Taking place sometime after the events of Mass Effect 2, while the Reaper invasion was still unknown, several species band together to create the "Andromeda Initiative".
The NeoGAF gaming community has been rounding up the information from Game Informer's December cover story on Mass Effect: Andromeda. They certainly put the fear in Ryder, the new male character for the series. And how you're going to take up the mantle of Pathfinder, leading an expedition of humans to a new galaxy far beyond the one we all explored in the original trilogy?
So if you're interested in trying out a Xbox 360 classic but don't already own a copy of the game, you can still give it a go like everyone else.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is scheduled to release in the Spring of 2017. You'll also be able to reconfigure your setup at certain points in the game due to a "narrative reason" to allow you to test multiple play styles.
March 21 also falls on a Tuesday, the day of the week most games are released. We don't see the antagonist in this trailer, except from behind and slightly to the side, but they seem scary enough.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a highly anticipated game, and highly anticipated games often get a lot of pre-orders. For starters, we can be more or less sure that the Ryder family will see plenty of action, and new gameplay details have also come into our attention. He was only then resurrected by Cerberus two years later - coincidentally the exact same year the Andromeda Expedition set off on their 600 year long journey.
You can play as either Scott or Sara Ryder, children of the Pathfinder, both of whom are present in the story no matter whom is chosen. Navigate the uncharted reaches of the Andromeda Galaxy to unravel its mysteries, discover vivid alien worlds, and lead the charge to find humanity a new home among the stars.
Multiplayer will affect the main game's campaign - though not as extensively as it did in Mass Effect 3 - and is described as an improvement on ME3's four-player horde mode.