Today, it was announced that the official Mass Effect trailer will launch this Thursday! Also, a 30 minute special will air on the Sci Fi Channel on Tuesday, November 20th. Also announced were the official micro-site on xbox.com, which will keep all the Mass Effect information you can handle in one handy location, as well as the Mass Effect soundtrack! The official press release is below:
Microsoft, Yahoo! and SCI FI Channel celebrate the upcoming release of the holiday's
most anticipated new action role-playing game with two weeks of exclusive special
programming and events
As the Nov. 20 launch date for "Mass Effect" for Xbox 360 draws nigh, the threat of an alien rogue force looms ever closer. To help unlock some of the secrets and mysteries of the vast universe in the highly-anticipated action RPG, Microsoft and Yahoo! will debut the exclusive television trailer for the upcoming game on Thursday, Nov. 8. On Monday, Nov. 12, the SCI FI Channel and Microsoft will continue its countdown for the retail release of "Mass Effect" by premiering the all-new, two-hour extended episode of "Battlestar Galactica: Razor" in select movie theaters. For those lucky enough to attend the Seattle premiere, Jamie Bamber, who plays Apollo in "Battlestar Galactica," and show creator and executive producer Ronald D. Moore will be in attendance.
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the SCI FI Channel will celebrate the launch of "Mass Effect"
with the debut of a 30-minute special entitled "Sci vs. Fi: Mass Effect." Scheduled
to air at 11 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, the special will feature more in-depth
information about the game, exclusive interviews and exciting behind-the scenes
In conjunction with the special, fans are encouraged to go to
http://www.scifi.com/masseffect to find all the show times and sign up for the "Mass
Effect" sweepstakes, starting Nov. 13, for a chance to win the coveted limited
collector's edition of "Mass Effect."
Also fueling anticipation for the game is the new "Mass Effect" micro-site on
Xbox.com, which launched today at http://www.xbox.com/masseffect. The micro-site
offers a wealth of "Mass Effect" content in one convenient portal, including the
latest news and events on the game, as well as screenshots and special promotional
items that no space traveling enthusiast should be without. Music fans will also
find the "Mass Effect" Original Game Soundtrack, now available for presale and at
retailers on Nov. 20.
From the creators of the critically-acclaimed "Star Wars: Knights of the Old
Republic" and "Jade Empire" comes an epic space saga exclusively for the Xbox 360
that spans the entire galaxy. Combining a rich and engaging narrative with intense
sci-fi tactical combat, "Mass Effect" features an immersive and cinematic gameplay
experience rarely seen before in video games.
For additional information on "Mass Effect," please visit
http://masseffect.bioware.com. "Mass Effect" is rated "M" for Mature.