Tomorrow (well, later tonight, really), players will be able to jump back into the world of Mass Effect with the latest entry of the series, Andromeda. And, to celebrate, BioWare has posted a number of items that will be quite noteworthy to fans.
First, it posted the following message on its website, talking about the devotion of its team behind the game:
“Three studios, five years and hundreds of people made Mass Effect: Andromeda a reality, and we can’t wait for you to explore this new galaxy. From all of us at BioWare, thank you for sharing the journey with us. We hope you enjoy this next chapter in the Mass Effect universe.”
And knowing that certain players are likely to dive into Andromeda for a few hours at a time, BioWare also put together a doctor’s note on its Twitter account, noting, “For those of you planning to skip work tomorrow, Dr. T’Perro has your back.” You can find the doctor’s note below.
For those of you planning to skip work tomorrow, Dr. T’Perro has your back. pic.twitter.com/uU2GhZWhxX— BioWare (@bioware) March 20, 2017
And last but certainly not least, for those of you needing reason to hop back into the Mass Effect universe, BioWare has you covered with ten:
Characters – As the Pathfinder, you won’t have to shoulder the responsibility of humanity’s future by yourself. To explore the galaxy and find a home, you’ll build a team with members of various species and backgrounds. New friendships, rivalries, and more await.
Exploration – Your task is to determine the right planet for humanity to thrive on, and that takes exploration. One of the best tools for discovering a planet’s environment is The Nomad, a top-of-the-line scout rover. It’s equipped with twin hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells that power an element zero core and an interchangeable four- or six-wheel drive, among other planet-traversing features. Be sure to take advantage of its many customization options to make it your own!
Ship – A Pathfinder needs a spaceship, and you’ll have the best the Andromeda Initiative has to offer. The Tempest is light, stealthy, and the fastest ship in her class. Capable of doing 13 light years per day, the Tempest will be a second home for you and your crew.
Space – Building a home is more than setting a foundation. To sustain a working colony, resources are needed, and that’s where the Pathfinder teams come in. Explore the Heleus Cluster using the Galaxy Map, and send probes from the Tempest to locate valuable material that can help the Andromeda Initiative secure its place.
Planets – Four Arks will launch in 2185, arriving in the Heleus Cluster of the Andromeda Galaxy 600 years later. Initial scans from the Milky Way reveal 7 promising habitats in the cluster, rich with life-sustaining resources, representing our best chance of finding a new home.
Combat – You’re the Pathfinder, the tip of the spear of humanity’s search for a home in a new galaxy. You’ll need to be ready for any danger. You’ll receive training in tech, biotics, and a multitude of weapons, and create combat profiles to quickly adapt to different situations and environments!
Weapons – Mass Effect Andromeda allows you to utilize both new and familiar weapons with an assortment of play styles. Whether you prefer Milky Way, Heleus, or Remnant weapons, you can choose your favorite from a wide range of equipment.
Crafting – Upgrade your weapons and gear or create entirely new ones with the unique crafting system – and customize them with your own names! Exploring the Heleus Cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy, you’ll come across schematics and resources to help upgrade your Pathfinder’s equipment, ensuring you’re always be ready for a fight.
Multiplayer – Play with friends and repel waves of enemies. Customize your character’s equipment and expand your arsenal with Multiplayer packs, purchasable with in-game credits or Andromeda Points in the in-game store.
As for the tenth reason, it was regarding the trial on EA Access and Origin Access, but, well, nine out of ten aren’t bad. But how about a New Game +?
Lead designer Ian Frazier noted, “We’ve got NG+. Most of your progression carries directly over, but story and nexus level are a fresh start with each NG+.” And, yes, you can customize your created character over again if you want.
We’ll have our review of Mass Effect: Andromeda for you later this week. In the meantime, the game drops tomorrow for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin PC. Check out the official launch trailer below!