Today EA and BioWare revealed the next briefing video for Mass Effect: Andromeda’s the Andromeda Initiative, offering a deeper look at the Nexus space station and Ark spaceships. The Nexus, inspired by the Milky Way’s Citadel, alongside the Arks, will serve as the home base for aspiring explorers when they head to the Andromeda Galaxy when Mass Effect: Andromeda launches in 2017. To earn your Initiative progress and view the video visit their home page and sign in to view the video.
Paragraph breakouts also give us some new insights into the game. They are as follows:
Avina is a virtual intelligence program designed to answer questions and provide guidance and insight on current events. Avina appears as a hologram, always taking the form of an Asari – one of the races found in the Milky Way Galaxy – and will be accessible at several terminals throughout the Nexus. With a limited capacity for discourse, Avina is more suited to offering information rather than opinions.
“Mass Effect” represents the scientific principle and basis behind most technology in the known galaxy. Mass effect fields are created through the use of element zero, which can increase or decrease the mass of space-time when subjected to an electrical current via dark energy. In space, mass effect fields have implications in everything from faster-than-light travel, to the creation of shields used to protect starships, to cryo-stasis pods, allowing a person to survive in a suspended state for extended voyages
Director of Colonial Affairs: Foster Addison
Foster Addison oversees all colonization logistics for the Andromeda Initiative, making sure all settlements are up and running and colonists have a place to live.
Nexus Superintendent: Nakmor Kesh
Nakmor Kesh, is a female Krogan and part of the core team of station engineers who built the Nexus. Her contributions during the mission include station upkeep and ensuring all facilities remain in working order.
Nexus Security: Sloane Kelley
Sloane Kelley is an Alliance-trained solider, and responsible for all security initiatives aboard the Nexus upon arrival in Andromeda.
With the Arks unable to refuel by traditional means in dark space, the journey to Andromeda is only made possible by the ODSY Drive System. The ODSY is a massive experimental drive core specifically designed for this trans-galactic voyage. It is capable of recycling static energy that would typically cause a starship to explode, instead storing it to power the Ark’s primary systems. Meanwhile, an electromagnetic ram-scoop will gather hydrogen from the Ark’s surroundings, converting it into fuel as needed.
The briefing page also features some new images to peruse over which you can see in the gallery below:
Last night at the Game Awards, BioWare showed some brand new gameplay for the next entry in the Mass Effect series, which gave us a better look at the game’s combat, the Nomad vehicle and other mechanics as well as a brief look at the Tempest, your new faithful ship.
Keep checking back with us for on the game as we head towards its release for PS4, Xbox One and PC early next year!
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