Mass Effect celebrated N7 day just this week, and with it, launched the Andromeda Initiative for fans to take part in. Mass Effect Andromeda is due to release in spring of next year, although that could easily change. However, now is about the right time to start hyping up the game, and Bioware are doing it perfectly.
Mass Effect Andromeda takes place 600 years after the events of the first Mass Effect, around the time that Shepard is killed, which isn’t a spoiler, it happens in the opening of Mass Effect 2. The 600 year voyage takes place, seeing four arks head out into the vast emptiness of the Andromeda system, with each of the three other arks hosting different species of aliens.
It’s up to you, and them to find new worlds, a new home, and build a colony. Of course, it’s not going to be as simple as it sounds. It’s a one way trip, and being Mass Effect, we know that a lot of danger lies ahead. Then again, we have recently seen the N7 day trailer which definitely paints an action-packed future, with new and mysterious enemies and opposition to encounter and discover.
You will play the role of the Human Alliance’s Pathfinder, a trained combat specialist, scientist and guide for the voyage to find a new home. It is up to you, along with your crew, to make sure that the human race lives on. It’s also worth noting that Mass Effect Andromeda takes place roughly 600 years after Mass Effect 3 as well, so the Reaper war has long since passed, and the possibility of the Andromeda crew knowing anything about it is near on impossible. This should certainly be an interesting adventure.
You can apply for beta registration here, with a multiplayer beta expected before the game’s launch. It’s unknown whether the story will have multiplayer/co-op components but like Mass Effect 3, there could be a form of horde mode.
As for that N7 day trailer, you can check it out in all its cinematic glory below. Excitement building! If you want to replay the Mass Effect trilogy on Xbox One, you can do so now via EA Access, or by popping the disc into your console.