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Mass Effect 2 teased in new trailer

Mass Effect 2 teased in new trailer

We've finally got a first taste of what to expect in Mass Effect 2 thanks to a new teaser trailer.

BioWare has finally released the first footage of Mass Effect 2 in a new teaser trailer this weekend, which you can watch below, along with two bits of concept art for the next game in the planned trilogy.

Disappointingly (but predictably), there's no actual gameplay footage to be seen in the trailer - just a ominous looking Geth footsoldier and a few status updates that list Shepherd, the player character from the first game, as KIA.

What exactly that might mean for the upcomign RPG sequel isn't exactly clear, though we do know from BioWare's previous comments that Mass Effect 2 will be a much darker game. Apparently it'll also focus on the continuing theme of what it means to be alive and at what point a technology can be classed as such.

"How does synthetic life or intelligence compare to real-, true-life or organic life?" said a BioWare developer in a leaked documentary. "How do you cross those boundaries, can we cross those boundaries, should we cross those boundaries? We really want to push into that direction."

If you're interested in knowing what was featured in the first game then you can check out our full Mass Effect PC review for details, or the Xbox 360 review if you prefer.

Check out the trailer below, then let us know what you think in the forums.

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Whalemeister 23rd February 2009, 12:27 Quote
WTF??!!! Shepherd KIA, there goes any thoughts of bringing you character from the first one.

Really can't wait for this one, just hope they don't stich up PC gamers with the delayed release again!
CardJoe 23rd February 2009, 12:41 Quote
...or he could just be undercover?

...or have his conciousness transferred to a Geth in order to infiltrate them?

...or mistakenly assumed to be dead after going outside the galaxy?

...or stranded on an alien planet?

...or kidnapped?
mooseguy 23rd February 2009, 12:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Whalemeister
WTF??!!! Shepherd KIA, there goes any thoughts of bringing you character from the first one.
Oh noes! He can't be! :'(

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Originally Posted by CardJoe

...or he could just be undercover?

...or have his conciousness transferred to a Geth in order to infiltrate them?

...or mistakenly assumed to be dead after going outside the galaxy?

...or stranded on an alien planet?

...or kidnapped?
Better :o
chrisb2e9 23rd February 2009, 13:16 Quote
cool, now if I could only finish the first one..
pimlicosound 23rd February 2009, 13:49 Quote
You can see that the Geth drone has "N7" printed on his armour, which was Shepherd's unit designation in the first game. That would suggest that Joe's idea bout Shepherd's consciousness getting implanted into a Geth might be right, or that the Geth might have a different role in Mass Effect 2, perhaps with one or more of them joining the galactic alliance.

Whatever it turns out to be, it will be awesome because it's BioWare.
DXR_13KE 23rd February 2009, 14:59 Quote
maybe he was a Geth all along...
Redbeaver 23rd February 2009, 15:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
...or he could just be undercover?

...or have his conciousness transferred to a Geth in order to infiltrate them?

...or mistakenly assumed to be dead after going outside the galaxy?

...or stranded on an alien planet?

...or kidnapped?

oooh, you're good....................... :)

cant wait for next installment!
Vash-HT 23rd February 2009, 20:25 Quote
I hope they release the PC version of this at the same time as the 360 release. I would rather have it for PC but I'll buy it for 360 if its out months before the PC version (and if the PC version works this time).
Shadowed_fury 23rd February 2009, 22:40 Quote
Shepherd always was female in my eyes. ahah
Sifter3000 24th February 2009, 08:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
maybe he was a Geth all along...

Let's hope it doesn't turn into Lost :p
Bauul 24th February 2009, 11:15 Quote
Personally I think the only route forward is if they rebuilt Soverign and let you ride him around the galaxy eating planets.

That would be the shizzle. ;)
pimlicosound 24th February 2009, 13:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Personally I think the only route forward is if they rebuilt Soverign and let you ride him around the galaxy eating planets.

That would be the shizzle. ;)

Like an evil, demented version of Flower.
docodine 19th March 2009, 01:27 Quote
Concentrating more on the PC version would be nice, Mass Effect PC was buggy to the point of unplayability, for me.

Hell, the only level with environmental hazards was missing all of its floor textures!
Xtrafresh 19th March 2009, 02:19 Quote
I gotta go play one :)

I must admit i kind of expected Bioware to turn the main character (or a love-interest) into a machine. They have been on that whole "what is life" thing longer then Haddaway by now!
Journeyer 19th March 2009, 09:12 Quote
Oooh... I'm all giddy with anticipation. :D
kenco_uk 19th March 2009, 14:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
Concentrating more on the PC version would be nice, Mass Effect PC was buggy to the point of unplayability, for me.

Hell, the only level with environmental hazards was missing all of its floor textures!

So they're not supposed to be missing then? I got frustrated with the amount of times I strayed off the path in the wheeled transport and instantly died.
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