Could These Renders Be Our First Glimpse At Mass Effect Andromeda?

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Following the announcement that Mass Effect Andromeda isn't planned for release until the beginning of 2017, it seems as though some renders from the upcoming game have surfaced. Could they depict the new Shepard-like character we're expected to see in Andromeda?

The following images were posted on ZBrushCentral, where 3D modelers and artists often showcase their hard work. It sat quietly since its posting from January 2015 until tweeted out by one eager fan, Shinobi602.

The images, which can be seen here in this forum post, are by Herbert Lowis, the lead character artist at BioWare Montreal. The forum post describes the images as the Pathfinder character model for Mass Effect Andromeda. It could be legitimate, and it could not be, but we do at least know that the Pathfinder character is in fact part of the assortment of roles we can expect from Andromeda.

It's worth nothing this forum is for a wide berth of artists and several different talented renders, and it could be some excited fans hoaxing it up. Whatever the case may be, these could end up being our first real look at the game beyond a trailer and some tidbits of information.

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    March 3, 2016 5:40 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Could These Renders Be Our First Glimpse At Mass Effect Andromeda?

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      March 3, 2016 3:49 PM

      I'm hoping that they create a character for the next game. Commander Shepard would be more interesting if it had it's own voice rather than the so-so things I could make them say.

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      March 3, 2016 3:58 PM

      Mass Effect is known for having an almost 70's space opera Syd Mead type of style to it. It's very clean. This looks like they're trying to emulate Halo, which is fine if you're Halo. But this is very boring.

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        March 4, 2016 9:49 PM

        I'm sorry but when I see the pictures i think Mass Effect and not because of the N7. I see very little Halo in that outfit. More like mixture of ME3.