Game Informer has gone up with a set of three new Mass Effect: Andromeda screenshots as part of its month-long of exclusive coverage on the game, showing the new Nomad vehicle, scanning, and combat abilities.
Get the screenshots and information below.
This vehicle is called the Nomad. It’s like the Mako from the first Mass Effect, except it controls better and doesn’t have any offensive weaponry. Rather than create two different combat systems – one for on-foot and one for vehicles – the team at BioWare decided refine just the third-person gunplay. The planet the Nomad is driving across is Elaaden, a scorching (and optional) desert world.
Scanning is a big part of your progression. As you explore, you scan objects like lifeforms and technology, and that information fills out your codex and gives you more info on the world. However, it also feeds into the crafting system, unlocking new recipes for weapons and armor.
If you like throwing gouts of flame, you aren’t restricted to a particular class. Because of Andromeda’s flexible skill system, Ryder can learn any ability, and isn’t locked into a single progression tree. This capability is unique to Ryder as the Pathfinder; other party members fill more traditional roles.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in spring 2017.