Mass Effect 3 is a Role-playing Game (RPG) / Third-Person Shooter hybrid set in a Science Fiction universe. Mass Effect 3 is the third game in the popular Mass Effect series; and is rumored to be the final installment. In it players continue the adventures of Commander Shepard utilizing extreme character customization which is the hallmark feature of the series. Additional features include: the ability to import decisions from both of the previous games into the new game; ownership/play of previous games not required; customizable weapons; improved mobility and melee combat; many returning characters (if they were not killed off in previous imported games); an improved cover system that allows for more action; compatibility with the Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360 and more. Not everyone will survive. An ancient alien race; known only as Reapers; has launched an all-out invasion leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken; the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation; and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You are Commander Shepard; a character that you can forge in your own image. You determine how events will play out; which planets to explore; and whom to form alliances with as you rally a force to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all. How you wage this war is completely up to you: go into combat with guns blazing or use cover to plan a more tactical assault. Utilize your squad to full effect or take a lone wolf approach. Rain death from a distance or go toe-to-toe with enemies using devastating melee attacks. Mass Effect 3 will react to each decision you make as you play through a truly unique experience of your own creation.