Mass Effect: Andromeda Release Set for March 21 in USA, March 23 in Europe

Electronic Arts and BioWare announced the release dates for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

The latest in their science fiction series will launch across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 21st in North America and March 23rd in Europe.

Here’s a message from BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn:

On behalf of our teams across Montreal, Edmonton and Austin, I’m excited to announce that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be launching in North America on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and beginning Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Europe. We appreciate your patience (and in fact, even your lack of patience in some instances) as we’ve been focused on completing the game. Here’s a little bit of context into how we’ve gotten here.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is our most ambitious Mass Effect game to date. We’re telling completely new stories, creating new characters, new planets, new species, and introducing new gameplay systems. And for the first time, we’re bringing Mass Effect to the Frostbite game engine, an incredible engine that’s delivering a tremendous graphical jump from the trilogy to Mass Effect: Andromeda. To deliver on this, we’re taking all the time we can to make sure you’re getting the best possible experience.

Over this holiday break, developers at BioWare took home a version of the game in what we call the “holiday build”. This is a longstanding studio tradition that goes back to the early days of the original Mass Effect. Many load up a PC or console and go home to play as much as possible at their leisure. Coming back from holiday, the feedback has been great. Getting the endorsement from members of our studio, many of whom played key roles on the original trilogy, was definitely a key factor in helping us lock in on the date.

Even more exciting for us over the last couple of months has been seeing the excitement build in the community as we’ve started to share more about the game. The passion you have for the franchise continues to drive us. 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.

See you in Andromeda,

BioWare is going to show off more gameplay for the game during Nvidia’s CES 2017 pre-convention keynote address tonight at 6:30 PM Pacific and 9:30 PM Eastern.

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Brandon Orselli


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  1. Etherblaze
    January 4, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I am of the firm belief that they won’t be fixing the animations. Or dialogue.

    This entire scene (not just this moment) from that trailer tells me everything I need to know about the game.


  2. McSuperNigger
    January 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    “Mass Effect: Andromeda is our most ambitious Mass Effect
    game to date. We’re telling completely new stories, creating new
    characters, new planets, new species, and introducing new gameplay

    looks the same to me

  3. Kiryu
    January 4, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    The game whose collector edition comes without the game.
    Also that butterface.

  4. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    January 4, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    May the gods have mercy on us if Bioware thinks this looks okay.

  5. sanic
    January 4, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    How big will the day one patch be 8GB? 10 GB? and which system will be the worst off? PC? xbox?

  6. Kiryu
    January 4, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Looks indeed very lookalike.

  7. Guest
    January 4, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I have no idea why anyone still cares about this series.

  8. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 4, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    No Switch port, no buy.

  9. Mr0303
    January 4, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Maybe deep down people in Bioware want to make a comedy game. Or this is a desperate cry for help to liberate them from the SJW overlords

  10. Madbrainbox
    January 4, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    I’m willing to give this a chance but my expectations aren’t very high.

  11. Neojames82
    January 4, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Good god that is an ugly ass woman.

  12. Neojames82
    January 4, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh god this game is such garbage…..

  13. Neojames82
    January 4, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Fuck Remi

  14. Kiryu
    January 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    It’s Bioware.

  15. Kiryu
    January 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Looks more like a plea from Bioware to EA to euthanize them and release them from their suffering.

  16. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 4, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    You shouldn’t buy this trash even if it gets a Switch Port.

  17. Neojames82
    January 4, 2017 at 11:32 pm


  18. Neojames82
    January 4, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    “No buy” there, I fixed it for you.

  19. EroBotan
    January 4, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    this one not comes with custom character creation? will be bad if we can’t play as anyone else beside the big nose

  20. Kiryu
    January 4, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I’m not a Mass Effect gamer but i think it has character creation.

  21. EroBotan
    January 4, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    i see, I’m not a mass effect gamer either. I simply like reading the news & getting more info ^^

  22. Kiryu
    January 4, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    I just came here to troll,Bioware is an easy target.^^
    I think atm CD Project is the only western dev that knows how to design attractive women in games.

  23. EroBotan
    January 5, 2017 at 12:13 am

    pretty girls are indeed rarity in western games ^^;

  24. Kelborne
    January 5, 2017 at 2:17 am

    They already stated that it wasn’t fully polished and the just wanted to get the game out there for everyone to see. Maybe they’ll learn a lesson and stop respecting our intelligence enough to think people can wrap their head around the idea of a work in progress.

  25. Trouble Man
    Trouble Man
    January 5, 2017 at 2:19 am

    …what is she looking at?

  26. Kiryu
    January 5, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Nippon waifu rules!

  27. AnarKreig
    January 5, 2017 at 5:04 am

    As it always is with Bioware games, I enjoy the PR, consumer response and backlash more than the actual games.

  28. AnarKreig
    January 5, 2017 at 5:05 am

    You’re serious? She looks like a strumpet junkie with clown make-up.

  29. 2501
    January 5, 2017 at 6:31 am

    she looks……..special.

  30. Warrior90
    January 5, 2017 at 6:40 am

    She is special. A special snowflake that is.

  31. Feniks
    January 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I absolutely adored Mass effect. But I noticed that with each new installation they were more and more catering to the average dumbass gamer. ME had an awesome soundtrack and great sci fi world building.

  32. DrearierSpider
    January 5, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Remi Lacroix? I’d very much like to.

  33. PixelBuff
    January 5, 2017 at 11:26 am

    ME went to shit with ME2.

    Also if you buy this game you are actively supporting openly racist devs.

  34. MusouTensei
    January 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm


  35. Random Dude
    Random Dude
    January 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Someone who just pointed a gun at her.

    Ignoring her stoned expression, that is one hella slow gun shove.

  36. Kiwi Hoy
    Kiwi Hoy
    January 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    He has like 5 whole seconds to just shoot her ass before that gun isn’t pointing the right way anymore what am I even watching???

  37. Etherblaze
    January 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    She also has two enemy krogans behind her holding guns.

  38. Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    January 5, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    It looks worse.

  39. Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    January 5, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Implying that anyone still cares about the series putting aside a few tumblrinas.

  40. No Logic
    No Logic
    January 6, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Fuck you Bioware

  41. Etherblaze
    January 6, 2017 at 7:29 am

    They released a gameplay trailer. And really, how can
    you make third person shooting more boring than Uncharted? Well, hire
    Bioware! I don’t think they’re working on the animations at all. Not
    even the punch has any kind of impact. It sure looks pretty though.
    Might pick it up when it hits a bargain bin somewhere for like 5$. And
    if I DO pick it up I really hope I can make someone sexy and not be
    forced to play as a walking pile of excrement.


  42. Actarus07
    January 7, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Not playing the game because of bad female character design but playing DOAX3 instead…

  43. Hirasugi
    January 9, 2017 at 1:18 pm


  44. Trouble Man
    Trouble Man
    January 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    nice meme