‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Release Date, News & Update: New Alien Race to Arrive as Story Changes; Details about Kett, Alien Antagonist Revealed!

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Nov 15, 2016 06:00 AM EST

"Mass Effect: Andromeda" revealed a new race of aliens called Kett. It was reported that this bunch belongs to the line of bad guys so judging by their looks, they could really wreck havoc in the Andromeda galaxy.

During their visit to BioWare Montreal, Game Informer was able to have a talk with "Mass Effect: Andromeda" art director Joel MacMillan. They discussed things related to the development of the game and the topic about the addition of brand-new aliens was touched on as well.

The talk about the new aliens led to the reveal of how they look and images of them were made available online. MacMillan explained that since BioWare is creating fresh plotline coupled with new characters, it is just right to have new "Mass Effect: Andromeda" antagonists, in the form of aliens, too.

As shown in the filmed interview, the art director noted that their company took an unusual approach in creating the Kett aliens. This is why they would be totally different from the alien races in the older game versions.

"Unlike the clean, sleek, hard looks of most of the alien races in the Mass Effect trilogy, Kett features a more organic look, from their armor and clothes down to body built," MacMillan said. The Bioware art director also shared that although the Kett has been designated to be a villain in "Mass Effect: Andromeda," they are not that all bad. He said that BioWare wants them to portray them as foreboding but not to the point of looking really ugly.

Meanwhile, "Mass Effect: Andromeda" has been scheduled to be released in Spring of 2017. It should be noted that although the pre-order page posted on Amazon indicates a Dec. 29, 2017 release date, this is not the official day set by BioWare. Once out, it will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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