Mass Effect 3 is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2012 and Electronic Arts just announced that a demo for Mass Effect 3 will be available beginning February 14, 2012 on Xbox Live. The demo will also be one of the first pre-launch demos to support full voice recognition functionality with Kinect. The full game of Mass Effect 3 will launch March 6, 2012.

The demo was announced via Twitter by the official Bioware account.  When asked by a follower whether or not a demo was in the cards, @Bioware responded ” Yes! We are absolutely doing a demo prior to launch.  More info soon!”

This past week at CES 2012, Bioware showed off Mass Effect 3 on the Xbox 360 using Kinect. The integration of voice commands using Kinect gives player a big advantage of the game on PC and PS3.

So here’s how it works.  There are various sets of commands you can say when you’re in the middle of a game, divided into categories.  Some are directed at Shepard, depending whether they’re exploration commands, combat commands or soldier class abilities.  Others will require you to call for your teammates to do something, requiring you to say their name and then the action you want them to perform.

We are excited to be able to give gamers an expansive demo that will put them right on the front lines of this all-out galactic war”, said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series. The entire scale of the game is bigger than anything we’ve ever done. With its intense action, deep customization and raw emotional power, Mass Effect 3 will deliver a spectacular action RPG experience to fans of the series and newcomers alike.