When Mass Effect: Andromeda sets off on its mission to explore our nearest galactic neighbour in March, it’ll be taking a touch of Westerosi flavour with it as Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer joins the cast.
The sci-fi action RPG – developer BioWare’s first new entry in the series in five years – sees players controlling one of the two Ryder twins as they search for humanity’s new home. The game will feature Dormer as Dr Lexi T’Perro, an Asari physician and psychiatrist on board the Tempest, the game’s main spaceship, who will serve as a key ally for players as they venture around the Andromeda galaxy.
WIRED spoke with Dormer to discuss her shift into games, Lexi as a character, and how acting in the medium affects a performer.
EA Games announced that Natalie joined the cast od their new video game – Mass Effect: Andromeda. Nat’s character is an Asari doctor who goes by the name Lexi T’Perro, and she’s the first person to greet the Andromeda’s lead when they wake from the 600 years of cryosleep that got them through the journey to a new galaxy.
EA revealed that “Dr Lexi is calm and compassionate with a feisty edge. Her role is to maintain crew fitness, both physical and mental, and research how the environments and situations they are exposed to throughout the Andromeda galaxy affect human biology and psychology.”
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available on 23rd March on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC. Below you can watch behind the scenes videos. Screen captures have been added into the gallery.