As part of BioWare’s impending E3 media frenzy, check out this fantastic new Mass Effect 2 video:


So, while Commander Shepard might actually be dead (yeah, right), Mass Effect 2 will let users load an old save file to determine which NPCs show up in the sequel. In addition to the improved combat, expanded arsenal, enhanced A.I., and upgraded visuals, there’s a good chance that this one might eclipse the original.

It’s a little strange that they keep pushing the term “intensity” – it cropped up a few times during a GDC interview in March, and feels weirdly focus groupy – but hey, if intensity makes a better game, why not?

We can also plan on Mass Effect 2 having a darker story, color palette, and camera style. Yes, even the camera style will be depressing and nasty this time around.