Just 11 days before it’s release date, Bioware unveiled the official launch trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Like previous content, the Pathfinder – the main character Ryder – and his team’s upcoming story are the main focus of the trailer.
Set to the tune of “Human” by artist Rag’n’Bone Man, it shows humanity is struggling to find a golden world, and how dependent on Ryder’s mission they are for their survival. While none of this is entirely new information, the trailer sheds a lot more light on their struggle and the troubles they will face.
Though the antagonists of Andromeda have been established for a while, the exact reason for the conflict is still unknown. Speculation points to the two vying for control of a planet, but the trailer revealed that the Kett’s do capture whichever Ryder sibling that the player doesn’t choose, whether that a comes as a result of the conflict or if it the main factor fueling Ryder and companies motives is unknown.
Rife with scenes that continue to make the upcoming Sci-Fi game feel like a love letter to Star Trek, the trailer was filled with beautiful worlds, space battles, and unique enemies. The trailer is laced with a couple of considerable spoilers, though, so don’t analyze it too heavily if you want certain things to be left a surprise.
The trailer is just one of the handful of content that Bioware and the Mass Effect: Andromeda team have been rolling out of the past couple of week, including multiplayer updates, gameplay and exploration and discovery trailers. For a while, many fans were worried by the lack of coverage in the months since the game announcement – thinking Bioware was simply hiding a bad or unfinished game.
In reality, it seems they just didn’t want to release too much info on the game before it was even close to release. There has also been some info disclosed for Mass Effect: Andromeda that wasn’t planned, however, as the game’s achievement/trophy list was leaked yesterday, containing some obvious spoilers of its own.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available in North America March 21 and worldwide March 23 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Xbox One. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates, as well as our official review!