Yesterday, alongside the release of the Official Cinematic Trailer For Mass Effect: Andromeda, another trailer was also released giving us an inside look at the events of, and leading up to, the main game.
The trailer titled Andromeda Initiative – Orientation Briefing acts as a sort of recruitment video, and tells of 4 arks that are on a journey to the “Golden Worlds” inside the Andromeda Helius Cluster. Recruits on the ship are put into cryosleep for the duration of the journey, which will take around 600 years.
Each ark has been assigned it’s own Pathfinder, who is a blend of elite soldier, scientist and guide. The purpose of this one-way trip is to find a suitable home for humanity on one of these “Golden Words’, in an effort of preservation of the multiple races that make their home in the Milky Way galaxy.
The first of many videos in the Andromeda Initiative program, in the coming months the program will further give us a look at topics such as “Arcs And Nexus Overviews”, “Ground And Space Vehicle Certification”, “Outpost Establishment guidelines”, “First Contact Protocol” and “Weapons, Biotics And Survival Training”.
In Mass Effect: Andromeda you play as one of these Pathfinders, choosing between siblings Scott and Sarah Ryder. Whichever one you choose to play as, the other character will also exist somewhere in the game world.