Bioware has announced it will show off Mass Effect Andromeda at E3 2016.
The last teaser for the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda marked the annual N7 Day celebrations for fans of the Mass Effect franchise in 2015.
Watching the teaser fans of the game will immediately recognize the familiar soothing voice of “FemShep”, the female version of Commander Shepard (Jennifer Hale). “We are travelers, constantly moving forward, and looking back. Alone and as one,” Commander Shepard says in the video.”We have no choice but to try for our insatiable curiosity, for our fear in what should happen if we don’t.”
News and information on the Andromeda game has also already confirmed that Andromeda will be set in a different time and galaxy from the Mass Effect trilogy and the protagonist of the story, Commander Shepard will not appear in the next game. The teaser and Jennifer Hale’s voice feels very much like a passing of the torch and a farewell from Shepard to the player as a new vanguard and explorer in a new galaxy. The speech also supports Bioware’s statement that the Andromeda game has an emphasis on exploration.
At the end of the teaser a new ship appears. Speculation about the time in which Andromeda occurs, has suggested that the ship is an “ark” escaping the destruction of the earth from the reaper invasion in Mass Effect 3 (ME 3).
Spoiler alert! For those that have played through the trilogy they will know the Mass Effect relays were destroyed in ME 3, and along with it, the ability to jump across the universe. The ark ship in the teaser would take a really long time to get anywhere with Mass Effect technology. Hence speculation suggests that Andromeda occurs significantly after the events of ME 3.
Super fans that like to pick apart teasers and trailers for the smallest of clues have also spotted the brief appearance of dog tags inside a cockpit with a name that looks like Ryder. Blink and you might miss it in the teaser.
Let us know what you think of the teaser and what you hope to see in the new game.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to debut on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox one Holiday 2016.