Mass Effect Andromeda: Name/Character Customization and Same-Gender/Alien Romance Confirmed and More

on November 7, 2016 2:58 PM

Following the slew of new reveals for Mass Effect Andromeda, including a new trailer and more information, Creative Director Mac Walters took to Twitter to respond to a few questions from the fans.

First of all, we get the official name of the founder of the Andromeda Initiative, which was a little hard to distinguish in the new video. it’s Jien Garson.

While the two main characters have official names, Scott and Sarah Ryder, we get the confirmation that we’ll still be able to rename and customize them.

Walters also confirmed that same-gender romance for both males and females will be still in the game. On top of that, both genders will have alien romance options.

According to Walters, both the RPG and shooter aspects of the game have been improved, granting players more freedom to play however you want.

Apparently BioWare is developing the story of Alec Ryder partly for Mass Effect Andromeda and partly for other projects.

The Asari Peebee is “very different” from Aria, and Peebee is actually just a nickname.

Walters also dropped a small tease about one of the voices that can be heard in the trailer (saying “I have a bad feeling”), apparently there is something “interesting” about them.

Another small tease was provided on the gender of another character who appeared in the trailer.

Last, but not least, we get an info about the scope of the codex.

We’ll have to stand by and wait for more information, and to see more gameplay at The Game Awards on December 1st.

Mass Effect Andromeda will release in the spring of 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

 /  Executive News Editor
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