It isn't a prequel because it won't lead up to Shepard's story. Although it is set in the same Universe it is a different time.
I can tell you from what I remember before my contract with Bioware was done, was that they have planned the universe to be 4 times larger than ME3.
They were confident also in having a base set up on specific systems to help with fighting against "the bad guys"
But like I said last year and a bit, it won't be called ME4, that is just a temporary title being used because most fans called it ME4.
You will be able to see the events of the First Contact War and the war in the Skylian Verge against the Batarians. Allegedly :P
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Do you know if the 'badguys' will continue to be the Reapers or are they introducing some new villains to the mix?
I'm really glad we're seeing a continuation of some of these great series like ME, Batman, Fallout, Witcher and such. I can go thru 10 Early Access, Alphas or hastily made ports and not get as much enjoyment as I get from a single new release of the others.
That's the way gaming seems to be going these days.
While we aren’t ready to go into too many details just yet, as you saw in the trailer and can tell by the name, this game is very much a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy. You will play a human, male or female, though that’s actually not the character you saw in the trailer (more on that later). You’ll be exploring an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, and piloting the new and improved Mako you saw. And through it all, you will have a new team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight alongside of, and fall in love with.
That is what I was hoping for at the very least, that the storyline will take place after the events of ME3. Watching the trailer it looks like we might get to see a civilization not based upon the mass effect field.
As people have noticed it isn't what I said that was being circulated among us all. They wanted it to be a big surprise then :P
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