(SPOILER WARNING FOR THIS LINK) In case anyone missed it earlier, here's a great rundown of footage from E3, as well as some stuff not seen in any conference. Again, SPOILER WARNING.
Also, don't get too excited about squad paragon/renegade. Looks like it was left in by mistake. From Casey Hudson's Twitter:
Phenomenal footage in that Q&A conference, and the three demo items they showed make me think that they have the right match between RPG and shooter. I also agree that there's certainly some spoilerific items there, though I think it's worth the look. Thank you for posting it, my hype for the game is now on overdrive from that item.
I actually read on the BioWare board that they're now calling "The Prothean" a typo/mistake. But then again the same devs denied that Garrus was a squadmate in ME2, etc. It could be that the title/content of the DLC was supposed to be an Archangel-like surprise but the cat got out of the bag early.
I think they're protesting too much.
I follow you and that does make sense. I could see this being a " find an artifact mission" but how crazy would it be if somehow there was a prothean in your crew?? Maybe having an actual "person" might be a stretch, but what if they have a prothean AI that you can bring on board the Normandy to give you insight into the last invasion? That'd be interesting.
Could be Vigil from ME1 that was recovered in some form, though I remember that he was destroyed after giving his final message to Shepard. Backup copy found on another Prothean world, like an offsite research colony that escaped the Reapers?