BioWare Reacts! Mass Effect: Andromeda

We gave you the announce trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Fans proceeded to record their reactions and post them to YouTube, and a question arose: how would we react to your reactions? Here are the results.

A big thank you to all who watched the trailer and recorded reaction videos. We love you all! Here are the videos we reacted to:

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Luk and Audrey Play Games

BioWare Base Hits the Road Again

It’s finally summer, and once again we’re hitting the road. We’re packing the van full of devs, stories, and swag, and touring around. If you’re hoping to catch up with us, here’s a list of the shows we will be attending:


We’re also still looking for other great opportunities to meet with our fans, so stay tuned to the BioWare blog and Twitter for future updates.

If you don’t find your favorite convention on the list, let us know about it. We’re currently looking at events for our 2016 season, so tweet @bioware and let us know where you’d like to see us go next.

In Case You Missed It #2

Welcome to “In Case You Missed It,” a biweekly recap of the latest and greatest floating around the BioWare social media universe.

We premiered our announce trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda at E3.

Fans reacted.

Other fans really reacted. In the best way possible. 
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This is just a sample of the reactions we saw. Check out the Storify for more reaction goodness.

For the #DAIMP weekend challenge, we asked players to unleash 20 jars of bees on unsuspecting enemies.

Because our small, stinging, winged friends are the soldiers the Inquisition needs.

We’re going to be at San Diego Comic-Con. Let us know if you’ll be there too.

That’s it, folks. Tweet us with photos, screencaps, anything BioWare-related that you think is cool and we might include it in future installments.

Introducing Mass Effect™: Andromeda

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Today we debuted the first cinematic trailer for our next game, Mass Effect™: Andromeda. While we are still many months away from the game’s release date in holiday 2016, we’re excited to show you a bit of where we’re at. First, though, some background on the game itself.

When we wrapped up the original Mass Effect trilogy with Mass Effect 3: Citadel in early 2013, planning and design on Mass Effect: Andromeda was already well underway. We knew we wanted to start with a foundation composed of the best parts of any Mass Effect game: exciting new worlds to discover, great characters, and intense action. At the same time, we clearly wanted to expand the definition of what you should expect from a Mass Effect game.

While we aren’t ready to go into too many details just yet, as you saw in the trailer and can tell by the name, this game is very much a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy. You will play a human, male or female, though that’s actually not the character you saw in the trailer (more on that later). You’ll be exploring an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, and piloting the new and improved Mako you saw. And through it all, you will have a new team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight alongside of, and fall in love with.

We built this trailer in Frostbite™, our game engine, and it represents our visual target for the final game. We are thrilled by what we’ve already been able to achieve in bringing Mass Effect to Frostbite and by putting our entire focus on PC and current gen consoles. With the time remaining in development, we’re excited about the possibility to push things even more.

Thank you again for all of the support you keep showing us, and we’re looking forward to sharing more details with you near the end of the year. Until then, the teams in our Montreal, Edmonton, and Austin studios will be hard at work creating an entirely new adventure for you to lose yourselves in.


Aaryn Flynn, Studio General Manager, BioWare Canada

Yanick Roy, Studio Director, BioWare Montreal


Josephine Character Kit


The Inquisition’s power is not absolute: it must earn its place among the forces in conflict. Sister Leliana understands this well, and has called on an old friend, Lady Josephine Montilyet, to be the Inquisition’s ambassador in the halls of the influential. The eldest daughter of a noble Antivan family, Josephine is a rising star among diplomats, skilled at forging alliances with tact, grace, and carefully cultivated favors. She is a consummate planner who understands that resurrecting the Inquisition will require support and goodwill from Thedas’s movers and shakers. Fortunately, the ambassador enjoys a challenge, and she sincerely believes that the Inquisition is the best way to halt the chaos sweeping Thedas.

Download the full kit here.

For all other character kits, click here.

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