Guardians of the Galaxy Director Inspired by Mass Effect; Gets New Mass Effect Andromeda Screenshot

Guardians of the Galaxy Director and screenwriter James Gunn named Mass Effect as source of inspiration, and BioWare rewards him with new Mass Effect Andromeda screenshot.

on January 10, 2017 3:05 PM

Apparently, the Mass Effect series has a special fan, as mentioned yesterday by Guardians of The Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 James Gunn on Twitter.

Gunn cited Mass Effect, among others, as his source of inspiration for Guardians of the Galaxy. While Mass Effect appeared to have a prominent position, he also brought up Flash Gordon, Farscape and Star Wars.

Gunn also mentioned that he’s trying to clear his busy schedule to play Mass Effect Andromeda, which will release on March 21st. Considering that the game appears to be rather big, he might have a lot of clearing to do.

BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn was quick to respond, sating that he’s trying to get the game done in order to be able to go watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Flynn concluded the exchange with a reward for Gunn’s excitement and kind words, in the form of a new screenshot of Mass Effect Andromeda portraying protagonist Scott Ryder and the Norm… ahem, Tempest.

Dear Aaryn, I have been inspired by Mass Effect as well, and I’m definitely trying my hardest to make time to play Andromeda. Can I have a screenshot too? I’ve been a good boy, I promise.

Jokes aside, the game and the film will indeed release relatively close, with Mass Effect Andromeda >launching on PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 21st in North America and on March 23rd in Europe. And Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hitting the North American silver screens on May 5th, just a month and a half later.

Looks like we’re in for a neat injection of sci-fi starting towards the end of March.

If you want to watch some more lovely Mass Effect Andromeda footage, you can enjoy the latest gameplay trailer from CES, showing combat against the newly-revealed Remnant enemies and the dynamic profile feature that lets you switch “class” on the same character. BioWare also recently released a humorous video introducing the voice actors of protagonists Scott and Sarah Ryder.

 /  Executive News Editor
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