Mass Effect Andromeda hits stores in less than a month, and BioWare is finally revealing the voice acting cast. The sci-fi action RPG series has always enjoyed the some major acting talent in the roles of various space marines, conflicted assassins, and space frogs.
Andromeda, the latest entry, promises to reboot the series by taking it 600 years further into the future. The original trilogy ended on a pretty final note no matter which ending the player chose, so it’s a logical direction to take.
As in previous games, though, the player will assemble a varied team composed of wildly different alien races, and a few of those races are making a return appearance. For example: Lexi T’Perro, the 600-year-old Asari played by Natalie Dormer.
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Lexi is the ship’s doctor, and a major character in the game. According to the video BioWare released this week, she’s the one who wakes up the player from cryogenic stasis. The doctor is available throughout the game for advice and perspective on story events, and presumably wields some butt-kicking biotic powers herself.
The Game of Thrones alum isn’t the first big name to step into the Mass Effect universe. Along with voice acting stars like Jennifer Hale and Steve Blum, the series has given roles to Martin Sheen, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Keith David, Seth Green, and more.
The publisher is slowly teasing out the cast for Mass Effect Andromeda, but so far it seems like a similar high level of star power.
Also interesting is Lexi’s age. She’s 600 years old, and the ship the player arrives on has just completed a 600-year journey to the Andromeda galaxy. The main character, a human, was cryogenically frozen during the trip. Was Lexi?
BioWare hasn’t said if Lexi is the result of some freak accident that resulted in an infant Asari raising herself on board the ship like a sci-fi take on The Jungle Book, but it’s an interesting thought.
Mass Effect Andromeda will release on March 21, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.