Mass Effect: Andromeda has a release date, and it’s soon

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After many years of silence and a slow drip feed of information in the past few months, developer Bioware have confirmed Mass Effect: Andromeda will be launching on March 21 2017 in North America and March 23 in Australia/Europe.

Bioware general manager Aaryn Flynn made the announcement this morning in a blog post where he thanked players for their patience, and surprisingly “even [their] lack of patience in some instances,” as they completed the game. That has to be the first time I’ve heard something like that from a developer. Flynn said the Bioware team had been playing a near completed “holiday build” of the game over the, well, holidays and the game is ready to go.

We got our first look at Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay during the Playstation 4 Pro announcement in September, as well as a cinematic trailer on November 7 (N7 Day)Sadly it was announced during the last E3 that choices made during the Mass Effect trilogy won’t have any effect on Andromeda, which is a shame.

But even if they did, it probably still wouldn’t mean I could bring Garrus back to me

Console Tom about the loss of Garrus (again) on Twitter: @tomdheath. Don’t forget to follow @load_screen and like us on Facebook.

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