So 2017 is shaping up to be another important year in the gaming industry, and without doubt one of the more anticipated games set for release this year is Bioware‘s Mass Effect: Andromeda. The title has been in development for almost 5 years now, with fans crying out for information on a release date for the majority of that time. Now, Bioware has finally revealed when we can get our hands on the game with an official announcement at this year’s CES.
The studio kickstarted CES by releasing a short new trailer for the game, revealing a release date of the 21st March in America, followed by the 23rd March in Europe. This leaves only 2 months between announcement and release, meaning fans will not have too long of a wait before they can get their hands on the game. This continues a trend with this release, as Bioware have been playing their cards close to their chest in regards to information on the title. The new trailer showcases previously unseen aspects of the game, including gameplay mechanics such as customisation. Watch it now below.
The series can now be seen as a flagship for the Canadian developer, and with good reason. Since the release of the original Mass Effect in 2007, gamers have been enthralled by epic, galaxy-spanning narratives and extremely polished third-person shooter mechanics that have become a staple of the franchise. The studio’s upcoming release, Andromeda, has a lot to live up to, but is shaping up nicely from the footage that we have seen thus far.
Longtime fans of the series will be hoping that Andromeda can repair some of the damage caused by the controversy surrounding the ending of Mass Effect 3, an episode that prompted the studio to release an ‘Extended Cut‘ DLC in response to backlash on how the game’s original ending played out. While gamers are overall extremely excited for Andromeda, there is an undeniable feeling of apprehension among some fans of the series who felt short-changed by the original trilogy’s finale.
Time will tell if Bioware have succeeded in appeasing all parties. March is not too far away now.