First screen shots of BioWare's Mass Effect 3 are here, thanks to Game Informer, and if there's one thing we can glean from our first look at this year's big sci-fi RPG, this sure as hell is a Mass Effect game.

We're only going to get two screens for now, both of them showing Commander Shepard scrapping with Cerberus forces on the Salarian homeworld. The great space armor and lens flare that you love from the Mass Effect series returns, no doubt, but it appears the game's HUD may be going through some changes—is that Shepard's health displayed Dead Space-style on the back of his armor?

More Mass Effect 3 visual treats at Game Informer...

Exclusive Mass Effect 3 Screens [Game Informer]