The ongoing journey of Commander Shepard will have to wait until next year.
BioWare has confirmed through its official Facebook page that sci-fi epic Mass Effect 3 will launch in the first three months of 2012.
"The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series, ensuring that it exceeds everyone's expectations," says Casey Hudson, executive producer of the franchise, in a statement.
Mass Effect 3 -- originally slated to launch this holiday season -- stars Commander Shepard as the Earth faces an invasion from the Reapers.
The game follows up 2010's Mass Effect 2, one of the year's best games.