Mass Effect: Andromeda will be hitting PS4, the Xbox One and PC on the 21 March in North America and 23 March Internationally.
Whilst the game had originally been planned for a Holiday 2016 release, it ended up being pushed back a year to 2017. Despite this delay, rumors had been circling since last October as to this new release date.
Being the fourth installment of the popular sci-fi series, and taking place long after the original trilogy and much further away, Bioware believes that their next-generation space exploration game is going to leave fans wanting more.
In the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda players will assume the role of either Sara or Scott Ryder, a pathfinder for one of four arks built by our galaxy’s races around the time of Mass Effect 2. Having left the Milky Way and headed towards Andromeda, the player’s ark finds itself separated from the others. With a deadly new enemy known as far as the Kett leering on the horizon, the player is left to make sure that the ark and its inhabitants survive and join back up with the others.
Recently, Aaryn Flynn – BioWare’s general manager – has said that Mass Effect: Andromeda boasts a “tremendous graphical jump” when lined up next to the original trilogy. In fact, he went so far as to state that it is the “most ambitious Mass Effect game to date”, in a blog post on the games official website.
This jump in graphics has really gotten fans excited, with Andromeda featuring a huge open world for players to explore. New characters and races will make their way into this open world and populate its planets, providing players with the rich detail they saw in the originals.
Having already won the Most Anticipated Game award from the Global Game Awards 2016, and the Most Wanted Game award in the Golden Joystick Awards 2016, Mass Effect: Andromeda sure has a lot of hype to live up to.
New footage from the NVidia CES keynote, which demonstrated parts of the game, seem to indicate that it’s on track to deliver exactly what the hype has been building to. Featuring a host of new environments and gameplay features, such as real-time class changes. Check out the gameplay footage here.