New Gameplay for Mass Effect: Andromeda Shows Off Vehicles, Combat, and More

Bioware and Electronic Arts have shown off the first official gameplay trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Featured above, the roughly five minutes of gameplay shows off character dialogue, vehicles, equipment, environments, combat, as well as narration talking up the game’s key features.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is launching across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in the spring of next year.

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  1. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    December 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    >Dialogue Wheel
    >Trying to have “fast paced” combat
    >Generic crafting and survival


  2. Mr0303
    December 1, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    The facial animations are pretty bad – that sure is a Mass Effect game.

    Also the way the woman ran confirms she’s an alien of some sort – human skeletons don’t move like that.

  3. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 1, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Yeah, as they try to make them look more “realistic” the characters get uglier.

  4. Shinobu
    December 1, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    *Powered by white tears

  5. Laytonaster
    December 1, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    So far, the only thing I think I like is the combat. But, of course, this is only a trailer. Only time’ll tell what bs they gonna pull.

  6. porkbun
    December 2, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Jesus fuck her facial animation is so bad it’s like she has ALS or something.

  7. GameZard
    December 2, 2016 at 1:16 am

    This will be Bioware’s last game and then EA will devour them like the others.

  8. Softclocks
    December 2, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Gameplay looks good, conversation was dogshit.

  9. Madbrainbox
    December 2, 2016 at 2:22 am

    So the Pathfinder is finding the exact same races as in Milky Way?In Andromeda.A new Galaxy.I’m sorry but that doesn’t make any sense.

    Also,if this is everything like inquisition then the music and the environments will be great.Everything else,mediocre at best.

  10. No_Good_Names_Ever
    December 2, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Already devoured, I think you mean finish digesting them.

  11. OldPalpy
    December 2, 2016 at 4:17 am

    It’s a giant asspull to avoid having to address being in the same galaxy as ME3’s terrible endings. It was never about having a new slate for new races and stories it was always about having their cake and eating it too (ME3’s ending “matters” while not having to acknowledge and keeping all the milky way races along to be further run into ground).

  12. Madbrainbox
    December 2, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Because who the fuck needs creativity.

  13. Neppers
    December 2, 2016 at 8:53 am

    The big, square jaws on those women are horrible.

  14. Neojames82
    December 2, 2016 at 10:05 am

    “Fights for intersectional (not a real word by the way) diversity in games.”

    As long as you are not white of course.

  15. Neojames82
    December 2, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Yeah that was super fucking generic. And those human faces are fucking ugly as sin. They still haven’t learned how to model faces worth a shit. Though the aliens look okay at least.

  16. Neojames82
    December 2, 2016 at 10:21 am

    And even then it didn’t really impress me. Looks like they took that teleportation idea straight out of Final Fantasy XV

  17. totenglocke
    December 2, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Well, have you seen how ugly SJWs are getting?

  18. Neojames82
    December 2, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Wow…….it looks……almost exactly the same as the other Mass Effect games with just slightly better graphics. Yet the foolish masses are probably eating this shit up like the sheep they are. Still, hope this game bombs and puts the last nail in the coffin of Bioware.

  19. Neojames82
    December 2, 2016 at 10:29 am

    “Exclusive pre-order bonus of Anita and Zoe characters in your party!!”

  20. JellyfishMonarch
    December 2, 2016 at 11:04 am

    it looks like its trying to be a bastardization of whatever dragon age inquisition was.

  21. Will3316
    December 2, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Dat gun grab was bad.

  22. Laytonaster
    December 2, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Possibly. I remember some months ago, there was a leak feature a couple cutscenes and an exhibition of the jetpack. Having both seems rather moot.

  23. MusouTensei
    December 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    No thanks.

  24. Brimfyre
    December 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    What a moron.

  25. Bitterbear
    December 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm


  26. Etherblaze
    December 2, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Go to new galaxy
    Same aliens as the previous 3 games
    No Hanar or Elcor because fuck you I guess.

    Main girl is hothead stronk anti-authority “badass” girl with the most punchable face I’ve ever seen.

    Oh look, walking while scanning so the game picks up things for you. Engaging.

    Combat doesn’t look too bad as far as cover shooter with powers go.

  27. bdp
    December 2, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    kinda stupid when every trailer for the game prominently features white protagonists.

  28. velcroboy
    December 2, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    That one about Hollywood is actually pretty funny.

  29. CRES
    December 2, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    If I ever play this game, I’m going to create the most whitest of white male protagonists. Just to see if the game kicks me out for being too Privileged.

  30. Kakaku
    December 3, 2016 at 3:01 am

    I just only knew about the “white tears” thing. Didn’t know Manveer was that bad. He wouldn’t be writing shit if he thought he couldn’t get away with it. Really says something about the company that hires him. My expectations for this game are just constantly being lowered.

  31. Guin
    December 3, 2016 at 3:09 am

    I bet some self-hating white girls are all ready to suck his 3rd world dirt dick just for those tweets alone.

  32. Guin
    December 3, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Is this what Western game designers think women should look like?

  33. Eli Wintercross
    Eli Wintercross
    December 3, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Nah, that’s the Biotic Charge, the signature move of Vanguards, my favourite class in ME…

    the trailer doesn’t do anything to make Andromeda stand out to me though….

  34. Eli Wintercross
    Eli Wintercross
    December 3, 2016 at 4:16 am

    It looks very disappointing.

  35. catazxy
    December 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    The combat looks so slow and clunky, perhaps a mouse may help a bit, but damn, do you want to be gears of war or star wars jedi academy? The world looks fine, even interesting, but the human characters and conversations are some of the worst in the series…
    I think I’ve seen enough of this, I’ve got better games to finish…

  36. Eden
    December 4, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Gotta make them look less “stereotyped” as possible I guess.