Electronic Arts has confirmed that playing the Mass Effect 3 demo will unlock content for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and vice versa! What does this mean? Playing either one will unlock you special content in the other game. We’re seeing more and more of these kinds of promotions come up and it’s refreshing that it doesn’t require gamers to purchase a particular game just to get the content they desire.
The sheer difference in universe is what makes this cross-promotion so enticing and Curt Schilling, Founder of 38 Studios, seems to agree, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver this massive one-two punch with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3. We wanted to provide fans of the Mass Effect franchise with a unique set of rewards for diving into the expansive universe of Reckoning.” After finishing up the Mass Effect 3 demo, you will automatically unlock the following items for Kingdoms’:
- N7 Armor: Players can unlock special armor inspired by Commander Shepard’s iconic N7 battle armor including Helm, Cuirass, Gauntlets, Chausses and Greaves.
- Onmiblade Daggers: A holographic blade stemming from Commander Shepard’s Omni-Tool, the Omni-blade allows players to stab enemies in close combat.
While we still don’t know when the Mass Effect 3 demo will drop, it is safe to say that it is quite possible that it could be released before launch since the demo for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning hits Xbox Live on January 17 and later launches February 7 so it’s all speculation for now. Players that install and play the Kingdoms’ demo will unlock these following items:
- Reckoner Knight Armor: This armor will maximize damage done in close-quarters combat while a beefed–up power cell feeds energy into weapon systems to increase projectile velocity.
- The Chakram Launcher: This weapon uses a fabricator to manufacture lightweight, explosive ammunition discs.
This cross-promotion will add a tinge of the Mass Effect universe to the mystical and fantasy world of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, all impeccably designed by artist Todd McFarlane.