A new video released today reveals Natalie Dormer’s role in Mass Effect: Andromeda. The Game of Thrones star plays your ship’s doctor, an asari named Dr. Lexi T’Perro.
“She’s got some experience and wisdom under her belt,” says Dormer in the video. “She’s able to advise the player.” Dr. T’Perro is one of the first characters Ryder meets when they wake up from the 600 year cryo sleep into an entirely new galaxy. BioWare describes her as one of the game’s central characters, and fans are already speculating if she’s romanceable.
Dormer mentions that it was surreal to hear the voice of Gethin Anthony, who plays Gil in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Anthony is most famous for his role as Renly Baratheon (Dormer’s Margaery Tyrell’s one-time husband) in Game of Thrones. The Gil character has not yet been announced or detailed.
About halfway through the video, Dormer is seen recording a line about an unfinished book series where the author died. This may be a subtle and dark jab at the Song of Ice and Fire series, which Game of Thrones is based on. It’s also unfinished, and many fans share concerns on whether or not it ever will be.
Another Mass Effect: Andromeda video was also released today. The Official Gameplay Series – Part 2 video explains Profiles and the ability to switch out different favorite loadouts – even in mid-battle.
Profiles take the place of classes, with familiar Mass Effect names like Sentinel, Vanguard and Soldier. You still level up skills and abilities. The difference in Mass Effect: Andromeda is you don’t have to lock yourself into a certain class at the beginning of the game. Simply put points into whatever skills you like, and you’ll unlock various benefits depending on the paths you end up going with. You can also freely switch skills around so you never feel locked in.
Favorites let you save one Profile and three skills into one of four slots. From there you can freely switch between these four slots, giving you completely different loadouts of abilities to change on the fly, as showcased in the video. Hopefully that will allow for some fun flexibility and not make the game too easy.
Mass Effect: Andromeda releases on March 21, 2017 for PC (Origin), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.