A new Mass Effect game is coming. While we kinda already knew that, there’s now an official teaser trailer featuring a familiar face from the original Mass Effect trilogy.

The trailer was first shown during The Game Awards 2020. Since then, we have learned a little bit more about the upcoming game. But first – the Mass Effect teaser trailer:

The trailer doesn’t show much (it is just a teaser after all), but it does reveal Liara T’Soni will be back. It also seems to suggest the new game will take place after the events of Mass Effect 3.

After a quick tour through the galaxy and a broken mass relay, we approach a frozen planet. On its surface, we can see Liara hiking up what looks like a dead Reaper. She then leans down and picks up a fragment of an N7 armor – presumably Shepard’s.

So we can guess that the new game will be tied to Shepard’s trilogy and not the Mass Effect: Andromeda spin-off. Although it could technically be for both… Liara is an Asari, a species that can live for over a millennium. It could be possible the game takes place after Andromeda, but within the bounds of the Milky Way galaxy.

It also means that one of Mass Effect 3’s 3 endings is now canon. Judging by the dead Reaper and the fact Liara doesn’t have green markings all over her face, we can say that this ending is the Destruction (red) ending.

But the Mass Effect teaser isn’t the only Mass Effect news we got. We also know who’ll be involved in its development. The video’s description reads: “A veteran team at BioWare is in the early stages of what is on the horizon for the Mass Effect franchise.”

Casey Hudson, BioWare’s general manager and director of the original Mass Effect games, has recently left BioWare, so he isn’t one of those veterans. But Mass Effect project director Michael Gamble reassures fans that many of the original trilogy’s creators are working on the new Mass Effect game.

Gamble already confirmed via Twitter that Dusty Everman, Parrish Ley, Brenon Holmes, and Derek Watts will be returning.

That is all we have for you so far. We do think it’ll be some time before we get any more substantial news about the new Mass Effect game, but the teaser should at least give you hope the series will be back on track soon.

Well, maybe not soon…

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