During The Game Awards 2016, BioWare debuted a new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay trailer. The trailer features combat, dialogue and more.
The Andromeda trailer was just one of several big reveals made during the annual industry awards event.
Mass Effect: Andromeda Gameplay Trailer – The Game Awards 2016
Describing the game as an “epic sci-fi adventure set in a vast, explorable galaxy,” the new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay trailer focuses on the game’s female protagonist Sara Ryder. It features dialogue gameplay as Sara interacts with a “hothead” female NPC. There’s also gameplay footage of the Nomad vehicle, which players can use to get around the game’s huge environments. A scanning and analysis tool will also help players to “interpret” everything they discover.
Moreover, Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s combat gameplay is on show in the trailer. Players will have access to “futuristic weapons, gear and powers” in order to take on enemies and fight for a “new home” for the human race and its allied species. Several of these combat abilities, including a jetpack, an invisibility power and a sniper rifle, can be seen in the trailer above.
Though it was arguably the most talked about showcase of the night, the Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay trailer wasn’t the only thing to impress at The Game Awards 2016.
Arkane Studios’ upcoming sci-fi thriller Prey also made an appearance, with a new gameplay trailer of its own. The footage, which features the male version of Morgan Yu over its female protagonist, shows the character getting about in zero-gravity, taking down alien enemies with powers (such as the kinetic blast), more uses for the Gloo cannon weapon, a look at the game’s crafting mechanic and a combat scene with some robot enemies too. An 8-minute, walkthrough version of the trailer can be found here.
Additionally, Phoenix Labs, a development studio made of up former Riot Games, Blizzard Entertainment, BioWare and Capcom developers, announced their debut game. Called Dauntless, it’s a free to play, co-op action RPG in which players assume the role of ‘Slayers,’ who are warriors that take on ferocious beat-like enemies called ‘Behemoths.’ According to the game’s announcement trailer, Dauntless will feature playable female characters and characters of colour too when it arrives on PC next year.