Today on the BioWare Social Network, Community Manager Chris Priestly revealed that Mass Effect 3 will be released within the first three months of 2012. Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series Casey Hudson said, "The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series, ensuring that it exceeds everyone's expectations." Mass Effect 3 was originally slated for release in this year's upcoming calendar 4Q. This announcement comes ahead of today's Electronic Arts latest earnings call after the US market close. Well at least this means SWTOR will be released this year, but now it's looking more like a Christmas release.