New Mass Effect easter egg revealed

Nine years after the original release, a new Mass Effect easter egg, hitherto unknown, was revealed by one of the developers.

With the release of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition in May, the sci-fi series has attracted a lot of renewed attention, including from developers who worked on the original game. For example, a designer who worked on the 3 release of Mass Effect 2012 recently revealed an easter egg he placed in the game that had never been discovered before.

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"Greetings, I'm an easter egg from Mass Effect"

Film designer Richard Boisvert posted on Reddit, in May, about the Mass Effect easter egg and gave some guidance to players who were interested to see for themselves in the remasters. It's a nice homage to a Mars rover, probably the Opportunity, which can be found near the start of the Mass Effect 3 Mars mission. If you follow a specific route, you can find a rover that will come to you and give you a little nod of head.

A not so new Mass Effect easter egg

Boisvert himself believed that no one had ever seen the rover, but that's not exactly true. As pointed out by Kotaku, the same easter egg from Mass Effect was located last year – but no one had ever figured out how to trigger its action.

While this is obviously just a nice gesture in honor of NASA's Mars rover program, it's actually not as sophisticated as the small vehicles that are still out there today, even though our science is so far into the future of 2186, when the game happens.

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If no one removes them, they will likely still exist in some degraded form as monuments to past space exploration. Of course, it's impossible for them to actually work in 2186. Opportunity, for example, no longer works, while Curiosity and Perseverance will continue to go around exploring for years to come.

The Mass Effect Journey

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"Nobody fucks with Aria"

The first game in the franchise was released in 2007, by Bioware exclusively for Xbox 360 and ported to Pc by Demiurge Studios (also responsible for the DLC Pinnacle Station) and to PlayStation 3 by Edge of Reality, and was born thanks to the end of the license of the use of characters from the Star Wars franchise.

The Knights of the Old Republic series was a success and a third game was planned, but due to the end of licensing, the company decided to force on its own IP. The highlight was due to the character's morality system, which was very simple in Kotor, oscillating only between the dark or luminous side of the Force.

In Mass Effect, the developers wanted to go beyond good and evil, allowing their decisions to reflect on their relationships with NPCs and their companions during their journey. Killing or sparing an enemy can have consequences in the future, just as punching or not punching a meddling reporter can guarantee support or disapproval for the protagonist's attitudes.

Shepard, had his name chosen in honor of Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr., the second person and the first American in space (May 5, 1961). He later commanded the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, and became the fifth person to walk on the moon. The face of the Shepard man is based on the Dutch model Mark Vanderloo.

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The characters' voices are made by actors Mark Meer, who has played in games from the Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Neverwinter Nights franchises, and Jennifer Hale, who has worked on Metal Gear Solid, Metroid Prime, Bioshoch Infinity, Overwatch, as well as a series of TV as the Avatar: last Master of the air and the Legend of Korra and Powerpuff Girls.

Another highlight of the Mass Effect series, as well as several other Bioware games, is the possibility for the player to get romantically involved with people and aliens of both genders. A player can choose between several NPCs to develop a romance, some of which can relate only to a male or female Shepard or both, which allows for an infinite number of different ending possibilities, depending on the relationship of your Shepard with the ship's NPCs. Normandy.

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With versions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC, Mass Effect Legendary Edition hit stores on May 14.

So, did you know this easter egg from Mass Effect? I'm pretty sure I saw him on Mars when I played. Contact us in the comments and read more about Mass Effect on Our site.

Source: Gamespot

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