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During our recent trip to BioWare's Edmonton studio to check out Mass Effect 3, we got to see a lot of cool stuff related to the franchise...including these mock-ups of box art possibilities for the original Mass Effect.
During the filming for our Mass Effect 3 video features, we were allowed to capture some footage of these preliminary tests for the game's cover (which are hanging up in a hallway of the office). It's interesting to see how some of these covers highlight different characters and aspects of the game. My personal favorite is the one above, accompanied by the tagline "In 2007, The Reaping Begins." Of course, that gives away something about the story, so I can see why BioWare steered away from it.
Check out all six in the gallery below.
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It's crazy that I like all of these much more than the ones they chose.
But Mass Effect is still my favorite Sci-Fi series of all time.
Ironically, I like the one they actually chose the best. The very last cover is pretty awesome too.
this is really cool. i have to say the first mass effect cover didn't really pull me in at all. i heard it was cool and SiFi and a buddy of mine gave me a free copy because it was "terrible".
Bioware should make these as print outs so e can put them with our game cases.That'd be awesome!
These posters bear a close resemblance to Star Wars posters
I actually prefer the unused ones.
These look amazing! Never cared for Mass Effect 1 and 2 covers, can't believe that they did not choose these!
Some of these are pretty good!
I would have chosen the one with commander Shepard in the background with Saren and his army at the bottom. Looks epic!
if they sold these as psoters id buy them.....yes them as in more than one
They should make it possible to print out the alternate covers for replacement. actually, that should be an option for... every game. or movie.
Middle picture on the bottom. I want a print of that. Now.
Actually the third (top right) was used on the Japan version.
they all are better than the original ones
some of these are actually pretty good...better then the ones on the box art now.
Why didn't they use the "The Reaping Begins" cover for Mass Effect 2? There's such a drastic difference in the style of the covers for 1 & 2...
Very cool the first