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Along with introducing a new partner for Shepard to shepherd around the galaxy, this video feature also introduces the actor who will be playing him.
James Vega seems like a pretty standard hard-headed marine, but I am sure he's hiding a dark past or an embarrassing tattoo that will get expanded upon during a mission in Mass Effect 3. Prinze probably wouldn't have been most people's first choice to play a muscular military dude, but he seems genuinely passionate about Mass Effect. And more importantly, he seems to get what makes Mass Effect great. He does insist on calling Shapard's partners, "henchmen," though, which is a little odd.
Click over to Game Trailers to check out an interview with Prinze and some footage of the upcoming Mass Effect 3, which releases March 6.
Oh, and by the way Freddie, you're not a nerd. You just like good sci-fi stories.
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I believe that in the config files for Mass Effect (on the PC version) Shepard's teammates are referred to as henchmen... I am not sure, though, since it's been a while since I have looked at that file.
As long as someone cares and tries while providing a voice, that is all that should matter.