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How does Mass Effect: Andromeda Relate To The Previous Mass Effect Games?

Mass Effect: Andromeda takes place just before the Reaper invasion featured in Mass Effect 2. The Tempest embarks on a 600 year journey to the Andromeda Galaxy. Its main mission is to find a new world for humanity to colonise and thrive.

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Even though the game does start in the middle of the original Mass Effect trilogy it technically doesn't officially get going until centuries after the end of Mass Effect 3. This however doesn’t mean that Andromeda will be a huge departure from the original series. The developers have promised there will be nods to the previous games throughout Andromeda, there will be a lot of fan service for veteran players of the series to scope out.

Players of the previous Mass Effect games will feel right at home though as the Tempest is Andromeda’s answer to Shepard’s space ship the SSV Normandy. You will also be able to explore planet surfaces in the NOMAD, an upgraded version of the M35 Mako from the original trilogy.

So as you can see, there are several similarities and links between Mass Effect: Andromeda and the previous Mass Effect trilogy.

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The Story of Mass Effect: Andromeda

The Story for Mass Effect: Andromeda follows a brand new character by the name of Ryder and begins right after the events of Mass Effect 2 just before the Reaper invasion. Ryder begins his/her 600 year trip to the Andromeda Galaxy in cryo-sleep and wakes up as one of the first humans ever to explore the Andromeda galaxy.


The Story of Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect: Andromeda has been announced for release in Europe on 23 March 2017. We’re getting you up to speed on the stories from the first three games in the franchise.


The Story of Mass Effect 2

We’re getting you up to speed on the stories from the first three games in the franchise. So here’s all you need to know about the Mass Effect 2 story, the second in the series.