Mass Effect 2: The Wraps Are Off With First Trailer

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Posted by Brad (5424 posts) -
BioWare just sent out a quick email suggesting we visit MassEffect.com, and when I did, well, I was greeted by this first teaser trailer for none other than Mass Effect 2. And before you watch it, let me just say this is how you do a damn teaser trailer.


  



OK, how exciting is that? Tension building...admirable service record...alien buddies...all good so far...SHEPARD KILLED IN ACTION...GETH WEARING N7 TAG...WHAT THE HELL?! Bravo, BioWare. Way to turn my expectations right on their pretty little head. I didn't think I could be more interested in the sequel than I already was, but there you go. I wonder how this jives with the recent news that you can import your original Mass Effect save game into the sequel? What do you think this trailer means for the series' storyline?

The site is getting absolutely slammed at the moment, so if you can't access it, I've also nabbed the two concept art wallpapers posted along with the teaser.

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Discuss!

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#1 Posted by Brad (5424 posts) -
BioWare just sent out a quick email suggesting we visit MassEffect.com, and when I did, well, I was greeted by this first teaser trailer for none other than Mass Effect 2. And before you watch it, let me just say this is how you do a damn teaser trailer.


  



OK, how exciting is that? Tension building...admirable service record...alien buddies...all good so far...SHEPARD KILLED IN ACTION...GETH WEARING N7 TAG...WHAT THE HELL?! Bravo, BioWare. Way to turn my expectations right on their pretty little head. I didn't think I could be more interested in the sequel than I already was, but there you go. I wonder how this jives with the recent news that you can import your original Mass Effect save game into the sequel? What do you think this trailer means for the series' storyline?

The site is getting absolutely slammed at the moment, so if you can't access it, I've also nabbed the two concept art wallpapers posted along with the teaser.

Gallery image 1Gallery image 2

Discuss!

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#2 Posted by SpaceKangaroo (171 posts) -

Past saves = Past Characters :f (alien races playable) ?
Hope so :p

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#3 Posted by MKHavoc (1304 posts) -

I'm really excited about this game.  Hopefully it comes out sometime this year.

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#4 Posted by BinaryDragon (795 posts) -

that is cool

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#5 Posted by Zebadee (507 posts) -

yes....YES....YES!!!

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#6 Posted by SuperMooseman (616 posts) -

I suppose this means I better finish the first game.

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#7 Posted by Bunnyman (222 posts) -

Still hoping to play to play the first game someday. (My rig can only handle games from the absolute earliest part of this millennia.)

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#8 Posted by Kevviper (11 posts) -

Damn, they do know how to do a teaser.  Lets just hope this game fixes some of the flaws of the first.

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#9 Posted by spiceninja (3258 posts) -

Shepard dead?!?!?!?!?!? So who are we going to play as? I'm excited!

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#10 Posted by Scratch (647 posts) -

OMG, killed in action. Now that was unexpected.

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#11 Edited by Standing_Gopher (172 posts) -

Hell of a teaser for what's going to be one hell of a game.

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#12 Posted by gearhead (2377 posts) -

Color me hyped.

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#13 Edited by mackgyver (793 posts) -

I am TOTALLY PSYCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#14 Posted by IceColdGamer (698 posts) -

Interesting. I'm excited.

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#15 Posted by Xelloss (248 posts) -

I hope its bigger and better with less texture popping then the first!

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#16 Posted by Matte_G (67 posts) -

Ok so I grind to level 60 because I'm told I will be able to move my save to Mass Effect 2


Tell me HOW DOES A DEAD LEVEL 60 SOLDIER HELP ME IN THE SEQUEL

I'm totally bummmed by this........
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#17 Posted by Lilarcor (215 posts) -

Holy shit, I did not see that coming. Either it's a serious fakeout or I'm going to have to grieve for my Shepard. At least if we have to create a new character I can make my Paragon character a biotic user instead of a soldier this time around.

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#18 Posted by MadBootsy (837 posts) -

I'd say....that was pretty.... AWESOME!

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#19 Posted by natetodamax (19466 posts) -

KILLED IN ACTION? WAT!?

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#20 Posted by chewii101 (873 posts) -

Holy Crap! This just makes the wait for Mass Effect 2 even more unbearable......come on Bioware hurry!!!

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#21 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

Whether Shepard is only appearing to be killed in action or if he actually was KIA, I do not know. I kinda want to be able to make a new character though. I wasn't much of a fan of Shep's "I'm total military" voice. I usually play more of a mercenary in choice games. Still, whichever way it goes I'm hyped.

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#22 Posted by ShiroMe (141 posts) -

Do you know what this means? THAT'S RIGHT!!!

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#23 Posted by Kaineda77 (159 posts) -

Maybe Shepard is like Jack Bauer, officially killed in action, but unofficially...he felt generous and gave away his fancy space suit

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#24 Posted by Pibo47 (3238 posts) -

SHEPARD is not fucking dead! I will not buy into that bullshit! NO NO NO NO NO NO! I cant wait for this fucking game!!! AHAHGHRUGHRiuhgoierhgoettoiwrdhng rugols. WHERES SHEP MAN!!! This is the best teaser i have ever seen. I hope shepard is not dead though.

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#25 Posted by WizardHowl (16 posts) -

Cereberus. I read the second book.

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#26 Posted by TheHBK (5670 posts) -

oh wow. now i am actually interested again.  I played the first one and found it to be great but the gameplay seemed to be lacking for me, though the story was great.  I am guessing as well that your past save just incorporates elements and decisions from your last game.  Or maybe, shepard fakes her death when they find out she had alien lesbo sex to go underground and find a way to stop the invasion of the machines.

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#27 Posted by Big_Fact_Hunt (107 posts) -

I'm on a second play through with sentinel class. Waiting for the upcoming PC patch before carrying on with it though. I don't think I'll take the 'Shepard is dead' bait just yet - Don't fear the Reapers! Kill 'em all!

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#28 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2878 posts) -

IVE BEEN TURNED ON!

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#29 Posted by Roger_Klotz (832 posts) -

Jesus Christ on ice skates...I'm so excited for this game!

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#30 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

WAAAAAT!!!!??? How would Shepard be dead if you can pretty much port him to the next game via Mass Effect 2 save file?

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#31 Posted by TwoOneFive (9786 posts) -

still havent played the first....ugh!

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#32 Posted by seram (197 posts) -

Ohhhhhhh snaps.

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#33 Edited by Karmum (11515 posts) -

I do fucking want.

Afroman269 said:

"WAAAAAT!!!!??? How would Shepard be dead if you can pretty much port him to the next game via Mass Effect 2 save file?
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Guys relax, there is probably some backstory on how he got lost or something. Remember the ending to Halo 3? Master Chief didn't die.
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#34 Posted by JPO375 (54 posts) -

what!!!!!!!!!!! hes dead!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#35 Posted by Dots (118 posts) -

That was... Pure awesomeness!

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#36 Posted by seram (197 posts) -

And people, seriously. You guys are like the most black and white viewing people ever. He's not dead. It's called a teaser.

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#37 Posted by Double0hFor (416 posts) -

NOOOOOOOOOOO MY GUY WAS WAY TOO GOOD TO BE K.I.A...................so much for level 60 :'(

ps still MAD EXCITED OMGOMG MY HEAD IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE!!

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#38 Posted by bertmasta (204 posts) -

hell shepard aint dead, its all a ploy, dont believe anything you are told in early teasers, shepards death will be part of the story, believe me he aint dead, why the hell would they show his death so prominently

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#39 Posted by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

I'm just glad to see any news about Mass Effect 2, because that means the game is coming along. Either Shepard really is dead (I'm sure this isn't the case, but just keeping an open mind) and your import data will only include information about your actions and perhaps the NPCs, or obviously someone wants to make it look like Shepard was killed. I'm actually kinda hoping it would be the dormer, because that would give you an excuse to start a character from scratch, while also maintaining any of the game-changing decisions you made.

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#40 Posted by Kiemoe (1094 posts) -

I'm expecting a dissapointing "Shepard is dark and mysterious and everyone thinks he's dead and oh my god this is turning into a Splinter Cell" but it would be funny if after getting a bunch of players to level up their characters Bioware slaps them in the face and says "hey we imported your Shepard, he looks good in that casket." Wait, did Bioware say that you could import just your character's looks or his stats too?

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#41 Posted by RIP_Icewood (107 posts) -

That teaser was sick. I got both the concept wallpapers, their awesome!

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#42 Posted by Buscemi (1125 posts) -

Bu the gods let me play this game. Fast as fuck.

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#43 Posted by Pazy (2754 posts) -

I need to finish Mass Effect now, too bad everytime I try to I have to fight the same boss and get 1 hit killed by a respawning enemy :|

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#44 Posted by Tomorrowman (182 posts) -

Ummmm.....hellz yes?  Gotta play it again seeing as my clear save was on my fried hard drive.

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#45 Posted by cjmhockey (245 posts) -

Awesome!!! Bring on Mass Effect 2!!!

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#46 Posted by StarFoxA (5261 posts) -

Watch Fox News do another segment on the "sex"box now.

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#47 Posted by Thunder (401 posts) -

Wow i wasnt expecting that in announcement trailer i cant wait now

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#48 Posted by bertmasta (204 posts) -
StarFoxA said:
"Watch Fox News do another segment on the "sex"box now.
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lol i think fox news embarassed themselves enough xD
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#49 Edited by SmokePants (286 posts) -

I don't know what to make of this -- if there's anything to make out at all.

I never really understood how carrying over my Sheperd was going to work. This is a Western RPG. Aren't I supposed to get a clean slate? My level 60 Soldier could kill any Geth by raising an eyebrow in their general direction. And my Renegade meter was off the chart. So, what, would I level up that character even more? If I wanted to change it up and play nice with my dialogue options, wouldn't I be contradicting my character? And since Wrex, Kaiden, and Ashley could die, doesn't that exclude them from ME2?

I like the idea of continuity of character -- I wouldn't watch 24 without Jack Bauer -- but the logistics of an RPG tend to complicate things. I'm just very curious to see what they do. But if he is dead, I hope it's not a huge fucking distaction. I remember with KOTOR 2, people were obsessed with all the Revan bullshit that was invented to sweep him under the rug and give the player a clean slate. It overshadowed the plot entirely and gave people misguided expectations for a KOTOR 3 that never happened.

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#50 Posted by Bilawal (175 posts) -

EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!!!!!!111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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