Electronic Arts and BioWare have announced that one of the handful of big names voicing a Mass Effect: Andromeda character will be British actress Natalie Dormer. Though not everyone may recognize the name, they most likely will remember her lopsided grin from shows like Elementary and Game of Thrones, where she played Margaery Tyrell.
In Mass Effect: Andromeda, she will be adding to her range as Dr. Lexi T’Perro, the Asari medical officer of the Tempest, the ship that carries the protagonist as they explore the new star systems in the game. Unlike the good Dr. Chakwas from the earlier Mass Effect trilogy, Dr. T’Perro plays a more pivotal role in Mass Effect: Andromeda, as she is the very first person players interact with upon arrival in the new galaxy.
Because Dr. T’Perro is a very important character, the developers behind Mass Effect: Andromeda wanted to make sure the voice actor was a memorable one and the choice quickly fell on Dormer thanks to her charming accent as well as her ability to convey the complexities of Dr. T’Perro’s character. After all, it’s not every day that someone decides to up and leave their home and make their way across the universe to a strange new galaxy, and the developers felt that this background needed to come out naturally as the player interacts with the cast.
As for gameplay, it seems that Dr. T’Perro is going to be an integral part of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Not only is she the first person the player sees when waking up, she also is a constant source of advice and counsel and will likely have some form of rivalry with romance option Peebee. It seems that when it comes to characters and story, BioWare has once again put in the effort we expect from this venerable studio.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released on March 21, 2017 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.