Mass Effect: Andromeda's Male and Female Characters Both Exist In-Game, Are Family

BioWare reveals key details about the Ryder family.


The Mass Effect series has always allowed players to choose between male and female characters, but in Mass Effect: Andromeda both versions of the protagonist, Ryder, will exist in the universe and are actually related.

"What people don't know, a little surprise here, is these two are brother and sister," Mac Walters, creative lead on Andromeda, told PlayStation Access. "They both exist in the game world at the same time. So if you're playing as the sister--the female Ryder--your brother is somewhere in the universe."

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Not only that, but the character shown in the first reveal trailer wearing the N7 armor is also related to the Ryder siblings.

"Another fun little tidbit is the character we saw two E3s ago in the N7 is actually their father. We've got the full Ryder family now revealed. We'll do names and things in the future."

During Sony's PlayStation Meeting it was revealed that Andromeda will take advantage of the new hardware in the PlayStation Pro, and a 4K gameplay video was shown. BioWare later confirmed Andromeda will run at 30 FPS across both PS4 and the PS4 Pro.

BioWare's Aaryn Flynn also revealed a brand new Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer will be shown on November 7 to "officially open the doors to the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe." This date is N7 Day, which BioWare uses to celebrate its sci-fi franchise.

Mass Effect: Andromeda launches in 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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