ze-captainAfter giving us the chance to meet a new Mass Effect 2 character, Bioware has now decided to offer fans of their RPG some new story details. Of course, we are only offered a little teaspoon of plot details, but it still is better than nothing. And since it all comes packed with a pretty exciting trailer, I think we can declare ourselves satisfied.

So, as you already knew, in Mass Effect 2 we will once again be put in the shoes of Commander Shepard who will be in charge of a crew sent on a suicide mission in space. Players will strategically select each member of their squad, all of whom have a direct impact on the direction of the story and the squad’s chances for survival. Players will select from a motley cast of characters including the newly revealed ‘Grunt’ – a blood-hungry Krogan.

Once players have assembled their squad from amongst the galaxy’s most powerful mystics, geniuses, and convicts, they must lead them on a suicide mission to discover why humans are vanishing from the galaxy. The success of the mission hinges on the squad recruited and their loyalty to the mission. Shepard’s future depends on it.

“The Mass Effect trilogy is an epic saga with consequences that will carry through from chapter to chapter” said Ray Muzyka, GM and CEO of BioWare. “Building out a diverse and loyal party is one of the features that makes the Mass Effect series unique. “The characters Commander Shepard recruits are not only pivotal to the storyline but essential to the players overall success.”

Now check out the new Mass Effect 2 trailer, as shown on GamesCon: