Mass Effect: Andromeda Collector’s Edition Revealed, Sign-Ups for Multiplayer Test Open

November 7, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

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It’s been a very, very busy day in the Mass Effect: Andromeda camp — hardly surprising, what with it being November 7 and all.

Earlier this morning we caught wind of the spectacular cinematic trailer for BioWare’s sequel, followed by scores of new gameplay and story details uncovered by Game Informer. There’s now word of the Andromeda Collector’s Edition. Priced at $199, the premium bundle comes packing a remote-controlled Mako — now known as the Nomad — and a host of other goodies. Crucially, the game itself has to be purchased separately.

Meanwhile, the Andromeda Initiative is now live. It’s seeking recruits, too, and BioWare has revealed that those who progress through the informative training will be eligible for select rewards. Ditto for the upcoming multiplayer test. By filling in an exhaustive survey, users will be able to partake in the beta once it goes live, though further detailed weren’t disclosed.

The Andromeda Initiative is currently seeking recruits. Registered recruits will be among the first contacted to receive critical mission information, special training opportunities, and will also be eligible for reward upon program completion. Orientation begins Nov. 7.

Lastly, according to BioWare’s latest teases, Mass Effect: Andromeda takes place around the year 2785, a full 600 years after the events that transpired in ME3. Due to the nature of space travel between our Milky Way and Andromeda, Ryder and Co. actually embarked on their journey before the Reaper war took place, conveniently leaving them in the dark by the time Mass Effect: Andromeda begins.

Here are two graphics illustrating those pre-order perks:

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Mass Effect: Andromeda touches down for PS4, Xbox One and PC in spring 2017.

[Sources: BioWare, Twitter, GameSpot]