Today BioWare released a brand new briefing of Mass Effect Andromeda‘s Andromeda Initiative, including a new trailer giving a deeper look on the world of the game.
Specifically, we get more information on the new starship named Tempest and the Nomad exploration vehicle, narrated by the Tempest’s own pilot.
The Tempest is defined “fast, stealthy and easily the fastest ship in her class.” It’s capable of covering thirteen light-years per day, but she isn’t heavily armored or armed.
The ship includes a research room where you can analyze intel and samples and upgrade weapons, armor and the Nomad. The meeting room lets you gather the crew or communicate via video-conference with the Nexus.
There is also an engineering room, an armory, a medbay and a cargo bay housing the Nomad. Crew quarters and the Pathfinder’s cabin provide accommodations. Last, but not least, the bridge is where the Pathfinder will choose his destinations.
The Nomad scout rover is equipped with an element-zero core powered by twin hydrogen-oxygen cells, independent suspension for each wheel and interchangeable four or six-wheel-drive traction. A fuel-injection boost lets you increase your speed, while micro-thrusters lets you jump.
It can be customized with different paint jobs, thrusters, shields, shield blast, life support and radar.
Last, but not least, the Nomad is also capable to deploy mining drones on planets to gather valuable resources.
Incidentally, watching all the briefings on the Andromeda Initiative site will let you unlock a special edition Pathfinder Helmet in the game.
If you want to see more on Mass Effect Andromeda, 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 rather funny video introducing the voice actors of protagonists Scott and Sarah Ryder.
Mass Effect Andromeda releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 21st in North America and on March 23rd in Europe.