ARTICLES | October 2nd, 2007
Mass Effect – Exploring The Agent…

Microsoft Game Studios today announced some new information on some of the main characters in the game Mass Effect, due for release on 23rd November.

The first character to be introduced is Nihlus Kryik, one of the Citadel Council?s most decorated Spectre agents. His skills are unquestioned, but his attitude is not. A confidant of Saren, the main villain in ?Mass Effect,? Nihlus has learned a trick or two from the master. Eventually, he stepped out of his mentor?s shadow and established himself as one of the Council?s top agents.

Since then, Nihlus has completed countless missions as a Spectre, each one more difficult and dangerous than the last. Though his methods aren?t as brutal as Saren?s, he will not hesitate to efficiently and thoroughly eradicate anything or anyone that stands in his way, so watch out.

What is Mass Effect?

Mass Effect is a science fiction action-RPG created by BioWare Corp., the commercially and critically acclaimed RPG developer of Jade Empire, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights, and the Baldur’s Gate series. Mass Effect will deliver an immersive story driven gameplay experience with stunning visual fidelity. Published by Microsoft Game Studios, Mass Effect will be exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game system.

As the first human Specter ? sworn defenders of galactic peace ? your mission is to halt the advancing armies of a legendary agent gone rogue. But as you lead your elite team across hostile alien worlds, you will discover the true threat is far greater than anyone imagined.

Immersive RPG: Determine the fate of mankind as you lead an elite tactical strike force as an epic galaxy-wide conflict unfolds. Mass Effect will take the player into new depths of an action-roleplaying game, with choice-based gameplay. Rich and engaging storyline. While defending galactic peace and earning a position of respect for humanity in the community, gamers will discover that a greater conflict between organic life and artificial intelligence exists. Players’ decisions and actions will serve to shape the destiny of all life in the galaxy as you become absorbed in the story that is Mass Effect, the first game in an epic trilogy from BioWare.

They will become the center of an engrossing story as they battle against alien life forms to save the galaxy from threatening armies. Player controls the ultimate fate of the galaxy: The player’s decisions and actions will serve to shape the destiny of all life in the galaxy, while raising humanity to the pinnacle of galactic civilization via noble means or via tyranny. Real-time squad based combat: Mass Effect employs a real-time, squad based, tactical combat system. Players will be immersed in intense, challenging and exciting combat.

Digital actors: Mass Effect features a huge cast of in-engine digital actors that you will encounter as NPCs, enemies or as party members. Each will have life-like facial and body movements, and an advanced dialogue system will give them engaging personalities.

Character customization. Players will be able to choose from a variety of stunning, photo-realistic character appearances at the start of the game, and throughout the game can increase various statistics which will have an impact on their performance during gameplay. Equipment, weapons and armor that are acquired during the course of the story will change the appearance of the characters.More Information on

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