A new Mass Effect: Andromeda Nexus trailer has shown off what will serve as the player’s home-away-from-home in the Andromeda galaxy.
The Nexus will be serving as the central hub of the game, since the Citadel is all the way back in the Milky Way Galaxy, and is thus out of reach.
The Nexus is designed to serve as the governmental and trade hub of the Milky Way races as they settle into Andromeda. Inside it, players can awaken various colonists, undertake quests, and see how things are going with the Andromeda Initiative.
Players will be able to explore the Cultural Information Center that tells Andromeda races about the Milky Way species, the Vortex bar, and the tech lab.
The Mass Effect: Andromeda Nexus trailer goes into detail about everything you can do on the Nexus, along with everything that can happen on it. For instance, if they don’t think you’re doing a fast enough job waking up the quarter of a million cryogenically frozen colonists, the colonists that are awake will start making their grievances heard.
The Nexus is led by three different people: the human Foster Addison, who serves as the station’s Director of Colonial Affairs dealing with the colonization effort’s outposts, Nakmor Kesh, a female krogan who runs the Nexus itself, and Kandros, the turian military leader who runs the militia keeping order and security among the Initiative (and gives you missions).
All of them will be giving Ryder things to do when you visit the station.
If the Nexus isn’t for you, the Mass Effect: Andromeda Nexus trailer also shows off things you can do aboard the Hyperion, the human colonization Ark that you’re pathfinding for.
In it, you can go into the quarters of your father Alec Ryder, and listen to some recordings of his adventures. This even includes a recording that may sound familiar, since it was made by Liara T’Soni, from the original trilogy.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be releasing on March 21 on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.