Mass Effect Collectors Item Reveals Possibly Big Spoiler For Next Game

A Mass Effect collectable may have accidentally revealed a pretty big spoiler for the next game in the series.

Before I continue, I will go into some SPOILERS for Mass Effect 3, so you have been warned. I will try to keep details as vague as I possibly can. That being said, as with the Mass Effect series in general, the third instalment has multiple endings.

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In one of the endings, Shepard dies and in another, Shepard lives. It was widely believed that the ending in which Shepard dies, was the true ending. However, it seems that might not be entirely true.

As reported by YouTuber MrHulthen (thanks VGC), a Mass Effect collectable, has hinted Shepard might not be dead after all. The collectable in question is a Mass Effect lithograph and it has a couple of very interesting lines.

Could Shepard return?

One of the lines reads: “While Shepard and the survivors are left to pick up the pieces, fans are left wondering what’s next.” This line does imply that Shepard is still alive. However, perhaps noticing that a big plot spoiler was potentially revealed, that line was soon changed.

The updated line reads: “The threat of the Reapers might have been ended, but at great cost including Earth itself. While the survivors are left to pick up the pieces, fans are left wondering what’s next.

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So, could this leave the door open for Shepard’s return in the next Mass Effect? After all, it’s assumed that Liara T’Soni features in the 2020 reveal trailer at The Game Awards. If Liara T’Soni is in the new Mass Effect, perhaps Commander Shepard could feature too?

As far as I’m aware, we don’t know for sure how far into the future it is set after Mass Effect 3. However, if it’s possible for Commander Shepard to return, I am sure that will excite a lot of fans.

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