Mass Effect: Origins will begin new trilogy

Our sources from GameStop have confirmed that the new Mass Effect is called 'Origins', it's a new trilogy and not a prequel.

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TacticAce2500d ago

I really hope that this is not true imo it would be a missed opportunity to move the series forward. I mean why have a trilogy on a story we mostly know already.

AiirJordann232500d ago

I agree with you. I would really a new character story

crxss2500d ago

Claims it's not a prequel but it's called "Origins"?

ironfist922500d ago

They claim that Origins is a codename for now, which I hope.

I dont want prequel, i dont want origins, I dont wanna anything before the original trilogy.

guitarded772500d ago

I don't think GameStop employee is a good source. We see these all the time, and they're rarely correct... especially with GS as the source. Why would a GameStop employee know about any of this unless they were at a closed showing? GameStop in general doesn't get to know about announcements. It's not like they are selling the game that day, and they will get promotional shots/artwork by e-mail, and physical promo materials closer to game launch.

It seems like a likely game to be announced at some point, but every major franchise will get more games. So if it does turn up that there is a Mass Effect announcement, it wouldn't be this crazy thing that no one was prepared for. And if it doesn't get announced, everyone will have already forgot about all these "rumors" with super secret "sources", so there is no accountability of journalistic integrity.

Jeebus2499d ago

Who says it won't take place during any of the previous eras that were wiped out by the reapers?

Or the actual origins of the Reapers themselves?

AndrewLB2499d ago

A friend of mine works at Bioware and all i will say is it's not a prequel. And don't bother messaging me cuz i wont risk getting someone fired. Just wait a week and watch the preview.

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maniacmayhem2500d ago


I don't understand your comment, it's not a prequel. So it will be moving the story forward.

NewMonday2500d ago

the subtitle is "origins" is sending a mixed message.

Darrius Cole2499d ago

The galaxy did kind of end, or at least take a MAJOR setback at the end of ME3. So maybe by "Origins" they mean the beginning of a new civilation.

mananimal2500d ago

they cant move it forward when alot of the talent has exited along with the founders of Bioware.....the only thing they can do now is attempt to remake Mass Effect in there own image, EA version of Mass Effect, prepare to be disappointed....there will snow in hell b4 anything EA does or makes is what gamers REALLY want.

Fortunate for me, i have a Looooong memory & i learn from my mistakes, EA sucks, simple, and the will ALWAYS disappoint, break your heart....RIP Mass Effect, RIP Bioware, you've been consumed and repurposed by the EA Reaper.

PS- and you know in your heart its true, Holding out hope? lol, to each his own...will be watching to see how it turns out.

bennissimo2500d ago

So you're saying that EA is "assuming control"?

showtimefolks2499d ago


i hate EA as much as the next guy but let's give them a chance before calling them out. The new Dragon age game looks awesome. Andrew Wilson is an awesome dude running EA.

also let's not hate on a new Mass Effect game before anything is confirmed. for sake of gaming we are taking a damn rumor from GameStop employee? seriously?

nope1112500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

Origins doesn't necessarily mean prequel, It could probably mean the beginning of something new.

Also, i can't see what possible threat can top the Reapers.... They should go back to the Prothean Empire timeline 50,000 years ago. The Protheans would mae great villains and 50,000 years in the past would make a blank slate for the series.

mananimal2498d ago


well spoken , and good eye to see that the Reapers are the ultimate threat, cant be top which more than likely means prequel of some sort, Prothean suggestion is a good 1 too.

bubbles for you sir :)

geddesmond2500d ago

It's a space sci fi third person shooter RPG. They could easily do a new trilogy set in a parallel universe. Just my idea.

ITPython2499d ago

I really like the ME series, I re-played ME2 more than any other game last gen, around 7-8 times (and with 70+ hours for each playthough, that is quite significant). The trophies were reasonable as well, so I eventually platinumed it.

I didn't much care for ME3 though, it was too watered down and uncreative compared to ME2, and the ending really sucked.

But I would really love to see another ME game, cause along with Deus Ex: The Conspiracy, ME was a series that really got me into sci-fi RPG's. And it's a shame there isn't more of them out there.

BlakHavoc2499d ago

Wait what? Where does it say that it will continue upon the story of Shepard? It's going to be a new trilogy that has nothing to do with shepards story according to this article.

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XiSasukeUchiha2500d ago

Mass effect 1-3 were enjoyable experiences overall!

Godmars2902500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

Speak for yourself. To me it was a TPS vehicle wrapped up in pulp sci-fi novel with 2/3s of it written by a 12 year old.

ELpork2500d ago

Yes, because you've written better books right?

Sheikh Yerbouti2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

A 12 year old? Smack yerself for me.

I've only played the first two, and a non-continous 3/4 of the first I may add, but I thought the views of the other races toward humans and , just as importantly, each other was well fleshed out in the game and story line.

Plus it was pretty deep in addressing Drake's equation and Fermi's paradox. The story is good enough to spawn a number of different comic book series. And visiting other alien cultures really cemented the goals of the characters.

And where are you going to find a game with a black female, lesbian protagonist. Well mine anyway, I guess that might be where the libidinous 12 year old part comes in.

Mine and many other's top 5 series for last gen.

randomass1712500d ago

@Godmars290 How many twelve year olds write subplots involving racism and forcing the player to choose which of their own allies to kill off? It's flawed, I admit, but I think it's not nearly that bad, even in Mass Effect 3.

ginsunuva2499d ago

ME3 was, not the first two.

Godmars2902499d ago (Edited 2499d ago )

ME2 was good - decent - at character presentation, but otherwise did nothing to advance the overall story. In several cases things happened simply because they happened.

The shuttle scene. the capturing and boarding of the Normandy with it not being damaged.

@Sheikh Yerbouti:
Did it really matter in the context of the story what the main protagonist was?

Someone's Shepard could have been a left handed albino dwarf - if customization could have handled it - and it wouldn't have mattered.

LackTrue4K2499d ago

relax there "Harper Lee" (To Kill a Mocking Bird)

Mass Effect had a great story to it.

Lord_Sloth2499d ago

The only real issue I had is a game about choice retconed the decision to side with TIM at the end of 2. Beyond that I really have no qualms with the series and it is quite enjoyable.

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TheSaint2500d ago

Wow, didn't expect the opinion to be so split on this game, I thought it was just me that didn't like it.

anticlimax2500d ago

Don't worry, it mostly is.

AngelicIceDiamond2500d ago

Please be true, let it be something fresh and not a prequel. Not only do I hate prequels but there's no point for it in ME.

yazter2500d ago

No one will ever replace my Sheppie </3

But I'll get this game anyway xD

randomass1712499d ago

I'm still bugged about how 90% of the limited choices for the ending basically

spoiler alert because why not

Resulted in Shepard dying. My Shepard deserved a happy ending, gosh darn it!

Aussiebeachbabe2500d ago

More mass effect. Sound's great to me. Better ending's please.