Yes, I know it’s not Shepard anymore, it’s Ryder now, but it is Shepard. Okay. IT IS. They can pretend it’s a whole new series and whatever, but Commander Shepard is forever. With that out of the way, BioWare’s creative director Mac Walters has dropped an intriguing bit of information about Mass Effect Andromeda‘s male and female protagonists. They’re…
ENGAGE SPOILER WARP.
… Brother and sister. And, whichever one you choose to play as, the other one is also out there. Somewhere. Telling mom that you didn’t feed the cat because you were too busy saving the universe, and it’s not fair that you get special treatment just because you’re, you know, busy saving the universe, and I wasn’t even allowed out after 10 when I was that age.
“We’re seeing our male character. At E3 we got to see the female Ryder character, and now we’re seeing the male Ryder character. What a lot of people don’t know, a little surprise here – is that these two are brother and sister,” Walters explained to PlayStation Access during a gameplay demo at the PlayStation Meeting last night.
“And they both exist in the game world at the same time. And so if you’re playing as the sister Ryder, female Ryder, you know your brother is out there somewhere in the universe. And another fun little tidbit, is the character we saw two E3s ago, the N7, is actually their father. So we’ve got the full Ryder family now revealed. We’ll do names and things in the future.”
But what about the MomShep? If she’s the bad guy, I called it first. And I won’t even blame her, what with those bratty kids never feeding the cat and everything. That stuff adds up, and then, BOOM. Galactic war.