Publisher Electronic Arts has revealed more information on highly anticipated upcoming action role-playing game, Mass Effect: Andromeda. The trailer was shown during EA’s press conference earlier today.
Several familiar alien species appeared in the video, including what looked like Asari and Krogan characters. Bioware described the game as having “more freedom than we’ve ever given players in a Bioware game” and featuring a brand new cast. The presentation described the main character as being tasked with travelling “millions of years” into the future, waking up in a new galaxy called Andromeda. A ship named Tempest also appeared, and a driving sequence reminiscent of the Mako was shown.
The trailer featured a female protagonist waking up in the ship; a first for a main trailer in the Mass Effect series. Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released in early 2017, delayed from it’s original 2016 release date.
Fans of the series may have discovered that the protagonist of Andromeda will be called Rider. A dog-tag in the N7 Day trailer featured the word “RYDER” or “RIDER.”
It is also speculated the character could be named after Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. This would fit in with the naming of the original trilogy’s protagonist, who was named Shepard after the first American man in space, Alan Shepard.