Cast Your Vote for Mass Effect 3’s Default Female Shepard

July 26, 2011 Written by Alex Osborn

BioWare is contemplating which character model to go with for their default option of female Commander Shepard in Mass Effect 3. The company has whittled the selection down to a total of six different Shepards, which were shown at Comic-Con, but only one will make the cut. Naturally, EA and BioWare are looking to the fans to decide.

If you head over to to Mass Effect’s Facebook page, you’ll be able to cast your vote for which Shepard you like most by simply “liking” one of the six images. ¬†Currently Shepard 5 is ahead by a landslide, and rightly so, as she has the looks. Plus, she’s got a bit of a Samus Aran thing going on, which certainly doesn’t hurt her chances.

It’s really great when a developer reaches out to their fan base. What better way to get the community involved than to make them a part of the decision process? Keep in mind that you’ll still be able to design your own Shephard in Mass Effect 3, and this selection process only changes the default. With that said, be sure to look for the new default Shepard when Mass Effect 3 hits retailers during the first week of March 2012.