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Mass Effect 2's Miranda Lawson may still have an address in Uncanny Valley, but she looks leagues better than her predecessors in the latest trailer for BioWare's upcoming sci-fi RPG bonanza.

Check out the fluid facial animation in the following video. It's not quite "Emily is Real" convincing, or anything like what James Cameron just pulled off in Avatar, but BioWare's carried the ball forward. That's saying something given the Xbox 360's four-year-old architecture.

Modeled after Yvonne Strahovski, an Australian actress known for her work as Sarah Walker in NBC's Chuck, Miranda sounds like a hard case you'll have to handle delicately given her reserved, perfectionist leanings. She "doesn't have patience for incompetence…or recklessness…or heroes."

Hello gender-flipped reincarnation of Bernard Montgomery?

Also: BioWare released another trailer highlighting the Vanguard class's new abilities. Check out your new Rhino power (you know, from Spider-Man?). Aka "Biotic Charge."

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