Followers of BioWare’s eternally-praised Mass Impact franchise had been handled to fairly a spectacle immediately on social media, simply in time for the annual N7 vacation that commemorates the sci-fi RPG sequence each November.
Nonetheless, this undoubtedly wasn’t your traditional celebration of days previous with Commander Shepherd. As a substitute, we bought one thing cosmically hype-inducing, to place it calmly.
Beginning this morning, it initially got here within the type of quite cryptic clips posted on EA’s official website that every solely final a couple of seconds, and got here with some mysterious transcript codes on the prime, adorned with notable terminology like “Andromeda”, “Alliance”, together with “Epsilon”, “Oculon”, “Nebula”.
The clips on their very own had been exhausting to decipher for particulars, however by the tip of the afternoon EA had lastly launched a full model of the complete scene, all 34 savory seconds of it.
Naturally, gamers flocked to the likes of Twitter and Reddit to take a position and pull aside each millisecond and each visible element of the video that they will. There isn’t a dialogue of any type, or any textual content on display screen that provides something away in anyway.
The point of interest is a mysterious, masked character decked in some very slick-looking N7 gear. Brandishing a pistol, they stroll via a hall and out into an unrecognizable however possible unforgiving panorama on an unnamed planet.
There isn’t a copious quantity of issues to make word of, other than the unknown character strolling previous a Krogan within the very first second of the video. We’d possible assume that this ominous-looking individual is our new protagonist, and about all we’ve to go on is that they’re tall and slender in physique, and carrying N7 gear which appears to point their given faction.
Some have identified that “Epsilon”, which is the fifth letter within the Greek alphabet, might probably trace at a possible identify for the franchise’s fifth installment. Others speculate that every one three phrases, “Epsilon”, “Oculon”, and “Nebula”, might additionally function an abbreviation for “Eon”, one other potential title.
Regardless of the case, EA clearly wished to be a focus for each die-hard fan on this event, and so they undoubtedly have. It’s the largest disclose to date since BioWare’s blog post late final yr. As to after we could get extra of an official have a look at what to anticipate with “Mass Impact 5”, our educated guess can be the Sport Awards on December 7, precisely one month from now.
If that proves to be the case, we’ll undoubtedly be light-speed quick with protection of that announcement.