My celebratory play will have to wait until next week when backwards compatibility hits the Xbox. :D
Was anyone else hoping for an Andromeda tease of some kind today? I know I was.
Title: 1000 Words
Pairings: Female Shepard/Liara T'Soni
Characters: Liara T'Soni / Default Female Shepard / Garrus Vakarian (mentioned
A03 Link / Tumblr Link Rating: Teen and Up[Spoiler (click to open)]
She was so tired, every ounce of her entire body ached from the stress that she had endured over the past few weeks, from what had happened on Thessia to what happened with her own god damn clone a few minutes ago, she just wanted time to relax and have a moment to herself. So while the rest of her crew was currently on shore leave on the citadel, she quietly sneaked off the Normandy and headed back to Anderson’s apartment. On the way back, a news broadcast nearly broke her down right there “We are looking at a live report from thessia as a giant reaper has almost destroyed the asari homeworld, we have learned through a private contact on the citadel that Shepard was sent there, has the war hero finally been defeated, only time will tell.” the news report was cut off as the reaper had fired a blast, knocking out the camera man and the screen was reduced to static.
“Fucking bastards, Shepard does not need all this bullshit going on right now, she has enough stress as it is.” Garrus said slamming the cup of turian brandy on the table and nearly shattering it. “Easy Garrus, we’re frustrated too, but we’ll find that bastard Kai Leng and teach him a lesson once and for all.” Liara said her voice rising slightly as Kaidan was about to cut her off. “Now we are supposed to be on shore leave, so we better damn act like it…for all our sakes.” Liara said quickly, shaking her head for a moment. She sighed as she watched the crew walked back holding back a laugh at Garrus’s comment of needing to calibrate something and she sighed walking over to the datapad and picked it up, scrolling through the pictures that Shepard had asked them to take during each of there missions. “She’s at Anderson’s apartment, if you’re looking for her.” a voice said and Liara turned to see EDI standing there and smiling at her. “Thank you.” Liara said smiling to herself, as she walked off carrying the datapad along side her
Sighing deeply as took the elevator to Shepard’s planet, she felt her own tears falling down her cheeks, her friend was clearly stressed and grieving over the people they had lost and she couldn’t think of anything to say to her. She sighed and shook her head for a moment, clicking the open and watching as the door slowly opened. “Shepard?” Liara asked and sighed as she noticed Shepard crumpled on the couch and crying “Jane.” she said softly to herself and walked over to her, sitting down on the couch and wrapped her arms around her and pulling her close. “It’s okay.” Liara said resting her head on top of Shepard’s and stroking her hair softly. “Things happen all the time, people die, things go wrong but we need to keep fighting no matter what happens, because there is always someone who is going to have your back and want you to keep fighting, I love you Jane Shepard and I don’t want anything to happen to you, Garrus made me laugh…you know…when i walked off he muttered something about calibrations and I couldn’t stop laughing.” Liara said feeling the tears trickle down her cheeks and smiled as she heard Shepard laughing slightly. “We’re one to talk you know…we both have these catch phrases, yours is by the goddess.” Shepard said laughing as she reached her hand up wiping the tears out of her eyes. “And yours is I should go, but don’t go yet.” Liara said resting her head against Shepard’s and smiled softly
Title: Fleet and Flotila
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Special: Has some bad language
Pairings:Garrus Vakarian/Tali'Zorah nar Rayya / Kaidan Alenko / Female Shepard
Characters: Tali'Zorah nar Rayya (mentioned) , Garrus Vakarian , Kaidan Alenko (mentioned..kinda) / Female Shepard (unamed)
Link on AO3 /Link on Tumblr
Origin: Requested by a friend.[Spoiler (click to open)]
"You like fleet and flotilla, isn't that the turian and quarian equivalent of Romeo and Juliet." Shepard asked leaning forward and resting her arms on the workbunch. She nearly fell off the chair she was sitting on when she noticed the death glare that Garrus had given her. "And how would know that Shepard?" Garrus asked as he looked over at her, Shepard almost didn't want to tell him, the look on his face and the nervous way he was messing up with the datapad was enough to keep her satisfied for days but this information did need to be shared.
"I learned it from a console at the shadow broker base, shortly after Liara took over. I also know about the names on your visor and you killed a quarian by coughing on him." Shepard explained casually leaning back against the chair and looked over at Garrus, covering her mouth as she chuckled slightly by the weird expression on his face. "The shadow broker has that kind of information...well shit." Garrus muttered to himself, shaking his head as he turned back to the console he was working on.
"So, do you really like the movie or it to impress a certain female quarian tech expert, who happens to live a level bellow us and when we recruited tali again, you called her an angel behind the mask, you have become quite smitten with her, it almost seems like that stunt with that female turian at the bar was a way to try and make tali...or if i was single..jealous." Shepard said chuckling as she stood up. "I'm wondering what would happen if, I were to let this little bit of information slip to the rest of the crew or better yet Joker, he has been wanting to use the ship's loud system lately and he does love to gossip on the ship's personal life." Shepard said walking towards the door, her hands resting in the pocket's of her hoodie turning her head to notice that Garrus was standing there with his arms over his chest. "Talk Shepard, what do you want?" Garrus said taking a guess to where this was going. "One I want a remmatch on the top of the citadel, two I want you to get your feathery ass down to tali and let her know how you feel, you keep telling me to tell the person I care about that you love them, and hear you are keeping secrets, and one more tiny annoying thing..freaking call your dad." Shepard said turning around and walking off
Some Andromeda updates from some recent articles and some Q&A with developer Chris Wynn on TwitterRelease date: Holiday 2016
+ Potential remastered original trilogy for X1 and PS4? Answer was that he couldn't talk about it, but that seems to be an indication that the BW folks are at least thinking about it.
+ Drew Karpyshyn, the original writer for Mass Effect 1, has returned to BW. However, this is apparently to work on SWTOR but no one's ruled out that he'll be working on Andromeda either article link[Minor spoilers including a rumor of plot. Keeping it under here for those opposed to any game information of any kind]
Salient points from article at crossmap.
+ Main character is fully customizable (duh)
+ Unlikely to have cameos from previous games
+ But "non-character links" like the Mako will be present to make fans "feel at home" (so things other than the Mako will be showing up)
+ Mako seems to be a form of transportation we're going to use a lot
This bit about the plot of the game is from a reddit post (link in the article) but it seems close to the little hints we've heard before, but it's reddit, so grain of salt everyone:
"The next Mass Effect game takes place in the Helius Cluster (a cluster of 100s of solar systems in the Andromeda Galaxy), far removed by time and space from Commander Shepard's heroic acts and the final events of the Mass Effect trilogy. You are a pathfinder, a combat trained but un-tested explorer leading an expedition into the Helius cluster to establish a new home for humanity. As you explore this sprawling series of solar systems (over 4x the size of Mass Effect 3), collecting resources and building colonies, you will encounter the savagery of untamed lands in the form of cut-throat outlaws and warring alien races. To survive and colonize the wild reaches of space, you will need to grow your arsenal, your ship, your crew and make strategic (and often uneasy) alliances to fight against increasingly menacing foes. Along the way, you will encounter the remains of a once powerful and mysterious alien race, the Remnant, whose forgotten technology holds the key to gaining power in this region of the galaxy. As you uncover who the Remnant were, and the mysteries their ruins contain, you are drawn into a violent race to find the source of their forgotten technology that will determine the fate of humanity."
It will come as no surpise that next years ME4: Andromeda will have multiplayer. This article reveals a few scant details
on what they're calling "Horde mode."
Andromeda's Horde Mode will pit four real players against seemingly endless hordes of enemy troops and in various battlefields throughout the galaxy.
The mode will be similar to the Survival: Endless mode in the first Plants vs. Zombies game, but with the addition of objectives like assassinating targets or defusing bombs.
"Players fight together to survive increasingly difficult enemy attacks and accomplish objectives, like disabling a bomb near a colony base or assassinating a target," the post said