Bioware and Electronic Arts have released a teaser for Mass Effect: Andromeda that includes an in-universe reason to sign up for a mailing list, along with news that we’ll get more information on Nov. 7.
"The Andromeda Initiative is currently seeking recruits," the official page states. "Registered recruits will be among the first contacted to receive critical mission information, special training opportunities, and will also be eligible for reward upon program completion. Orientation begins Nov. 7."
So what does this trailer show or tell us that we didn’t already know? Not much. The narration hints at "a future that begins 600 years from where we stand," which isn’t much of a new reveal considering we don’t know what exactly we’re looking at. Is the narration from the past? The present?
This teaser once again makes it clear that the game is being sold as a journey, and it will take place in a very different world than the one we experienced in the previous games.
"Think about it: alone in another galaxy," creative director Mac Walters told Polygon at E3. "You don't necessarily have all the supports available to you that, say, Commander Shepard would have. How do they deal with those scenarios? For me, the most interesting thing about writing any character is not about trying to come up with some interesting hook for that character, but rather it's more about putting them in interesting circumstances and then seeing how they react to it. What could be more interesting than a brand new galaxy to explore with who knows what you could find with every planet?"
Take a look at everything we learned from the E3 trailer while your mind is on the stars.
This latest teaser continues to set up that tone and, while not necessarily giving us much in the way of new, concrete information, it’s nice to know some more news is on the way.