‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Latest Update: Introduce New Characters, Liam & Cora; New Game Expected To Boost EA Sales?

Feb 03, 2017 04:10 AM EST | Gerone Trish

Electronic Arts has released spoilers for the highly anticipated new "Mass Effect: Andromeda" giving the fans an introduction on the new characters, Liam Kosta and Cora Harper. EA expects increase sales as the new game offers new characters and communities to make the exploration more exciting.

In the recently concluded EA's third quarter fiscal 2017 earnings call, CEO Andrew Wilson also discussed about their plans for the fourth quarter which included the "Mass Effect: Andromeda." Andrew Wilson expressed their excitement to release the new game starting on March 21.

The "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is a completely new story in the "Mass Effect" franchise. EA uses its Frostbite engine to bring to life with intricate details the exploration journey of the game. Andrew Wilson teased that they have created new characters, new surroundings and new set of possibilities for players to enjoy, wherever part of the world they may be in.

It seems that EA is confident to gain very positive response when the new "Mass Effect" game is released. In the said earnings call, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen announced that the company is expecting a 16 percent year-on-year increase on net sales for the fourth quarter. Blake Jorgensen detailed that the company is anticipating the fourth quarter net sales to be $1.075 billion with "Mass Effect: Andromeda" and "Battlefield 1" as major contributors.

Meanwhile, EA also released more spoilers through the posting of crew profiles on the official website of the "Mass Effect: Andromeda." Fans can now get to know some introductions on Liam Kosta and Cora Harper, the two human characters of the Pathfinder team of Ark Hyperion.

Liam Kosta is the crisis response specialist. He was chosen to assist the Pathfinder team because of multi-disciplinary skills. His strength points to his idealistic personality.

On the other hand, Lieutenant Cora Harper is Alec Ryder's second-in-command in the Andromeda Initiative. Prior to entering the Andromeda Initiative, she was first assigned to an asari commando unit. Apparently, she initially entered the Systems Alliance to enhance her powerful biotic skills, then turns out to be a significant asset of the team.

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