With the release date for Mass Effect: Andromeda getting closer and closer every day, the BioWare team seems to be much less tight-lipped. They recently released a deep-dive gameplay video that shows off a bunch of different features in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
First off, new to this Mass Effect installment is a jump-jet that lets you jump, dodge, and hover whenever you want. The cover system in the game has been completely reinvented to allow for the use of almost anything as cover, including your own vehicle.
The weapon categories for Mass Effect: Andromeda are very familiar in the firearm realm, including pistols, shotguns, and sniper and assault rifles. Good news is that they are not class-specific, so you can try any that you’d like. The weapons and gear have three different technology types based on where their tech came from. Milky Way firearms use physical ammunition, Remnant weapons use beams, and Heleus weapons are plasma-based. Melee weapons for Mass Effect: Andromeda will include hammers, shivs, or swords. Skills and abilities are also familiar and fall into the combat, tech, and biotics categories.
On a much different note, BioWare has also released information on one of the Mass Effect: Andromeda characters. He’s an elder Krogan named Nakmor Drack who very much embodies his species with his favorite quote, “Do you have any idea how many humans I’ve watched die? You’re meat. You spoil.” He’s apparently more than 1,400 years old, and has been a soldier, mercenary, and even a pirate. He’s loyal, but stubborn, and he jumped at the chance to travel to Andromeda because it’d give him new stuff to shoot at.
BioWare said they’d release even more gameplay videos as they get closer to the release date, so keep an eye out!