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Mass Effect: Andromeda Brings a Mix of Interesting Characters and Storytelling in a New Galaxy

Electronic Arts did not waste a moment beating about the bush and opened their E3 2015 Press Conference with the long-awaited Mass Effect title dubbed Mass Effect: Andromeda.

As reported earlier, Mass Effect: Andromeda allows you to play as a human male or human female character in a galaxy far away called Andromeda, thus the name.

Andromeda is not tied to the original trilogy in any way and introduces new set of characters in an all new setting. You will not find any sign of Commander Shepard and his or her crew since Andromeda takes place long after the events of trilogy.

However, despite the lack of the memorable commander, the upcoming iteration will not be short on new memorable characters entwined in deeply enriched storytelling.

The studio confirmed that they have been working on the game for a few years and will provide fans with interesting new characters to bond with in the upcoming instalment.

Aside from characters, vehicles have always been a high point across all three Mass Effect games – you can’t walk around an entire galaxy now, can you?

Speaking of the vehicles, developers stated that they plan to collaborate with Need for Speed Reboot developers and bring in driving mechanics which are both amazing and fun to play.

However, while voyaging through galaxies, you are sure to come across some hostile experiences and that is where the game’s combat barges in.

Speaking of combat, developers stated that the combat in Andromeda is an absolute focus with Mass Effect 3 serving as a starting point with a mix of ‘really nice role-playing elements.’

Coming to visual fidelity of Andromeda, the shift from Unreal Engine to FrostBite 3.0 is seen as a positive sign and allowed developers to have more flexibility. The developers seem to have high regard for the face-tech shown during E3 NBA demo.

Still whether BioWare will implement the face-scanning tech into Mass Effect franchise remains to be seen!

So there you have it! Be sure to check back as we will keep on digging new information on Mass Effect: Andromeda which is scheduled to arrive in Late 2016 for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: ArsTechnica.