Mass Effect 3 tops the list of Game Rant's most anticipated games of 2011 even though we've barely seen anything from it. Modern Warfare 3, the next installment in the intensely successful Call of Duty franchise, isn't even on said list because it still hasn't been announced yet.
Both of these problems are about to change in a matter of weeks. UK magazine PSM3 have been conducting some self-promotion as of late, promising some major features in the April issue of their magazine, including the eagerly anticipated unveiling of Modern Warfare 3 and our first real look into Mass Effect 3.
They're not the only ones taking part however, and we expect a flood of new material from all facets of the media next month for both of these titles. Game Informer also promises the unveiling of a "highly anticipated sequel" and they've only confirmed that it's not Hitman 5 (some speculation points towards Thief 4 though). So, the Game Informer feature could be a third franchise, but we'll focus on MW3 and ME3.
If you've been following the buzz train stemming from Electronic Arts and DICE's recent Battlefield 3 marketing, it's successfully been raising interest and expectations in their franchise, while at the same time downplaying Call of Duty. Many gamers, including us here at Game Rant, have been wondering how long it would take Activision to fire back by releasing something impressive and exciting about their next CoD title and to date, there's been nadda. This changes very soon.
What significant additions will be added to Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer that 1) will make it standout from Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 and 2) will let it offer something different and better than what Battlefield 3 is offering? Will the necessity of having multiple developers rushing to work on the title allow for a complete and issue-free gaming experience?
On the Commander Shepard front, will Mass Effect 3 introduce a legitimate multiplayer feature as wildly rumored a few months ago? Will it be tacked on or could it be a full co-op experience throughout the entire campaign as we would like to see? Let's save the world together, not alone! And please, let's not dumb this RPG down.
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Mass Effect 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will both release Q4 2011 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.