New Mass Effect 5 trailer teases original trilogy, Andromeda, and maybe a new main character

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    BioWare, the developer behind EA’s Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises, has released a new trailer for its next Mass Effect game and it teases connections to the original trilogy and the Andromeda sequel, and perhaps even a new main character. Since yesterday was November 7th, known in the Mass Effect community as N7 Day, BioWare started a countdown to the N7 Systems Alliance military in the series. Special Mass Effect “Epsilon” web page.

    A decrypted message now on the site says the following:


    ///// Access code: Epsilon

    ///// Access code accepted.

    /////Secondary encryption detected

    /////VJBSVU-XXXX-XXXXXXXXX

    ///// Andromeda distress signal detected

    /////Year Sent: [REDACTED]

    Audio transcription [REDACTED]


    As you can see, this transcription mentions a distress signal from the Andromeda galaxy, which was the setting of the fourth Mass Effect game that took place 600 years after the events of the original Mass Effect trilogy. Then, following this teaser, BioWare released a new 30-second trailer that hints at a connection to the original games.

    Check out the N7 Day 2023 teaser trailer for yourself below:

    As you can see in the trailer above, the man in it is clearly wearing something with the N7 insignia, harking back to the first three Mass Effect games. And, while we don’t know who this character is yet, the way BioWare is hyping them up, we wouldn’t be surprised if they were the main character in the next Mass Effect. Here’s a better look at them. BioWare’s official Twitter account:

    BioWare revealed its next Mass Effect game during Game Awards 2020, with a teaser that featured an Original Trilogy character, Liara, and a broken relay message. We got another clue with a special N7 Day photo in 2021, and another clip from the next N7 Day game in 2022 that contained a hidden audio message to decode. Yesterday’s N7 Day tease marks the third year in a row that we’ve learned a little more about BioWare’s next big hit.

    The tease follows news in August that BioWare was laying off 50 employees, many of them longtime studio veterans, as part of a studio restructuring.


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