Update 2/21/12: Trailer has been replaced with the full, 3-minute cinematic version.
The latest (and last?) Mass Effect 3 trailer should come with a warning that reads, “Do not drink caffeine before watching.” Because you won’t need any after you see it. Take a minute and a half out of your day and watch it, right here and now. You won’t be sorry.
In Mass Effect 3, the grand finale of the celebrated RPG/FPS hybrid, you’re charged with defending Earth from a ruthless invasion force that has already nearly decimated it. It’s also noteworthy because ME3 is adding multiplayer to the franchise for the first time. Here’s the official plot description:
Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.
An extended cut of this trailer — which debuted on television last night during AMC’s The Walking Dead — is expected to be posted online tomorrow.