Mass Effect: Andromeda footage leaks

Test footage of the much anticipated new Mass Effect game surfaces online.

A video containing gameplay of the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda has leaked online in the form of test footage.

The footage comes from an alleged 2014 prototype of the game, taken from a developer's VFX reel. It displays various effect constructions the title will contain and confirms the new game will sport a jet pack accessory the player can use to gain extra height. 

The video also shows what appears to be a extract of a cutscene, with the player character holding a gun to the head of an alien creature. The alien proceeds to use "pollen plumes" to knock the player unconscious. 

This leaked footage comes following an apparent Mass Effect: Andromeda marketing survey appearing online. Described as "an intense third-person shooter, with deep progression and customization systems", the game will apparently have you fighting for a new home for the human race. 

"Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way, where players will lead the fight for a new home in hostile territory - where WE are the aliens - opposed by a deadly indigenous race bent on stopping us.

This is the story of humanity's next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda galaxy."

It's likely we'll see more details on Mass Effect: Andromeda at this year's E3, but until then we can only wait. The title is aiming for a Q1 2017 release, pushed back from the initial Q4 2016 target when announced June 2015. 

Published Apr. 3rd 2016
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