ME3 Outed, Takes Place/Involves Earth?

The EA store has confirmed what I’m sure we all already know: ME3 exists, and we know this because they accidentally put up a listing for the game up in their store (and took it back down right away, but we have screenshots thanks to Joystiq.) Of particular note would be the description, which reads as follows:

“Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.”

Earth is burning? Could ME3 see is finally visiting Earth? I would assume, if Earth is involved, this guarantees that the Illusive Man is involved…Earth is the keystone for humanity, no?

I will also note that it’s too bad they already used the ‘impossible mission against impossible odds’ trophe in 2, though it’s interesting that they say it’s a final mission….logistically, 3 marks the end of the series but do we have control over whether or not Shepard survives the mission?

Questions! We will probably know more once the VGAs roll around, because I’m going to bet that this is the title they unveil. This would explain why the gun held by the man in the screenshot we’ve all seen looks like a ME sniper rifle: it’s in the ME universe.