BioWare: Mass Effect 3 combat to be “quite different”

By Johnny Cullen, Monday, 16 May 2011 07:56 GMT

Mass Effect 3 producer Casey Hudson has said that combat in Mass Effect 3 will be “quite different” compared to past games in the series.

“It’s quite different, that’s where we’re putting a lot of our fun new special activities, around these new abilities that they have,” Hudson told PC Gamer.

“So we’re giving them heavier melee stuff that they might do, or one of them is able to suck back the health of the enemies you’ve killed around it. So as you’re killing enemies next to it, your squadmates are working on this character, and it’s able to suck in the health.”

Hudson also went into detail on how some fights in the game will play out specifically, such as how a Ceberus enemy will take you on if the mech it controls is destroyed or kill it whilst it controls the mech and bring down both at once.

“One of them is the Atlas that you saw, so it’s the big kind of mech thing. The cool thing about that is obviously once you see it moving, you get more of an idea of what it’s about – it’s a massive, heavy thing that’s got a huge cannon on it,” he said when asked about specific damage on other enemies.

“But it’s piloted by a Cerberus trooper that’s on the inside – you can actually see him in there, and if you concentrate on the little glass shield that he’s behind, if you can take that shield out. Then you can damage the guy that’s in there, and then you kill the guy and the machine’s dead. Or likewise if you kill the machine, then the guy can hop out and you fight him. So there’s some fun stuff in there in terms of fighting a machine that’s actually piloted by a guy.”

Mass Effect 3, which will now come with “wider options” for your love interests, was recently pushed into Q1 2012 by EA. It’ll launch for PS3, 360 and PC.

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