Mass Effect: Andromeda finally has a release date

It's been a long time coming, but Bioware has finally announced that Mass Effect: Andromeda will hit stores in late March. In particular, Andromeda will land for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe.

When it was initially announced, Mass Effect: Andromeda was expected for a 2016 release. That was later delayed for a general "early 2017" timeframe, allowing Bioware to get everything about the game just right. From Bioware:

Mass Effect: Andromeda is our most ambitious Mass Effect game to date. We're telling completely new stories, creating new characters, new planets, new species, and introducing new gameplay systems. And for the first time, we're bringing Mass Effect to the Frostbite game engine, an incredible engine that's delivering a tremendous graphical jump from the trilogy to Mass Effect: Andromeda. To deliver on this, we're taking all the time we can to make sure you're getting the best possible experience.

Mass Effect: Andromeda takes place after the events of Mass Effect 3 in the Andromeda galaxy. As Bioware notes, you'll be able to check out all-new planets, characters, and species in a gamethat should exceed the scope of previous entries in the series. You'll look good doing it, too, with HDR and 4K support on board.

In the meantime, Mass Effect: Andromeda is available for pre-order now. Will you be picking up Mass Effect: Andromeda in March? Let us know in the comments!

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