Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Ugly Asari Peebee Can Be Romanced
(Last Updated On: February 5, 2017)

BioWare’s upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda will feature romance… just like in previous Mass Effect games. We were already made aware that Cora Harper, the first officer of the Tempest crew, could be romanced by one of the Ryder twins. What we didn’t know was who else would be romanced. Well, now we know that Peebee, the ugly Asari can also be romanced.

COG Connected picked up the news from over on Twitter, where BioWare producer Michael Gamble confirmed that Peebee can in fact be romanced.

For those of you who couldn’t wait to get into the pants of Peebee… well, now that you know that you can, you just have to wait until March 21st to do so.

This was originally brought up when actress Christine Lakin confirmed in a video interview that Peebee can be romanced.

The romance, however, in Mass Effect: Andromeda has been overhauled, so getting on the good side of Peebee may not be as easy (or as hard) as you may have thought.

Lead writer Mac Walters explained to IGN

“As far as the relationships go, we try to make them less formulaic,” […]

 

“In the original trilogy, they often were you do a couple conversations with them and then it’s getting close to the end, it’s time to romance. What I wanted to see in this was more of a, well, somebody might want to hop in the sack right away, [or] somebody might never want to hop in the sack because this is too important — trying to find that more natural way into what a relationship would be like within the constraints of game development. We’re trying to make it as open ended as possible.”

So there you have it… maybe Peebee will want to jump in the sack early on, or maybe it happens later on. You’ll have to play the game to find out, and that won’t happen until March 21st.

In the previous trailer BioWare revealed the Tempest’s human crew and made it pretty clear that they were getting rid of the high-class super model look that they had in the original Mass Effect trilogy in order to focus more on characters most normal people wouldn’t consider to be all that attractive.


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  • Odis Lee

    When I played the game, I thought that Peebee was very cute. Yes, she is way more tom-boyish than the Asari we have always seen, but there is nothing wrong with that. I nailed her with my character.

  • Crayven

    Please add the option to shoot her in the face if IT comes closer than 100ft of my character !

    Kill it with fire !!

  • Derek

    Why is i that she looks like an Indian men from the nose down?

    The Asari due to how their jaws turn into their head all have strong flat cheeks and bones that go to sharp corners.

    https://jaycally.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/asari-head-base.jpg

    I’m aware that the team that did MEA is the B team and a different Studio, but they must have been aware of how all the Arari looked strange and very unlike ME1-3 Characters.

  • Derek

    Why is i that she looks like an Indian men from the nose down?

    The Asari due to how their jaws turn into their head all have strong flat cheeks and bones that go to sharp corners.

    https://jaycally.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/asari-head-base.jpg

    I’m aware that the team that did MEA is the B team and a different Studio, but they must have been aware of how all the Arari looked strange and very unlike ME1-3 Characters.

  • James Morrall

    She’s not ugly, quite the opposite.

  • Nivek Sirrah

    Welp, that sold it to me. I’m getting this shit for PC and waiting for the modders to fix this shit. I’m more reliant on modders (people who actually care about the games) than the fucking developers at this point.

  • Dude really? Brie Larson isn’t average to you?

    http://i.imgur.com/l6uodQW.jpg

    I can go on Facebook/Google/Twitter/Instagram and find “average” women way hotter than that pretty easily.

  • Klaus Muller

    The Asari was clearly redesigned to be more conventionally attractive. Compare the top image with her depiction in the video.

  • ssg

    lmao what the hell is this website
    y’all are a bunch of babies

  • BubbaHoTep

    Somebody once told me…

  • SJW isn’t a meme you moron. It’s because of them DOAX3 didn’t come to America. And it’s because of liars like you that they managed to get as much power as they have to try to ban games like Hatred or get GTA V removed from store shelves based on lies spewed by charlatan schemers like Anita Sarkeesian.

    • Klaus Muller

      Dead or Alive wasn’t brought over because it’s a shitty game that doesn’t sell well. They tried to play up the ‘MUH CENSORSHIP’ angle to drum up sales from reactionary stooges.

      Whether or not a game is going to sell well is ALL a publisher cares about.

      Stop being a baby, you unloved dweeb.

      • Nobunaga’s Ambition has always sold worse than Dead or Alive Xtreme (barely a fraction of the sales, in fact) but Koei still took time and money to localize it for the West. You’re not only factually wrong but delusional, too.

  • Disqusted

    Mass Effect 3 also completely destroyed any interest I had in the series. Worst possible way to end a series: make everything you did virtually meaningless, and/or kill everyone. Dunno why devs keep doing that.

    • Nivek Sirrah

      you know you fucked up when there are 2-3 really high production mods whose sole purpose is to change your shitty ending.

  • Disqusted

    Have to wonder, why aren’t SJWs raging about romance in games? Fictional characters don’t really have a choice, we are essentially the ones who decide whether they will get into a relationship with us or not. Sounds like prime material for SJWs to score more pity bucks.

  • Alistair

    No thank you, i dont want to play a lesson of SJWs lore of being social justicelise.

    I still haven’t played Mass effect 3 that was given free as a plus sub.

    & I wont buy this shite too.

    • Skam Blammo

      Well, you missed out on the best console game of all time.

  • Odis Lee

    Ugly? She is as cute as the other Asari are. Or at least in my opinion.

    • You must be god damn blind.

    • Disqusted

      Well, just going from the art of her, they intentionally made her face significantly asymmetrical, which humans naturally don’t find attractive, from what I recall reading in scientific articles. It has to do with healthy genes, or something like that.

      • There’s an entire pseudo-science centered around facial structures and what those elements within a person’s face mean. Phrenology, is what I think it’s called.

        The thing is, the header image isn’t art… it’s a snap from that moment during the trailer where she smiles and then looks scared as someone points a gun to her head. So she just naturally has a rotund, asymmetrical face.

  • Skam Blammo

    Gross. I’ll wait for other options.

  • MONAD

    I picked up Dragon Age Inquisition: Game of the Year Edition on sale for $12 bucks one month. I’ll likely wait until a Game of the Year version of ME: A releases and wait for a similar sale. Then, and only then, will I buy it.

    • Disqusted

      Didn’t everyone immediately give that game 200 out of 100 even though it’s not a great game? That’s the impression I got, anyway.

  • ptitty

    Well, looks like Im gonna have a virgin playthrough when I pick this up in the bargain bin : /

  • MusouTensei

    No means no. NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Bitterbear

    Space Sera is then.

    • MONAD

      I was getting MAJOR Sera vibes from this.

    • Neko Majin

      Damn it, I had the same feeling….

  • Is this meant to be some kind of “defying impossible female beauty standards” bullshit?

    • Fear Me I Am Free

      Most likely even though they are also destroying their own lore.

    • Raging Papist

      we shouldn’t expect anything else.

      • Hopefully if/when Donald Trump completes his work, these SJW feminist parasites will be gone from video games.

        These authoritarian killjoys need to be kicked out of video games.

        Actually scratch that, they need to fuck off out of everything altogether.

        • Klaus Muller

          >Whines about authoritarians
          >Wants an authoritarian to remove people who hurt his fee fees.

          Although I’m curious as to what ‘work’ you think Donald Trump will be doing? His only reference to video games has been a Tweet from a few years ago, where he demanded that violent video games be banned.

          • The problem here with these SJW authoritarians is that they’re trying to take over, control and police what is and what isn’t allowed/acceptable in video games. They’re censoring/replacing content with their own ideology

            I have no problems with them adding their own content and ideas as an alternative extra on top, but this is clearly not what they’re doing

            That’s the difference. It’s something that leftie libtards like you always fail to grasp (or ignore of course)

            As for Donald Trump, I think he’s going to end up to as yet another globalist leftist Democrat sockpuppet anyway, I don’t and never will trust politicians

  • BrahmsTwiter

    Sorry, not even with a Krogan’s dick.

  • SevTheBear

    Hey as long as the rest don’t have to bang that blue parasit that fine 😛

  • SevTheBear

    So not only ugly but also have a name that sounds like someone who needs to Pee… 10/10 xD

    • Disqusted

      What the hell kind of name is Peebee anyway? Never heard of it before.

      • SevTheBear

        Asian or Middle Eastern inspired maybe

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I thought the Asari were established to be the most beautiful beings in the universe no matter what race they bred with. Bioware is failing its own lore now..

    • Disqusted

      Side effect from the entire universe being destroyed, no doubt.

  • Ghost

    #holdingtheline2017

  • Grey

    “It’s time to romance.”

    Sweet flying robo-Jesus. Just call it fucking, Bioware. You immature twats. That’s all it is.

  • Raging Papist

    Any time Mac Walters responds to questions, its comedy gold.

  • mikebrand83

    I have to admit, the first time I saw images of the raccoon Asari, my only thought was: “Wasn’t the Asari supposed to be an all-female species?”

    • ItEotWaWKI

      Same here dude. Maybe she’s a former human male that transitioned to an Asari 😀 Actually, now that I think about it, I wouldn’t put that past BioWare at this point. Either way the mannish look falls inline with what I’ve seen of the female character design DA:I, so I wasn’t particularly surprised. Side note, between ME:A, Gears 4, and Watch Dogs 2 (which I can at least kindof understand), I’m starting to worry the hipster douche look is becoming a trend…

      • Maybe she’s a former human male that transitioned to an Asari 😀 Actually, now that I think about it, I wouldn’t put that past BioWare at this point.

        Based on her looks and physical stature… that sounds about right.

      • SevTheBear

        Oh I hope not. The gaming world is gonna be ugly fast then if that is the case. CD PROJECT, YOU ARE OUR ONLY HOPE FOR SEXY LADIES AND HANDSOME DUDES! HELP US!

        • Oh I hope not. The gaming world is gonna be ugly fast then if that is the case.

          It already is the case. Dragon Age Inquisition was a big red flag. Mortal Kombat X, Watch Dogs 2, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Gears of War 4… all the main characters and females in AAA western games are either androgynous, hipsters, or lesbian-bait. I’m shocked Cassie Cage didn’t hook up Jackie.

          It’s already a common trend and if you think about attractive or sexy females/dudes in games released in 2016 they’re mostly Eastern. Black Desert Online still has the most attractive looking characters in a game in recent years and that came out way back in 2014. But like you mentioned, CD Projekt Red still knows how to make sexy males and females… so there’s hope with Cyberpunk 2077.

          • SevTheBear

            So true.

            I just really hope that 2016 gave them a lesson they won’t soon forget.

            I can’t speak for everyone, but I don’t want to look at ugly, dumb and weak BETA fucks when I play games. I see plenty of them in real life xD

          • Disqusted

            I guess that explains why most celebrities nowadays are ugly, too. As in, uglier than regular people on the street.

          • Actually… someone did mention this. I think it was Joan Rivers? It was an older woman who criticized Hollywood for changing direction in the way they portrayed women on screen, how — since the late 70s and 80s onward — they’ve been going for more “normal” and “regular” faces instead of the more iconic, visual diva look they had cast in films back in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

            For guys, they still try to go for the uber-handsome fellows to lead films. For women, though, they’re trying to normalize a more regular look.

            It’s very interesting. I wish I could remember who commented about that at first because I would like to further look into seeing if that’s BS or not. It is true that guys like Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig, Christian Bale and the Hemsworth brothers are definitely not normal/regular dudes, but a lot of the females they’ve been pushing lately like Amy Schumer, Melissa McCartney, Jessica Chastain and Brie Larson fit more of the “average” stereotypes.

          • Jay Kaulitzke

            Jessica Chastain is extremely hot, though she is starting to get on in years now. She just often plays characters where they dumb her looks down a lot. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f10ce57166690f554930234429e4508915f2d91c433ffb617932a2f44cfefe1f.jpg

          • I guess. I’ve only ever really seen her in roles where she’s not really dolled up. I guess, I’m just comparing her to more natural beauties like Jennifer Connelly, who doesn’t seem to have to try at all to look gorgeous.

          • The conspiractor

            Too bad that Black Desert Online is a weeb game.

      • Bitterbear
        • Skam Blammo

          Yanosh! lol

      • Skam Blammo

        Bioware is a bunch of ultra-liberal Canadians, after all.

  • durka durka

    “What I wanted to see in this was more of a, well, somebody might want to hop in the sack right away, [or] somebody might never want to hop in the sack because this is too important — trying to find that more natural way into what a relationship would be like”

    ?????

    Mac Walters confirmed virgin.

    • SevTheBear

      Bioware has a… different view on romance to say the least