mike Gamble at gamescom, NowGamer asked if it were possible for Shepard to fail to stop the Reapers, a race of sentient machines, from destroying all biological life throughout the universe.
Gamble said “Yes”. Twice.
BioWare has indicated that Shepard’s success against the Reapers will vary depending on how united the disparate species are – clearly there’s room for epic failure.
In Mass Effect 2, it was possible for Commander Shepard to succeed against the Collectors but die in the process, leaving players to try again or start a fresh save in the third title.
Mass Effect 3 is due in March on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.