PR stunt it might be, but at least it’s an original one, as the ‘Mass Effect 3 Petition’ asks the UK Government to release all information held about UFOs and extra-terrestrials.

Apparently there have been 609 unexplained UFO sightings in the UK since 1961, so the petition will serve to lobby the government and call for a public enquiry, asking for files held about visitors from other planets to be revealed.

Fans of the game can sign the online petition at http://www.petition.masseffect.com

Rather less esoteric is the news that Mass Effect 3 is a mere two weeks away and happens to be shaping up rather nicely indeed as the latest multiplayer trailer demonstrates.