It’s going to be tough for BioWare to find a dedicated audience for its Mass Effect 3 multiplayer.

We say this because its fan base is, thus far, used to the exploits of Shepard et al occurring within a single player experience and so might not appreciate the move to the online environment.

There’s also the fact that there are a huge array of alternatives should the balance not be spot on, whether your taste is for Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3 action, or Star Wars: The Old Republic style exploration and levelling up.

What we’ve seen so far does however look like more that a cursory venture on the part of BioWare and this latest trailer is of the blood and thunder variety: