Some Mass Effect fans hoped that Commander Shepard’s voiceover of the Mass Effect Andromeda teaser trailer indicated that the character will make an appearance in the upcoming game. But apparently, that’s not going to be the case.
Commander Shepard’s chapter is over, it seems. BioWare Montral boss Yanick Roy said that plans haven’t changed regarding Shepard’s involvement in the continuation of the Mass Effect saga.
Mass Effect Andromeda is set some time after the events of the original trilogy and will feature a new explorer, to use the tone of the trailer. The video doesn’t give much away about Andromeda, but we do get to see one of the new ships. Is this friend or foe? We’ll have to wait and see.
It’s an enticing trailer that uses footage from NASA’s archives as Jennifer Hale, the voice of “FemShep,” outlines why we explore. She then signs off, telling this new explorer that no matter where they go, “we” will always be with them.
Mass Effect Andromeda will be released in autumn 2016.