Mass Effect Andromeda will feature full nudity, in deep space

Mass Effect is no stranger to raunchy scenes, given its RPG romance elements. In every Mass Effect game so far, the player has been presented with opportunities to pursue romantic interests on the side, while, you know, saving humanity from a galactic omnicide. Mass Effect Andromeda will be no different.

In conversations on Twitter (cheers VG247), BioWare writer Aaryn Flynn described Mass Effect Andromeda as "softcore space porn." Oh my.

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BioWare's aims to make Mass Effect Andromeda's romance systems a little more fluid compared to other games in the series, which previously require the player to make a few flirtatious comments and then wait for the "point of no return" towards the end of the game, triggering an extraterrestrial tryst. The scenes were often a little wooden, though, which is also something BioWare hopes to eliminate.

Mass Effect Andromeda lost its "partial nudity" tentative rating from the ESRB during development, and has now been bumped up to "full nudity." The full ESRB rating isn't here yet, but Australia has given it an MA 15+ for "strong sex scenes and violence." Of course, the ESRB seems to have forgotten that all Mass Effect games have featured full nudity, at least, if you include the aliens.

Will Mass Effect Andromeda steal the raunch crown from The Witcher 3? We'll find out on March 21st when it launches for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC.

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