Watch the new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay trailer

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We knew there'd be a new Mass Effect: Andromeda (opens in new tab) trailer at The Game Awards, and here it is!

The trailer shows off more than I expected, with narration describing some of the features that'll differentiate Andromeda from the original trilogy. The combat definitely looks like a speedy action game, perhaps with some Dishonored influence—which is the way the series has been trending. I'm not sure if pausing and squad commands are involved this time around, but it does look pretty cool, as I do want to teleport (ahem, technically Biotic Charge as has been pointed out!) and shoot fire out of my hand. 

We've also learned that resource collection and crafting are emphasized, and there's a scanning tool (we saw a bit of it in the PS4 Pro trailer) that seems to act as detective vision. In general, it appears more 'open worldy' when planetside, with the return of wheeled transportation and bigger wildlife to fight—or be horribly, horribly murdered by.

There's also a chance you'll get murdered by Kett, which are the new alien bad guy race (opens in new tab) BioWare revealed a few weeks back. We're not certain of their role in the overall rim world narrative Mass Effect is going for, but coupled with our expert analysis (opens in new tab) of the last trailer (opens in new tab), it might have something to do with space.

Mass Effect: Andromeda (opens in new tab) is set to release sometime next March. 

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.