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:
— Mass Effect (@masseffect) 4 January 2017
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.