BioWare Pits Blonde Against Brunette in New FemShep Poll

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Mass Effect fans once again get to weigh in on the “official” female Commander Shepard.

BioWare is once again asking Mass Effect fans to chose their favorite FemShep. Her face is locked in, but it seems that other parts of her – namely her hair color – are not.

In the original vote, the blonde FemShep won out over her rivals, but speaking at Gamescom, BioWare marketing director David Silverman said that a number of fans had actually voted for the blonde FemShep because they like the hair style, rather than the hair color. With that in mind, Bioware has unveiled four “new” FemSheps for fans to vote on in an effort to make sure that they get exactly what they want. Joining the original blonde FemShep is a redhead, a brunette, and a FemShep with darker, “dirty” blonde hair.

In order to vote, you need to head over to the official Mass Effect Facebook page, and click “like” on the one you want to see in the game. The voting will remain open until PAX Prime, which is in a week’s time. Silverman said that he was interested to see if the blonde FemShep would win out again, or whether another version would take the crown.

Of the new FemSheps, the brunette is probably my favorite, although the whole thing is starting to seem a little silly. I can understand that BioWare wants to give fans what they want, but it’s not like hair color is particularly hard to change in Mass Effect.

Mass Effect 3 comes out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 6th.

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