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Gamescom: Mass Effect 2 trailer

Gamescom: Mass Effect 2 trailer

EA is currently doing their conference, and this trailer of Mass Effect 2 was just released. The video presents a new character, Grunt, a new violent Krogan fighter.

EA press release:

Cologne, Germany (August 18th, 2009) – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed new plot points in the epic sci-fi fantasy Mass Effect 2™. Once again stepping into the role of the heroic Commander Shepard, gamers will command their crew on a suicide mission in space. Players will strategically select each member of their squad, all of whom have a direct impact on the direction of the story and the squad’s chances for survival. Players will select from a motley cast of characters including the newly revealed ‘Grunt’ – a blood-hungry Krogan.

Once players have assembled their squad from amongst the galaxy’s most powerful mystics, geniuses, and convicts, they must lead them on a suicide mission to discover why humans are vanishing from the galaxy. The success of the mission hinges on the squad recruited and their loyalty to the mission. Shepard’s future depends on it.

“The Mass Effect trilogy is an epic saga with consequences that will carry through from chapter to chapter” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, GM and CEO BioWare, VP EA. “Building out a diverse and loyal party is one of the features that makes the Mass Effect series unique. “The characters Commander Shepard recruits are not only pivotal to the storyline but essential to the players overall success.”

The new character revealed in the Mass Effect 2 squad is ‘Grunt’. A violent and unpredictable Krogan fighter, Grunt has never faced true defeat. His unsurpassed physical strength makes him a strong asset to Commander Shepard’s team, if he can be tamed, and if he can be trusted.

Grunt is the second party member to be revealed in the Mass Effect 2 universe following ‘Thane’ a deadly assassin who was first introduced in June. More details about the rest of Shepard’s crew will be revealed in the coming months.

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Commented on 2009-08-18 17:13:01
That dude bull rushed the enemies.
Commented on 2009-08-18 17:33:36
Cool, nuff said. Just a character trailer. That said, the blood dragon armour at the end looks damn cool.
Commented on 2009-08-18 17:38:50
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Commented on 2009-08-18 17:48:09
Those outside space environments look almost pre-rendered and the cityscape section looks jaw dropping. So much for the poor looking environments people moaned about. Overall this game is up there with the best visually this gen.
Commented on 2009-08-18 17:57:07
That Blue Dragon armor looks insane,I need to play the first right now.
Commented on 2009-08-18 17:57:53
Amazing, definitely THE sci-fi game for all the sci-fi fanatics, can't wait to get it :D
Commented on 2009-08-18 18:03:35
Ah the music at the beginning NICE!
Commented on 2009-08-18 18:26:49
Hmm..I hope Wrex still has at least cameo in the game. Wrex was/is such a bad-ass character.
Commented on 2009-08-18 18:28:12
wrex should appear here
Commented on 2009-08-18 19:09:09
Looking good but what happened to Wrex? Or is this the replacement for people who killed Wrex in ME1?
Commented on 2009-08-18 19:09:12
I'm sure they've said your squadies from the first game (assuming you haven't ended their life) will have appearances in this game.

This looks brilliant.
Commented on 2009-08-18 19:21:14
Shit, I've been waiting for this game for 2 years. I can't wait any longer!
Commented on 2009-08-18 19:21:53 In reply to Ishigami
Posted by Ishigami
Looking good but what happened to Wrex? Or is this the replacement for people who killed Wrex in ME1?
Wrex didn't have to die in the first?

Stupid Ashley came and killed him ¬¬
Commented on 2009-08-18 19:29:26
people should check out this its the E3 demo, but shows extended footage, and bioware talk about all the things they've fixed.. like having a rock solid framerate, and no texture pop in
Commented on 2009-08-18 19:29:52
No he does not lol :P
Commented on 2009-08-18 19:46:27
"Once players have assembled their squad from amongst the galaxy’s most powerful mystics, geniuses, and convicts" - i sense some double crossing going on. Wonder if you can still keep your ME1 crew. Wonder how many aliens you'll get to have "relations" with this time.... hopefully Grunt wont be one of them, he looks like he'd be a selfish lover.
Commented on 2009-08-18 19:54:40
Terrible trailer, probably one of the worst trailers ever but what can I say? I told you guys about Omega, the collectors etc a few months back.

ME2 is going to kick major ass!! Also the graphics look @#$#$@ sick
Commented on 2009-08-18 19:57:02
Man you sci-fi nerds will get excited about anything ... (grins)

Nice graphics though.
Commented on 2009-08-18 20:13:46
Absolutely AWESOME!!
Commented on 2009-08-18 20:18:30
as always best quality videos gamersyde guys, thanks for this and cannot wait get it on pc
Commented on 2009-08-18 20:20:57 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Man you sci-fi nerds will get excited about anything ... (grins)

Nice graphics though.
Samething with JRPGs fans, FPS fans, racings, action adventure fans...*sigh*.
Commented on 2009-08-18 20:27:52
he's no wrex, but he'll do.
Commented on 2009-08-18 20:28:54
Well I need a replacement for Wrex to be honest, what with him being killed in my ME1 playthrough.
Commented on 2009-08-18 20:35:09 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Well I need a replacement for Wrex to be honest, what with him being killed in my ME1 playthrough.
you bastard, how could you let him die? thank god for my leveled up charisma
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