November 7 may be just another mundane date in the calendar for most people, but for fans of the Mass Effect series, it stands for the celebrated N7 Day. As promised earlier, Bioware will make good on their promise to deliver a new, in-depth look into the upcoming action RPG, Mass Effect: Andromeda. But before they do that, the developer has revealed a short new teaser in an attempt to tantalise fans. The teaser is voiced by Jennifer Hale, who voiced the female version of Commander Shepard from the previous games.
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But before they do that, Bioware has revealed a short new teaser in an attempt to tantalise fans. The teaser is voiced by Jennifer Hale, who voiced the female version of Commander Shepard from the previous games. The lines from the teaser are as follows: “You will say goodbye, and you will look back one last time and know that wherever you go, we will be with you. This is Commander Shepard signing off.”
A week ago on November 1, the official Mass effect account on Twitter had announced the beginning of the Andromeda Initiative alongside a new trailer that set the mood for the event. “This path began a long time ago. A course paved through human history that took us across continents, oceans, and ultimately to the stars,” begins the video which goes on to become a call to prepare for a “future beyond the Milky Way,” to be “among the trailblazers to join the Andromeda Initiative and chart a course for humanity to explore an unknown galaxy.”
Mass Effect: Andromeda is an upcoming third-person perspective title where players will assume the role of the main protagonist, ambiguously named Ryder. The events of the game follow several centuries after the previous three titles, where players will be tasked with exploring the vast Andromeda galaxy to look for new planets for humans to colonise. One of the main attractions of the new game is its expansive open-world setting, which will be powered by EA’s powerful Frostbite 3 engine. Though Mass Effect: Andromeda will feature a completely new set of characters with an equally new setting, it will bring back a lot of gameplay elements from the past games. In the words of EA officials, the new trailer that will be showcased today will “officially open the doors to the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe.”
Upon its release, Mass Effect: Andromeda will be playable on the Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It is currently scheduled for release within the first quarter of 2017.