'Mass Effect: Andromeda' rumors: Commander Shepard will not be in the game

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Official information on “Mass Effect: Andromeda” was recently released by Bioware. The game is slated to hit the shelves in early 2017 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The update was released in the last N7 day last Nov. 7, an event created by Bioware to gather fans in celebration of “Mass Effect.”

Fans can expect to explore new grounds, and throttle new challenges in the “Mass Effect” universe. The new game will be set in the Helius Cluster, a group of hundreds of solar systems in the Andromeda Galaxy.

A massive leak posted by a Reddit user detailed a heap of interesting information about the upcoming game. It said, “You are a pathfinder, a combat trained but untested explorer leading an expedition into the Helius cluster [in the Andromeda galaxy] to establish a new home for humanity. As you explore this sprawling series of solar systems (over four times the size of Mass Effect 3), collecting resources and building colonies, you will encounter the savagery of untamed lands in the form of cut-throat outlaws and warring alien races.”

There are speculations that Commander Shepard, one of the protagonists in the game, will not have an appearance in Andromeda since the game is set hundreds of years after the first version of the game.

The games’ deluxe edition includes a ton of swag for the fans. Items include a Pathfinder Casual Outfit, Scavenger Armor, Pathfinder Elite Weapon Set (4), Pet Pyjak (Monkey), Digital Soundtrack, Multiplayer Deluxe Launch Pack $5 value, selling at $69.99.

“Mass Effect” has two collector’s editions, which retail at $99.99 and $199.99. Both feature a diecast version of the Nomad vehicle, but the pricier option has it remote controlled.

Bioware also developed other well-known games such as the “Dragon Age” series and “Star Wars: The Old Republic.”

“Mass Effect: Andromeda” will arrive in spring 2016.