The fifth annual Mass Effect ‘N7 Day’ is coming up next week, and this year marks the tenth since the original game’s release. N7 Day, a community/marketing event that started in 2012, is named after the vocational emblem on Commander Shepard’s outfit. It takes place, as you might imagine, every 7 November.
This year it may feel a little strange, as the most recent release Mass Effect Andromeda has effectively ended as a single player game. So in terms of continuing the Mass Effect story, the future looks pretty uncertain. They could, of course, still run some multiplayer N7 events. Still, it’s unlikely that Mass Effect players would have expected the series to be in this spot at year ten.
The announcement for the upcoming activities promises “great surprises, offers, and giveaways,” so at the very least there will be some potential Mass Effect related freebies. Here’s the full blurb.
This year marks 10 years since the release of Mass Effect. In that time, we’ve made friends, fallen in love, and traveled to new galaxies.
We’ve watched our community grow, as all of you shared your love of this universe, wore your N7 with pride, and told us stories about your Shepard and Ryder.
This N7 day, we’re celebrating how far we’ve all come together, and looking back on a decade of Mass Effect. Check back here next Tuesday, November 7, to see all the great surprises, offers, and giveaways we have in store as we celebrate #teN7.
Thank you for coming with us to the stars and beyond. It’s been a hell of a ride. We can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Update 7 November: Mass Effect N7 Day falls flat with some fans.