EA had a pretty disastrous E3 press conference. It felt even more lame because they started with such a high point, an all new teaser trailer for the new Mass Effect which now has a name. No longer Mass Effect 4, Mass Effect: Andromeda is looking absolutely gorgeous. But don’t jump to interstellar conclusions based on the teaser just yet.
While they couldn’t say much, over on the Bioware Blog there’s a bit of an explanation about what we can expect from Mass Effect: Andromeda.
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.
Hm, so I can’t embrace my dream of playing as a Krogan, but at least there’s a whole new galaxy and we know this is taking place in the green/red/blue future. So that character in the teaser isn’t us – so who is it? Is it the man? I knew it was the man.
I’m far too excited for this game, and the fact that it’s only coming for the holidays next year makes it feel like forever away. Still, there are so many good games to play in the meantime, I’ll just need to distract myself with those. Just knowing that the trailer was built in the game engine, Frostbite, gives me hope that what we see might actually be what we get. C’mon Bioware, don’t let me down!
Oh, and just because I love to watch it, here’s that trailer again.
Last Updated: June 26, 2015