BioWare’s new cinematic trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda today focused on the Pathfinder’s team while unveiling some more footage, not only of the big bad Kett Archon, but also a mysterious new race of aliens native to the Andromeda galaxy: the Angara. And they may or may not be friendly.
In the trailer, we see what appears to be Scott Ryder — one of two possible options for your protagonist player character — approaching a civilized and heavily militarized group of aliens at gunpoint, known as the “Angara.”
Little is known about this new alien race, which apparently sports similar colorations (shades of purple and blue) and head grooves as the Asari while having bovine legs like the Krogans and Salarians. They also appear quite sturdy and broad, though they’re obviously much smaller than even the tiniest of Krogans. Some of them sport similar tech monocles to what Garrus Vakarian brandished in the original Mass Effect series. It’s also worth noting that one of the Angara in the background looks surprisingly similar to a Twi’lek from the Star Wars universe.
An alien, presumably the leader, says of Ryder, “He’s a human from another galaxy, a Pathfinder.”
Scott Ryder laughs in the new alien’s face: “I don’t need an army. I’ve got a Krogan.” Here is the scene in question below:
Clearly, Scott needs to learn some lessons in diplomacy from his dear old dad. For now, we don’t know if this new race is friend or foe, but we’re bound to find out when we reach the Andromeda galaxy with Mass Effect: Andromeda’s release on March 21, 2017.
Check out the full trailer below: