Bioware announces Mass Effect: Andromeda

mass effect andromedaIf you feel like you’ve been waiting years for Mass Effect news, there’s a good reason for that. It has been years. But finally, we’ve got our first good look at the next game in the popular science fiction franchise, Mass Effect: Andromeda. While we still know relatively little about the game, what we have been told (and shown) is very interesting. Read on for the details.

Mass Effect: Andromeda was officially unveiled at the beginning of EA’s E3 presentation. To coincide with the debut, Bioware posted a blog entry elaborating on the game’s introduction. Mass Effect: Andromeda has been in development at Bioware Montreal since before the last piece of Mass Effect 3 DLC was released in early 2013. Check out the trailer below, then I’ll catch you up on the rest of the details.

As was rumored to be the case, Mass Effect: Andromeda takes place a long time and a great distance from the events of the original trilogy. Even though the game is set in another galaxy, we will still play as a human, male or female, of our own design. Interestingly, the N7 soldier depicted in the trailer is not the character we will be playing as. Whoever we wind up playing, Bioware promises that we will have “a new team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight alongside of, and fall in love with.”

Romances confirmed. Oh yes.

While Mass Effect: Andromeda isn’t scheduled for release until the end of 2016, hopefully this marks the beginning of a more open dialogue between Bioware and fans concerning their new game. But let’s be real. It’s probably the last we’ve seen of it until next year. Until then, we’ve got this cool piece of art to scrutinize and drool over.

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Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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