Mass Effect: Andromeda, a forthcoming film adaptation of the video game series Mass Effect, bears strikingly similarities to Star Trek. Like acclaimed sci-fi series, Mass Effect‘s protagonist’s main mission is about exploring a new galaxy, rather than combating aliens or enemies.

Even the trailer plays out with a vibe reminiscent of the Star Trek movies.

The Mass Effect game series have been heralded as the pinnacle of gaming sci-fi, since the games showcase rich, full worlds and allow the player to make choices that actually significantly affect the plot.

So expectations for the film adaption of the video game are high. Similarly, anticipation for the release of the Mass Effect: Andromeda video game is also through the roof.

The release date for the video game has been confirmed for March 21. Fans awaiting the film, however, will have to wait a while longer: it’s estimated to be released in 2018 or 2019. In the meantime, fans can find solace in the video game versions of Mass Effect. 

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