Ending months of speculation, BioWare announced that they were, indeed, going to release Mass Effect 3, thereby surprising noone. I say it’s a non-surprise because anyone who has followed the games knows that they’ve always been envisioned as a trilogy. Still, it’s a relief to know that it’s a certainty.
Mass Effect 3 doesn’t have a final release date yet, just “Holidays 2011”, so the game could come out anytime in November or December of next year. So consider this a really, really early warning: Opus will be effectively abandoned around this time next year when I attempt to defeat the Reapers yet again.
Related: “Mass Effect 3: What We Want”