A new batch of Mass Effect Andromeda screenshots are making the rounds, showing off new sides of our shipmates and other potential allies.
In the screenshots, we can clearly pick out Kallo Jath, the Salarian pilot who helms the Tempest ship, but the other characters are a little more difficult to put a name to.
The young Krogan talking with the Ryder sister is clearly not Drack, the veteran Krogan we’ve seen in other trailers and screenshots, because his armor and the pattern of his head are different. The Asari is also not the bandit-eyed Peebee, this one’s markings focused on her chin rather than her eyes.
Another elderly, bearded man in the screenshots looks like he could potentially be Alec Ryder, the father of the twin protagonists, but he is reportedly missing throughout the game, meaning he shouldn’t be popping up in screenshots.
The rest are characters covered up by visors or environmental shots. They’re pretty but not overly revealing.
Mass Effect’s best characters sometimes slip through the cracks
To this day, Lorik Qui’in is still in my top 5 favorite Mass Effect characters despite only having a single quest revolve around him. The way he carries himself throughout his conversation with Shepard just spells out that he is a confident dude who is not to be messed with. He’s the reason I started to include “indeed” in my everyday vocabulary.
The point is, no matter who these mystery characters turn out to be, they could be some of the best the series has to offer. You’ll find brilliant writing and acting in every corner of the Mass Effect universe, from the coolest squadmates like Garrus and Mordin to NPCs who barely impact the game. Just take them as they come because you’ll never know who will stand out.
Mass Effect Andromeda will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 21.