Mass Effect Annihilation Finally Released, Fate Of Quarian Ark Revealed
Last year’s indefinite hiatus of Mass Effect franchise unfortunately meant Mass Effect Andromeda would not receive any further updates from BioWare, leaving one of the game’s most intriguing plot threads dangling out in space. The mysterious lost Quarian ark housing several of the series’ familiar alien races had been memorably teased in the game’s campaign, but never received a proper follow-up.
However, last year it was announced the distressed starship Keelah Si’yah would finally have its story told in the form of a new tie-in novel titled Mass Effect Annihilation. The book was to reintroduce the Drell, Batarian, Elcor, and Quarian races along their journey into the Andromeda galaxy, also revealing why they didn’t initially make contact with the Initiative. As evidenced by the novel’s official synopsis, the reasoning was considerably horrific.
The Quarian ark Keelah Si’yah sails toward the Andromeda galaxy, carrying 20,000 colonists from sundry races including the drell, the elcor, and the batarians. Thirty years from their destination, a routine check reveals drell lying dead in their pods, and a deadly pathogen on board. Soon, the disease is jumping species, and it quickly becomes clear that this is no accident. It’s murder, and the perpetrator is still on board.”
Published under Titan Books and written by Catherynne M. Valente, Mass Effect Annihilation has finally been released, bringing closure to the fate of these missing alien explorers. This past week saw the novel made available on the Amazon website, an appropriate time in the midst of N7 Day celebrations. To celebrate the yearly occasion, BioWare also released an emotional new video and expressed optimism regarding a potential sequel. With the Quarian ark officially settled, it’s likely players can now be ready for a new epic story set in the Mass Effect universe.
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