Mass Effect 3 Listed on EA Store, Quickly Yanked

BOOM widget 363278 Although we knew it was in the works, it appears that someone at the EA Store was unable to contain their excitement as Mass Effect 3 has appeared on the site earlier today.

Listed for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, Mass Effect 3 will continue the planet-hopping adventures of Commander Shepard and his (or her) ragtag crew of helpful heroes--or maniacal miscreants, depending on your choices.

A brief description of the third adventure from EA's listing can be found after the break. Warning: if you don't want to know anything about the next installment, you should avoid the description.

No release information was added to the listing. The appearance of the game on the site--with platforms and price revealed--is perhaps placeholder data, but it's heavily rumored that this is the game BioWare is set to reveal during the 2010 Spike VGAs. It is also rumored to include multiplayer.

The listing offered the following summary for the adventure (warning, could contain spoilers):

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.

Since this post was put in our editorial hopper, ready to go live, EA has pulled the listing. Thankfully, we've captured a screenshot of the PC version's game page. Now, the above link redirects to a page with a game title listed as: TBD (to be determined). We're determined to play some more Mass Effect, so EA might as well just hurry up and tell us it's already happening. They've already been talking about it anyway, you know.

[Thanks for the tip, Jeff]