BioWare has finally dropped the ball on their latest Mass Effect game with an announcement trailer and a new blog post. The new game has been introduced as Mass Effect: Andromeda and it will be coming to consoles and PC holiday season next year.
"When we wrapped up the original Mass Effect trilogy with Mass Effect 3: Citadel in early 2013, planning and design on Mass Effect: Andromeda was already well underway. We knew we wanted to start with a foundation composed of the best parts of any Mass Effect game: exciting new worlds to discover, great characters, and intense action. At the same time, we clearly wanted to expand the definition of what you should expect from a Mass Effect game."
Whilst previous rumors suggested that the upcoming Mass Effect game could have been a completely different experience, it's clear what BioWare truly meant by that. The same mechanics and features that made the original Mass Effect trilogy so popular are clearly here to stay, but the story in Mass Effect Andromeda will take new turns in the huge Mass Effect universe.
"While we aren't ready to go into too many details just yet, as you saw in the trailer and can tell by the name, this game is very much a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy. You will play a human, male or female, though that's actually not the character you saw in the trailer (more on that later). You'll be exploring an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, and piloting the new and improved Mako you saw. And through it all, you will have a new team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight alongside of, and fall in love with."