Mass Effect: Andromeda is a separate story from the original trilogy but it is, of course, the same lore and universe. Years have passed since the events of Mass Effect 3 and BioWare doesn’t intend to make a direct reference or explanation within Andromeda to bridge the game between the two.
So what are they planning to do?
Well, EA, BioWare and Titan Books have joined hands to publish a Mass Effect novel that will complete the job. This novel will bridge the gap between the original trilogy and Andromeda.
This will be a four part series with the first novel release in August 2016.
Titan will publish four unmissable Mass Effect novels, sure to appeal to the game’s huge number of fans. The game
Mass Effect has won numerous awards, including Best Story, Best Voice Acting, Best Original Music and, from The
New York Times, Game of the Year.
The novels will act as prequel and sequels to the events in the games and will become part of the overarching
Mass Effect saga. They will focus on key characters and answer the many questions fans have been asking
Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to feature a completely new set of characters, enemies, worlds to explore and many gameplay changes and improvements. The series is taking a different direction with the new Mass Effect game.
Andromeda was last seen at EA PLAY in bits and pieces but whatever we saw looked spectacular. The brief gameplay shown during EA PLAY was running in-game. We are still waiting for a proper gameplay reveal which is expected later this year.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game is set to release early year but I guess Titan Books didn’t get the memo, they have mentioned a 2016 release for Andromeda.