But if you're planning on picking up Battlefield 3 — you know, because Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield are totally comparable series — then you'll get early access to Mass Effect's hotly anticipated multiplayer mode some time in January.

Thankfully the demo will not just include hands-on time with the multiplayer, but a snippet of the campaign too. Though it sounds like that will launch separately via the PlayStation Store at some point.

If you care enough to dissect this information then visit the official Bioware forums for more direction.