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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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Who the hell is the one that decided what should be the cover? I mean seriously... look at these, there amazing.
I think most of these look way better then the ones that the used for the actual games
Middle pic at the bottom: OMG Georges St. Pierre is actually Commander Shepard! No wonder he's so bad*behind*.
First pic at the top: It gives off a retro sci-fi feel. I like it.
First pic at the bottom: Looks like a well-done movie poster. Less is good. Kinda reminds me of that Heavy Rain EU box art - it was awesome compared to the US box art.
Those are some pretty cool pieces of box art.
hard to say which i like best think last line on the right i like least all look better than me1 cover tho n never liked 2s
those are all pretty awesome, but I gotta say the one with the claws gripping the planet is the coolest.
These are much better than the others.
*** those are sweet, they should release them all with the mass effect 3 collectors edition, i'll replace my old one cover with one of those for sure!
I like the top middle and right covers. :) Too bad they didn't use any of these covers. They're really nice!
Why on earth did these get scrapped? I now feel underwhelmed with my own games covers.
I like these ideas. I thought ME1's cover was great but 2's was awful. Why could they not use some of these covers redesigned for 2. I hope three's cover is visually appealing and great like 1's or some of these.
they should use the reaper one for the special edition of mass effect 3
I remember ME2 had a different mock cover for the longest time which was much better than the one they released. I never understood that move.
The artwork on those is absolutely amazing. I would love to get a copy of them.
The first and the last covers look a bit cheap, but the others are superb.
they all cool
hmm... I liked them all, EXCEPT the one with reaper claws on the planet.
I was really disappointed with the cover choice for ME2, I hope they choose a cover closer in style with these when making the ME3 cover.
The glinting eye art is really good.. I think
Oh my god. Oh my god. who the hell decided not to use these? both games have the most appalling cover art and i'm willing to overlook it but THEY ACTUALLY HAD AWESOME STUFF? what the hell, Bioware.