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Mass Effect 5 trailer quietly teases return of fan-favourite character

Mass Effect 5 trailer quietly teases return of fan-favourite character

Could a popular character return in Mass Effect 5?

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news on the development progress of the upcoming fifth entry in the Mass Effect series but fans are already speculating the return of one character in particular.

The untitled Mass Effect 5 was revealed during The Game Awards in 2020 and it sent fans into a hyperdrive of excitement eager to see the return of BioWare’s popular sci-fi RPG. During the reveal, we learned of at least one character's return and that’s the Asari, Dr. Liara T’Soni making her presence known at the very end of the trailer.

Check out the Mass Effect 5 reveal trailer below!

There has been speculation that Mass Effect 5 will see the return of Commander Shepard, speculation that is unfounded at the time of writing and it has also been rumoured that the sinister and soulless Geth may make an unwelcomed return.

However, despite being revealed over three years ago, Mass Effect 5 still doesn't have a release window, let alone a release date. Likely, the release of Mass Effect 5 could still be years away and there’s even a chance at this point, that it could arrive on next-gen systems.

While the return of certain popular characters may be lost in space, Twitter user Kala Elizabeth believes that Grunt, a genetically-engineered Krogun who was introduced in Mass Effect 2 could be joining BioWare’s version of the Suicide Squad in the upcoming sequel.

The reason why Kala Elizabeth believes that Grunt could return is that during a previous tease on N7 Day (7 November), the song ‘Aralakh Company’ is being played, which just so happens to be Grunt’s theme from Mass Effect 3. What’s more, it’s speculated that Mass Effect 5 could have players visit Tuchanka, the Krogan homeworld believed to be hospitable for almost all life due to a nuclear catastrophe.

Of course, this is mere speculation at this point, but could this be a case of there being no smoke without fire? Hopefully, BioWare and publisher EA will reveal new details on the progress of Mass Effect 5 at some point this year.

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Topics: Mass Effect, EA, Bioware, PC, PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X