BioWare has announced the release date of the Mass Effect 3 demo. The demo will be available on February 14 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

BioWare stated on their forum that the demo for the game will come with two single player sections. The first section will deal with the opening level of the game where the Reapers attack the Earth. The next will be further in the story where Shepard must seek out an alien race to help him with the war against the Reapers. BioWare states this will be approximately 1 to 2 hours of content.

A multiplayer component will also be available for the demo. The demo will come with two maps: Noveria and Slum. People who were granted early access from activating their Battlefield 3 Online Pass will be able to start playing on February 14. Everyone else will be able to play the multiplayer section on February 17. The multiplayer section of the game will be available until March 5.

Check out the BioWare forum for more information on the demo.