New Mass Effect: Andromeda Gameplay Premieres At PAX East

Liam Kosta is the focus of this new gameplay video.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda is almost here. Now, some new gameplay footage from the RPG has arrived.

During a PAX East panel this week, BioWare showed off the squadmate Liam's loyalty mission, which you can see in the gameplay video below captured by DualShockers. There's a good amount of combat in the video, including some sequences were the player dies, so we know what that looks like now. As usual, if you're worried about any kind of story spoilers, you may want to avoid the video.

Mass Effect 3 did not have loyalty missions, but BioWare confirmed last year that Andromeda would. Loyalty missions were one the of best aspects of Mass Effect 2, as they let you take part in a missions designed to flesh out the backstory of your various squadmates, with each character getting their own.

"As a writer, one of the things I loved was the freedom to say, 'I know this character is coming along,' so they can carry a lot of the narrative," creative director Mac Walters said in the past. "That made my job easier, but it also made it more fun, because I could tell a more specific story in one of those missions."

You can watch some footage of Peebee's loyalty mission here.

Andromeda launches on March 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A free trial for the game will be available through the EA/Origin Access programs on Xbox One and PC starting on March 16. This 10-hour trial lets players test multiplayer and single-player, though the campaign component is locked to a set number of missions.

For more on Andromeda, check out GameSpot's hands-on impressions of the multiplayer mode. You can also get a sneak peek of the game's strategy guide here.

Keep checking back with GameSpot for more on Andromeda as part of our new video series. Here's a teaser:

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