Mass Effect: Andromeda Will be a Family Affair

Mass Effect: Andromeda Will be a Family Affair

Some new information has surfaced about Mass Effect: Andromeda's main character. The game will feature two versions of its protagonist, both of which exist in the game world at the same time – as they’re brother and sister. In an interview with PlayStation Access, creative director Mac Walters gave players a little more information on their new hero, Ryder.

"What a lot of people don't know, little surprise here, is that these two are brother and sister," Walters said. "And they both exist in the game world at the same time. So if you're playing as the sister Ryder, female Ryder, your brother is somewhere in the universe."

Compared to the original Mass Effect trilogy, players could choose if their character was male or female, but they existed as a single hero in the universe. In a previous interview with Polygon, Walters said that BioWare wanted to move away from focusing on a single character.

Walters added that more of the Ryder family has been unveiled in past promotional material. In the E3 2015 reveal trailer, the character in the iconic N7 armour was their father.

"We've got the full Ryder family full sort of now revealed," Walters said. "We'll do names and things in the future as well."

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to launch in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Footage of the game running on the recently announced PlayStation 4 Pro was released yesterday.

Source: Polygon



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by AdamC
On Friday 9 Sep 2016 8:54 AM
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I'll miss Shepard! Hope I grow to like the riders though.
 
 
 
Posted by Nick2016NZ
On Friday 9 Sep 2016 12:38 PM
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I've never played a previous Mass Effect game but I'm definitely keen on playing Andromeda. Anyone know if the story will be impacted for me by not having played the previous games?
 
 
 
Posted by Tin-Automaton
On Friday 9 Sep 2016 3:31 PM
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9 September 2016, 12:38 PM Reply to Nick2016NZ
I've never played a previous Mass Effect game but I'm definitely keen on playing Andromeda. Anyone know if the story will be impacted for me by not having played the previous games?
Not really, I don't think. You could get a pretty good run-down online, covering what happened in all three games too, if that was your thing. It's taking place in another galaxy too, so it looks like they're distancing themselves from the core games.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Friday 9 Sep 2016 5:05 PM
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Wonder how many people will get butthurt at this game.
 
 
 
Posted by arkwright
On Friday 9 Sep 2016 8:53 PM
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Looking forward to this one, it has huge void to fill post Shepard but it's a fresh start.