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Jun 29, 2016 11:35 AM EDT

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Trilogy Novel Picks-Up From Video Gameplay; E3 Trailer Concealed Major Game Elements?


"Mass Effect: Andromeda" is launching next spring, linking to it the story of the original video game trilogy.

"Mass Effect: Andromeda Initiative" will be the first series to be published by Titan Books this August. The book will be followed by three more novels whose titles are still un-named. All three are to be published in March 2017, September 2017, and March 2018, respectively.

Titan Books will also publish three novels for "Dishonored" this year and "Deus Ex" in 2017. "Dishonored: The Corroded Man," written by Adam Christopher, will be released in September and future release of Christopher's two more books will be in February and June 2017. The tie in stories between "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" and "Deus Ex: Mankind" divided game, will be "Deus Ex: Black Light," written by James Swallow. It is launching on August 23.

In "Mass Effect" trilogy from Bioware, moral choices will serve as the core, but the binary systems used in the games reportedly will not return in 2017's "Mass Effect: Andromeda." Instead, the famous RPG developer uncovered that a new system will be introduced focusing on moral shades of grey.

"Mass Effect" creative director Mac Walters spoke described the old system as a core part of who Shepard was but the Andromeda team will not tackle that anymore, Alphr reported.

Meanwhile, the "Mass Effect: Andromeda" trailer showed during the E3, does not show a whole lot of gameplay front.  Aside from revealing a new character Ryder, rumors around the story of "Mass Effect: Andromeda," new crew members, environments and Mako exploration were confirmed, What Culture reported. A quick look at the Temptest, on the other hand, will be the new ship for exploring the distant galaxies rather than "Mass Effect's" Normandy ship.

"Mass Effect Andromeda" released will not be released until 2017, launching five years after the release of "Mass Effect 3." The game starts off by telling a new story of humanity exploring the Andromeda Galaxy with a new main character, Ryder.

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