Sporting a brother and sister, a blonde biotic, an AI and a "crisis response" officer that's supposedly an idealist, here's some of the characters you'll be spending time with in the new Mass Effect.
The most interesting character out of the bunch is the narrator, Cora Harper, who's pictured above. Current speculation is saying she might be the daughter of the Illusive Man, given that his real name was Jack Harper, a detail revealed in the Mass Effect: Evolution comics published back in 2011.
Other than that, it's mostly an all-human affair. Which is understandable given the whole explorer vibe Bioware is going for.
It's not as enticing as the cinematic trailer that dropped early this morning, but then it's hard to make any human look as interesting as an alien. Especially if that alien is beating the shit out of other aliens.