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Mass Effect: Andromeda Out On March 21st In North America, 23rd In Europe [Updated]

Now with the latest trailer from CES.

Update: Bioware followed up their release date announcement with a short but detailed look at some more of the gameplay at the heart of Mass Effect: Andromeda. In particular, there’s a chance to see the character levelling and class customisation in action, and how that can come to affect the game’s combat, as you butt up against not-so-friendly aliens and constructs in the journey.

The original post follows:

The Andromeda galaxy will soon be ours to explore, as EA have announced today that Mass Effect: Andromeda is to release in North America on March 21st and Europe on March 23rd.

Though it’s hurtling towards us at around 110km every second, crashing into and potentially obliterating the Milky Way in around 4 billion years time, mankind and the other races of the Mass Effect series simply couldn’t wait that long, and decided that they’d fly there and explore for themselves.

Leaving behind the characters and many of the stories from the original trilogy, there will be new characters – the lead is a Pathfinder and son or daughter to Alec Ryder – new planets, new species and new gameplay ideas, like being able to jump and the return of the Mako with which to explore the open world environments.

The game is going to be featured in tonight’s Nvidia presentation from CES, with more details and footage from ok new planets. We’ll add those here as and when they appear.

Source: press release, Bioware

  1. Deezoned
    Since: Jul 2009

    Simply awesome, now speed up time please!

    Comment posted on 04/01/2017 at 18:41.
  2. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    One of the big hitters on my 2017 hotlist!

    Comment posted on 04/01/2017 at 18:54.
  3. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Looking forward to the details, Andromeda sounds like just the ticket to wipe away those horrid memories of ME3.

    Comment posted on 04/01/2017 at 19:35.
  4. Andrewww
    Since: Jan 2010

    Very good, looking forward to playing it, although that might not be right when it’s released – as my backlog is really bad now, and got worse with the January sale and all..

    Comment posted on 04/01/2017 at 20:28.
  5. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    If I end up with the means to do so, this is a convient game to use as a birthday gift from myself to myself. Though i ain’t hyping up for it. Inquisition disappointed me with it’s ending kinda just being there with no real climax and too many fetch quests. I hope that this has an excellent plot from start to beginning and that they don’t pull a ME3 with the ending.

    Comment posted on 04/01/2017 at 21:07.
  6. camdaz
    Since: May 2009

    I only played the last game as it was on PS+ but really enjoyed it so looking forward to this one.
    I would be looking forward to the andromeda galaxy meeting up with ours but I don’t think I’ll be around for it. It will be an amazing sight in the night sky watching it getting closer and closer, until it meets the milky way then who knows what will happen.

    Comment posted on 04/01/2017 at 22:36.
  7. beeje13
    Since: Jan 2010

    Yes, time to look at preorders…

    Comment posted on 04/01/2017 at 23:51.
  8. Moonpie
    Since: Oct 2012

    Looking at the US sites for the different editions, I am curious if the various armours and weapons available in more expensive editions will be available through playing the game or be purchase only.

    Comment posted on 05/01/2017 at 00:50.
  9. beeje13
    Since: Jan 2010

    Just watched the added video, it fills you with confidence that they can say “Representative of gameplay”.

    Comment posted on 05/01/2017 at 10:52.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      To be fair, it could be something they gave marketing months ago just so that they had something to show when the time came. Hopefully.

      Comment posted on 05/01/2017 at 16:31.
      • beeje13
        Since: Jan 2010

        To be clear, I was complimenting BioWare that they put real gameplay in the trailer.

        Comment posted on 05/01/2017 at 23:10.
  10. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    i was expecting this to be much later in the year, but it’s just a few months away.

    and flamethrower hand, nice. ^_^

    Comment posted on 05/01/2017 at 14:26.

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