Game Informer has learned that BioWare has announced via Facebook and Twitter plans to release a Mass Effect 3 demo in January 2012. The demo will feature content from both the single-player and cooperative multiplayer segments of the game.
In addition, players who purchase a copy of the upcoming Battlefield 3 will be able to gain access to the multiplayer portion of the demo early by redeeming the included Online Pass. The exact release date of the early access demo will be announced in late November.
BioWare also plans to announce other ways to acquire the early demo without a purchase.
Maybe I should scrape some money together... (Update: Or not...)