Prepare To Kick Reaper Butt With A Buddy In Mass Effect 3.

That said, we're still not totally hot on Bioware's decision to include multiplayer into its premier sci-fi RPG.

There's a look at the controversial component after the jump, complete with a video interview featuring producer Casey Hudson and lots of over-produced cinematic frills. Bioware's big business these days apparently.

As alluded to earlier, EA's confirmed that Mass Effect 3 will ship with an online pass included inside all new copies of the game. Said pass will need to be redeemed in order to unlock Mass Effect 3's Galaxy At War feature. If you're picking the game up used, you'll need to stump up the cash required to purchase a new online pass. These typically cost $9.99.