BioWare reveals a brand new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay trailer that focuses on combat. The video has been released as part of a new ‘gameplay series’ aiming to promote the game before its release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One next month.
This is just one of a handful of new trailers for the game that have been released in the last few months. The Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer from The Game Awards even included a look at dialogue.
Mass Effect: Andromeda Gameplay Trailer – Combat
The trailer focuses on weapons and skills, explaining that Andromeda‘s combat is built to be “fluid” and “fast-paced” and offers “amazing freedom of movement.” One example of this is the jump jet which allows players to jump, evade and hover on the battlefield. This is useful in a pinch, as is the “seamless cover system” that lets players use almost anything as cover; even the Mako.
Weapon-wise, Mass Effect: Andromeda has four different categories of guns (pistols, shotguns, sniper and assault rifles) and guns and each are available with no class restrictions. Weapons can also have three different tech types as Milky Way ones use projectiles and are great against shields. Remnant weapons have beams with high rates of fire though you have to wait for them to cooldown. Helios weapons, meanwhile, are plasma-based and can use heat-seeking technology or charge-technology that deals more damage if the player charges it.
The skills in Mass Effect: Andromeda don’t have any class restrictions either and are split into three main categories. Combat skills offer things like weapon accuracy and access to grenades and tripmines, tech skills use experimental weapons and abilities such as flamethrower, energy drain and an assault turret. Biotics use dark energy and control mass an gravity, allowing players to pull and throw enemies, using enemies as a shield and abilities like ‘singularity’ which can destroy anything in its surroundings.
From the sounds of it, Mass Effect: Andromeda players will really need to pair these weapons and skills together and think tactically to take them down. Enemies have different strengths and weakness such as ones with armor that aren’t susceptible to certain skills and enemies with shields must have their shields taken down before taking on their health bars but those shields can be recharged.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released on March 21 (NA)/March 23 (Europe) on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.