Electronic Arts kicked off its E3 2015 press conference with a trailer for the new Mass Effect game, which is called Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is an upcoming action role-playing third person shooter game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. While the trailer didn’t show any gameplay, it did show some teases of what to expect from the game. This includes the return of Mako and the addition of jetpack for players to use.
"We knew we wanted to start with a foundation composed of the best parts of any Mass Effect game: exciting new worlds to discover, great characters, and intense action," BioWare said in a statement. "At the same time, we clearly wanted to expand the definition of what you should expect from a Mass Effect game."
Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in early 2017.
Mass Effect: Andromeda: You’ll get to explore a new galaxy
"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."
Mass Effect: Andromeda: Gets new combat
When it comes to the subject of combat, senior development director Chris Wynn said to a fan on Twitter that Andromeda’s combat system will be similar to Mass Effect 3’s. “There are some new elements that make it more dynamics, but overall similar feel [to Mass Effect 3].” he said.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released in “early 2017”
Originally planning to launch Mass Effect: Andromeda in 2016, EA delayed the game, saying it would be released during its fourth fiscal quarter, which means anytime between January through March 2017. Earlier this year, a delay for “early 2017” was confirmed by BioWare, saying it “needs the right amount of time to make sure it delivers everything the game can and should be.”
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