Batarians Arrive in Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Multiplayer Accompanied By a New Trailer

You can now play as a Batarian in Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer.

on July 6, 2017 10:36 PM

Today, developer BioWare and publisher EA released a new trailer to accompany the arrival of the Batarians in the game’s multiplayer.

As you may know, in today’s new update the four-eyed bipeds were added to the game’s multiplayer, which up until this point was limited to Asari, Krogan, Turian, Salarian, and Human in terms of Milky Way species. Batarains notably don’t appear in the game’s single-player campaign; in fact there is no suggestion the species even made the trek from Milky Way with the Initiative.

For those that don’t know: Batarians appeared in all three orignal Mass Effect games, playing a major role in Mass Effect 2 before (spoilers ahead) being decimated by the Reapers in Mass Effect 3. 

The isolationist species hails from the world of Khar’shan, and are often not viewed well by other Milky Way-ers. This is largely due to the fact that most encounter Batarains in countless pirates and criminal outfits in the Terminus System, as normal Batarains are rarely ever seen because they are not permitted to leave Batarian space by their paranoid government.

According to the new video, the “Batarian Scrapper” is a “cagey fighter” and “one of the best.” Further, he is an ex-criminal, receiving his training with one of the most notorious gangs back in the Milky Way. However, apparently he got tired of that life and along with a buddy turned in evidence against his boss to the Alliance for asylum in the form of being able to join the Initiative. Lastly, he is said to “punch like a machine,” aka he is good for the up-and-close type of player.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Below, you can view the new trailer:

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