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Mass Effect 3 a simultaneous release

PS3 owners won't have to wait.

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All three versions of Mass Effect 3 will launch simultaneously next Christmas, EA has confirmed.

The PlayStation 3 version will launch alongside the PC and Xbox 360 versions, EA told IGN.

The news comes after three years of console exclusivity on Xbox 360.

The first Mass Effect remains an Xbox 360 console exclusive. Mass Effect 2 was released on the Xbox 360 in January. PS3 owners will get it next month.

Mass Effect 3 was formally revealed at the Spike Video Game Awards in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Its teaser video, which you can see below, shows a war torn London ravaged by aliens. An English-accented voice over reveals Earth is under attack. A sniper shoots from inside Big Ben. Male Commander Shepard is seen viewing the destruction from space. Boom.

Mass Effect 3 was confirmed as a PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release ahead of its reveal by none other than publisher EA – on the EA Store.

The listing included a descriptive blurb that read: "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."

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