BioWare is pulling out all the stops for the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition: Better gameplay, hotter companions, and a really good looking photo mode, among other things. Today, it rolled out a very sweet “bonus content download” package including a beefy soundtrack, art books, and digital comics, and a separate online tool that enables fans to create their very own customized cover art.

The art tool is really simple and clever. You begin by selecting your morality—Paragon, Renegade, or Neutral—and then your two favorite squadmates. The selection is limited, but you’ll add more as the process continues, through Trusted Companion, the Cavalry, and the Backups. After that, choose from one of five Mass Effect locations, and then sit back and wait while the machine mashes it all together for you. You’ll then be able to download your masterpiece as 4K wallpaper, box art (complete with a back page), or in “social share” formatting.

This is mine:

(Image credit: Electronic Arts)

And here’s a more Renegade-oriented take, with a different supporting cast:

(Image credit: Electronic Arts)

It’s fun to fool around with, and plenty of people are sharing and comparing their creations on Twitter with the #MyShepard hashtag. It’s a bit of a shame that you can’t lay out a fully customized squad—I’d happily put Zaeed in the top spot and I make no apologies for it—but given the ease of use and how well it works, I’d say the placement limitations are a fair trade.




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