This N7 Day, You Can Take Some Mass Effect Armor Sets for a Spin in Anthem

This N7 Day, You Can Take Some Mass Effect Armor Sets for a Spin in Anthem

Bust a Shepard Shuffle in your Krogan Colossus armor.

After Mass Effect: Andromeda, folks had high hopes that Anthem would pick up the BioWare sci-fi mantle, and... well, we know how that's worked out so far. Still, with N7 Day just around the corner, BioWare's showing some love for Mass Effect in the not-so-loved Anthem, by way of some snazzy limited-time cosmetic items.

Forbes reports that from now until Tuesday, November 12, Anthem's weekly rotating store has a few N7 Day armor sets available for purchase. There's one for each type of Javelin, representing four different Mass Effect races: a Turian armor pack for Rangers, Quarian for Interceptors, Krogan for Colossuses, and Asari for Storms. The Quarian set probably makes the best visual impact (is that, you Tali?), since there's no need to translate facial feature into a mask. The Asari set, meanwhile, does look a little bit off-putting with its dead triangular eyes and face muzzle-thing going on.

In addition to the themed Javelins, there's also an Andromeda armor wrap and an emote, the Shepard Shuffle. That's right: if your major problem with Anthem was that it launched without the best, most lifelike dancing animation that 2007 could offer, BioWare has answered your prayers.

The cosmetics are all available to purchase with either of Anthem's store currencies: Coin, or Shards, the premium currency. Each armor pack will set you back 61,000 Coin or 850 Shards, which works out to be about $8 USD (not too bad, and not as bad as some feared Anthem's cosmetics would be pre-launch).

Unless BioWare has something big up its sleeve for Thursday, 2019's N7 Day might be pretty muted. We know that Dragon Age 4 is the studio's primary focus at the moment and that its release is a long way out. Ongoing seasonal support for Anthem is planned to continue, but recent departures make the title's future look quite uncertain. Meanwhile, Mass Effect is alive but dormant—these armors are a nice nod, but here's hoping fans get more of a reason to start shufflin' soon.

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Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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