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Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way. There, players will lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory where WE are the aliens.
Play as the Pathfinder - a leader of a squad of military-trained explorers - with deep progression and customization systems. This is the story of humanity's next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda Galaxy.
As you unfold the mysteries of the Andromeda Galaxy and the hope for humanity lies on your shoulders - You must ask yourself... How far will you go?
BioWare has always had a knack for creating memorable characters, and the Mass Effect series has continually provided plentiful personalities to grow attached to. From the ultimate best friend Garrus to Mordin, the singing salarian seeking redemption, Mass Effect has allowed us to build a camaraderie with our squadmates through one-on-one chats and party banter. Mass Effect Andromeda starts a new chapter for the franchise and with it comes a younger, less experienced cast trying to find their way as outsiders in a new galaxy. "I think [the younger cast] provides a new energy and allows you to have a slightly lighter tone," says creative director Mac Walters.
While characters are more likely to joke and play around, it doesn't mean the journey isn't full of epic moments and intense decisions. After all, these characters are bold enough to take this 600 year one-way to journey to Andromeda. Things are bound to get serious and chaotic at certain points, but Walters says having a cast with a more of a "leap before you think" mindset made the most sense for a story like this. As with past games, expect tension between characters as they all have different perspectives and goals. During our cover story visit to BioWare's offices, we were introduced to two unique personalities joining your crew: Liam and Peebee. While BioWare wants to keep details under wraps about the characters' reasons for getting involved with the Andromeda initiative, we were able to get an idea of their personalities and skills. Here's what what they bring to the table.
Liam is a former police officer who arrives in Andromeda aboard the Hyperion. He's part of the Pathfinder team and helps with security. "Liam is the youthful, enthusiastic, and in some cases, the idealistic follower that you get," Walter says. While he takes his duties seriously, he tends to have a lighter tone. He may try to add levity to situations by being upbeat, he also wears his heart on his sleeve and gets fired up easily. For instance, in an introduction scene we saw during our visit, he's quick to show his anger and react when things go south while the team is out exploring. That doesn't mean he's not there for Ryder though and doesn't support the decisions that must be made by Ryder in these dire moments. "He's got Ryder's back," Walters says. Liam is also very hopeful for the new future of humanity. We'll just have to wait and see what happens if other characters challenge him on that.
Learn more about PeeBee at Game Informer
Welcome to the APEX Forces. Multiplayer in Mass Effect Andromeda places you into a class-based, 4-player co-op fire-team experience. Join up to 3 of your friends to take on the enemy threat where the Pathfinder can't be and protect the interests of the Andromeda Initiative.
Test your skills in the all-new mission system. Complete challenges and objectives as you head to key locations to recover critical intel, and eliminate high value enemy targets. Gain shared experience and resources to customize and upgrade a wide range of character kits to your style.
Whether you're at home or on the go, you can jump into the new optional Strike Teams feature allowing you to continue to earn progress and rewards for your single player campaign or multiplayer inventory.
Click here to learn more about the Official Strategy Guides
Illustrated Area Maps: Detailed shots and maps of important locations with icons to highlight pertinent information.
Friends and Foes: In-depth information about the important NPCs and factions throughout the galaxy.
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