Fans of the female version of Mass Effect‘s Commander Shepard rejoice: BioWare Marketing Director David Silverman has confirmed on Twitter that not only is the company working on a trailer featuring FemShep, but she will be included on the box art of the Collector’s Edition of Mass Effect 3. Silverman also took an informal Twitter survey for input on what the trailer-FemShep will look like.
What’s remarkable about this story is how this is possible because of the persistance of passionate fans of FemShep. Before the release of Mass Effect 2, fan pressure convinced BioWare to release screenshots of a couple of different versions of FemShep in action, despite all of the marketing and screenshots released to that point had only contained the default version of BroShep. Fans have also taken it upon themselves to create trailers celebrating FemShep to fill the void left by official marketing, including this version of the ME2 launch trailer, and this awesome fanvid called “The Many Faces of FemShep.” One trailer and appearing on the box art for just the CE are small things, but it’s still great to see BioWare recognizing Jennifer Hale’s great work as well as how meaningful the character is to so many Mass Effect fans.
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