Mass Effect: Andromeda release date set for March 17 and March 23

Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of Bioware, informed the Mass Effect community that the new instalment in the Sci-Fi franchise will be released on March 17 in the US, and March 23 in Europe. Usually, these release dates line up with the Asia Pacific region as well, so other countries around the world will most likely receive the game at the same time.

The new Mass Effect title runs on the EA’s Frostbite engine, and places emphasis on exploration in it’s new story. The word ‘exploration’ is repeated once in the official Tweet announcing the release date:

And noted again by Flynn on the blog post:

And now, we’re just a couple of months away from delivering a brand new Mass Effect experience to you for the first time in five years – richer, deeper and ready for exploration. We’re excited about how far we are going with the franchise, and we hope you find it’s been worth the wait.

The Mass Effect franchise spans multiple games, and includes comics, art books, and toys. It has a passionate fan community, and is know for its inclusive character cast and highly detailed, polished storytelling and world building.

Mass Effect: Andromeda will no doubt capture the same polish and detail the series is known for. We’ll find out in just a few months.


3 thoughts on “Mass Effect: Andromeda release date set for March 17 and March 23

  1. This sounds great. I liked the trailer too. I’ve never played a Mass Effect game though, so would you be able to enjoy this not having played any of the series?

    • I would say yes since the development team are aiming for a clean slate in terms of the characters and story. Minor references to the previous games might appear, but nothing that will affect the plot, from what I can tell.

      • That’s good news then. I’ve been thinking about getting the new Mass Effect game, but was worried it might not be easy to get into if you haven’t played the other games. Cheers for letting me know. It looks great 🙂

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