A listing for Mass Effect 3 popped up on the EA online store today, and a plot description describes a fight to take back planet Earth.
The listing for the PC version of the game was spotted by gaming blog Destructoid today. The official summary on EA's store states:
Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.
The listing is for the PC version of the game
We contacted EA for comment, but have not heard back. In the interim, the listing for the game was taken down.
We've been expecting new Mass Effect games of some sort since earlier this year, when EA execs began promising something big from the series in 2011. Last month, a mysterious trailer for an upcoming BioWare game promised a revelation of a new game, expected to be in the Mass Effect universe at this weekend's Video Game Awards on Spike TV. We reported that the game would be a multiplayer Mass Effect spin-off. The listing spotted today suggests that we were in error and that ME3 is coming next.