BioWare has released some new images to get gamers geeked and excited for the upcoming third-person, space-faring, sci-fi RPG, Mass Effect: Andromeda. The newest images give gamers a look at the long-awaited multiplayer and some of the character customization.
You'll be able to select your character's gender, their outfit colors and class. However, you won't be able to change their facial features. Melo followed up that shot with another shot, this time showing a human male infiltrator. The shot shows a level 7 character who is labeled as a "Common Class".
Much like Mass Effect 3, there are three special skills for the character, along with a bonus class stat. The image also shows that other classes in the character menu are at different levels, so you can level-up the character(s) of your choosing.
The third image finally shows the appearance customization. Mass Effect: Andromeda may let you sculpt your character's face in the single-player portion of the game, but in multiplayer they'll mostly be hidden behind a helmet anyway.
The customization includes changing the three different color tints on the outfit. The image explains something crucial to customization: the more you level up the more access you'll gain to new patterns and colors. So basically, you'll be able to tell the newbies from the veterans in Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer based on how technically varied their suit livery is.
Hiding some of the character customization behind unlocks means that it's going to force a lot of people to put in some time with the multiplayer co-op mode in Mass Effect: Andromeda in order to build the perfect Pathfinder.
I can't speak for how well this will work, because different gamers have different thresholds when it comes to what they like and don't like as far as unlocks go. However, despite all the controversy surrounding the ending of Mass Effect 3, a lot of people did mention how much they loved the multiplayer in the game.
So if BioWare can manage to capture lightning in a bottle a second time with Mass Effect: Andromeda, they very well could have another hit on their hands, if not for the single-player at least for the multiplayer. Unfortunately, they did cancel the public multiplayer test, but they will offer gamers a chance to play it at PAX East. You can look for Mass Effect: Andromeda to launch on PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and Xbox One starting March 21st.