With roughly a week before its official release, "Mass Effect: Andromeda" made some noise over the weekend at the PAX East 2017 event.
Game developer BioWare showcased a new 32-minute game footage of the upcoming action role-playing video game, according to a report from gaming website Gamespot. The video gave spectators a glimpse of the game's combat scenes, which included a "death sequence" involving the player. Moreover, the video also showed a Loyalty Mission, particularly that of Liam Kosta.
Creative director Mac Walters have already stressed in the past that importance of incorporating missions in the game since these add more color to the characters. "As a writer, one of the things I loved was the freedom to say, 'I know this character is coming along,' so they can carry a lot of the narrative. That made my job easier, but it also made it more fun, because I could tell a more specific story in one of those missions," he shared.
Gaming enthusiasts have also noticed some notable changes in Andromeda, compared to the previous "Mass Effect" games. A report from Gamezone mentioned the upgrade in the way a player interacts with the ship, which was a result of the Frostbyte Engine developed by EA and the powerful hardware of next gen consoles. Furthermore, another telling difference is that players of Andromeda can now switch classes easily through a Profile System, which is a welcome improvement for gamers who wish to shake the gameplay anytime they want.
Last week, the game's trophy and achievements list was leaked and posted by Exophase, showing the three different categories: Bronze, Gold, and Silver. The Platinum trophy, being the ultimate prize, can be attained by completing the first three.
In addition, Fernando Melo of BioWare also posted last week on his Twitter account a series of screenshots showing the Female Korgan, as well as some details on the character selection screen.
"Mass Effect: Andromeda" will roll out on March 21 for the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.