Everyone’s on the lookout for the latest Mass Effect: Andromeda news and we’re here to satiate your thirst for knowledge.
This latest bit of knowledge came from Game Informer. In their recent article “22 Random Tidbits about Mass Effect Andromeda,” they dropped this bombshell:
Not all of the races from the original trilogy appear in Andromeda, but they may show up in future installments. “We’ve designed the IP in such a way that they can all show up,” Walters says. “For hopefully obvious reasons, they’re not all going to show up in the first game.”
Mass Effect: Andromeda Missing Races
Based on the E3 trailer from earlier this year, we already know that the 4th Mass Effect game will have the Asari, Krogans, Salarians, and of course Humans.
This takes into account some of the major races of the original trilogy, as well as the races of previous squad mates in the game. That only leaves the Drell, Turians, Geth, Quarians, and Protheans as the only races left unaccounted for that previously had a major role in the player’s party.
However, that still doesn’t take into account the several minor races the original trilogy had. Batarians, Hanar, Volus, Elcors any many others may not have had playable representatives, but they still served a purpose in the game’s world and narrative.
But don’t worry. The whole point of Andromeda is that it’s a brand new galaxy to explore. While we may lose some fan favorites like the Quarians or the Geth, there’s certainly something new that players will grow attached to.
We’ve already learned a bit about some of the new races for the upcoming title – the Kett and Remnant. And both already have some fairly interesting stories and concepts behind them based on what the developers have said.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what Andromeda has to offer. But for those that are really worried about their favorite race not reappearing, Bioware has said that it’s still possible for them to reappear in future installments of the series.