I know there are those out there who take their Mass Effect lore pretty seriously. Those who can tell what planet an Asari is from based on their hairstyle, or have learnt how to drive a M35 Mako in real life. For those people, Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to be a huge event. After the divisive and hugely controversial ending to Mass Effect 3, there are probably plenty wondering just how BioWare intends to continue this epic tale.

Well help is at hand from Titan Books, who are planning to publish no less than four novels bridging the gap between Mass Effect 3 and the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda.

“While earlier Mass Effect games focused on the defense of the Milky Way galaxy, with humans pitted against a race of ruthless mechanical invaders known as the Reapers, the new story will take the game in a dramatic new direction and is set in a new region of space, with a new and deadly enemy,” writes Titan Books.

“The novels will act as prequel and sequels to the events in the games and will become part of the overarching Mass Effect saga. They will focus on key characters and answer the many questions fans have been asking.”

If you were hoping to get them all out the way before ME: Andromeda arrives though, think again. Book one will be out this August, two more will arrive in March and September 2017, while the final book is penciled in for March 2018. Mass Effect Andromeda, meanwhile, should be with us in early 2017, fingers crossed.