Mass Effect: Andromeda novels will bring the backstory

Mass Effect: Andromeda was finally shown off at E3 this year, bringing a lot of hype to the Mass Effect community. The games have been huge hits over the years, and despite some controversial endings like in Mass Effect 3, it’s been revealed that the choices in the previous games will not affect any events in Andromeda. The ending of Mass Effect 3 left many confused, but thankfully, next month, the first of four Mass Effect tie-in novels published by Titan Books will begin to explain what happened after.

The events in Andromeda are set many, many years after the ending of Mass Effect 3, and Tita Books promises that “The novels will act as prequel and sequels to the events in the games and will become part of the overarching Mass Effect saga. They will focus on key characters and answer the many questions fans have been asking.”


Only two authors have been signed on to write these novels as of now. The first novel will be written by N. K. Jemisin, author of Hugo and Nebula nominated novel “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.” The last novel will be written by Mac Walters, creative director over at Bioware.

The first novel is due out in August, with two more arriving in March and September of 2017 and Walters’ book coming even later in 2018. Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released in Q1 of 2017 and is developed by BioWare and published EA Games for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.


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