The Andromeda Initiative is a colonization effort to find new home worlds for the species of the Milky Way, our galaxy. The Andromeda Galaxy is 2.5 million light-years away and the “nearest major galaxy,” so its a logical first choice. Beginning after the events of Mass Effect 2 and unaltered by the ending(s) of Mass Effect 3, ME: Andromeda is a fresh start.
Mass Effect Andromeda lands you in the Andromeda Galaxy after a 600-year journey, and surprise, surprise things aren’t as peaceful and easy as expected. You will play a male or female recruit under the command of Alec Ryder, the Pathfinder of one of the five Ark ships sent to Andromeda. The plan is to build The Nexus as a sort of central base of operations and explore with the previously stated goal of finding new home worlds.
Did the Protheans venture to Andromeda?
Do the Reapers also watch over Andromeda periodically wiping out sentient life?
Will we see Cerberus in the Andromeda Galaxy?