The developer revealed the date ahead of the game’s appearance later tonight at the Consumer Electronics Show, where it will feature in a new gameplay trailer.
Fans have speculated that Andromeda would launch on March 21 since last fall, when the release date seemingly leaked as part of promotional material. The game was originally pegged for a holiday 2016 launch, but that spring, publisher Electronic Arts pushed the game back to an “early 2017” window.
Andromeda is the hotly anticipated follow-up to Mass Effect 3, which closed the book on Commander Shepherd’s operatic travels through space. Some longtime series fans hated the controversial ending to that game, but Andromeda will do away with the trilogy’s characters and storylines in favor of a new crew.
We last saw Andromeda at The Game Awards 2016 in December, where its first gameplay trailer debuted during the event. Prior to that, we took a good, cinematic look at the game on N7 Day, the annual celebration to all things Mass Effect. Check that out below.