The Protagonist For Mass Effect: Andromeda Might Have Just Been Uncovered

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On N7 day, we got a spoiler free Mass Effect: Andromeda teaser trailer that seemed to be Shepard, innocently bidding all a fond farewell. Or so we thought.

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Eagle-eyed reddit users. have apparently uncovered the name of the protagonist in BioWare’s upcoming game, thanks to possible hints in the trailer.

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44 seconds into the clip, you’re greeted with a view of Earth, as seen from a spaceship cockpit. A barely visible dog tag can be seen on the left-hand side of the screen that displays the name “Ryder”.

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On the right of the cockpit, we see a woman with her arms around two children. This could well mean that “Ryder” has a family. Reddit user Benelioto has theorised the name “Ryder” or “Rider” could be a reference to Sally Ride – the first American woman in space – in much the same way Commander Shepard was a reference to Alan Shepard, the first American in space. Other users pointed out that Andromeda‘s E3 trailer used Johnny Cash’s Ghost Riders in the Sky. Coincidence?

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Now this is obviously pure speculation right now, as BioWare have been notoriously tight-lipped about who you’ll play as in the sci-fi RPG game – only saying that the fourth game in the series will not feature previous protagonist Commander Shepard.


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