Mass Effect: Andromeda Team Briefing Introduces Your Squad

Following up on the second cinematic trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare released a new trailer for the sci-fi action-RPG detailing the game's expanded cast of characters that will work as the Pathfinder's crew.

The trailer above was made available via Gamespot, but originally comes from over on the official Mass Effect website where they go into detail about each important member of the crew and what their role will be with helping Ryder, the Pathfinder, make their way around Andromeda.

The trailer starts by explaining that the crew on the Tempest are traveling 2.5 million light years away from home and that they don't know what awaits them in Andromeda. You'll start with the main squad of Liam and Cora, two humans who are part of the Pathfinder team to find a new habitable home for humans after the events of Mass Effect 3.

The trailer explains that Alec Ryder, the father of the Ryder siblings, was the original Pathfinder that paved the way for the crew of the Ark Hyperion, setting up headway for other Pathfinders to eventually find a planet that's safe, full of resources and a prime opportunity to rebuild the human race.

In Mass Effect: Andromeda Cora Harper brings her experience with the asari matriarchs to the table, while Liam Kosta is a security specialist to ensure that the Ryder siblings stay safe in their travels. The last of the team mates is S.A.M., the Simulated Adaptative Matrix AI that will help the team during their travels and exploration.

Gamers won't be playing the leader of the Pathfinder group, though. Alec Ryder may be the head of the human team leading the exploration but in Mass Effect: Andromeda players will choose to play as either Scott or Sara Ryder.

The younglings will take over the Pathfinder task after whatever event befalls Alec Ryder. I'm sure it won't take long for people to find out what happens once they begin playing Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Over on the official website, they also briefly mention the other non-human crew mates that you will encounter throughout your journeys, such as Vetra, Peebee and Drack. They don't detail much about Vetra but they do mention that Drack is a grizzled war veteran from the krogan race, and Peebee is an asari labeled as a "free spirit".

They haven't really said much about whether or not the crew will play a massive role in how the story unfolds, but they usually added something significant to certain scenarios in Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3, where different crew members joining Shepard on various quests would sometimes alter how they would react, or contribute to the quest. I'm sure the same applies for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

You can look for the game to launch on March 21 as it opens up the spring gaming season, but EA Access members will be able to play the game a week earlier than everyone else. BioWare's latest space adventure will be available on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and have special features for the PS4 Pro.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.