Ahead of their panel discussing Mass Effect at San Diego Comic Con, BioWare teased fans with this teaser video;
It’s definitely a teaser video for a new game; it seems unlikely to be related to existing BioWare IPs such as Mass Effect or Dragon Age. The video itself, titled “YOU’VE BEEN CHOSEN: Nightmare Teaser” looks to be predominantly live action filming with some visual effects included, if those are graphics shown in the video then this will be absolutely gorgeous!
The video doesn’t give much away, showing a destroyed bedroom, a man running along what seems to be an infinitely looping entry and then reaching a car with another male inside. Interspersed between this are images of a man whose head has been replaced by black smoke, and someone with a hood up and no face, instead there’s a bright white light shining where the face should be.
Over at the official website, BioWare has just one blog post alongside this video which says;
The time is near.
They are watching.
Your power is rising.
You’ve Been Chosen.
Again, the text gives little away other than the obvious mention of Cologne in Germany, where gaming event Gamescom takes place in mid-August. This could be a teaser for Gamescom in a few weeks, as opposed to San Diego Comic Con which is currently taking place.
Elsewhere, other media outlets have been investigating what the teaser is for and have come across an EA thumbnail image for the video on youTube entitled “ShadowRealms teaser”, suggesting that is the title of the game. Conversely, the assumption is that this is a tease for a new game, but could also be for a film or original TV production given the amount of live action recording involved.
Let us know what you think on the forums, and we’ll keep you up to date as and when we get any fresh info.