Mass Effect 3 CE edition to have Male and Female Shepard art

Bioware has confirmed the Collector’s Edition of Mass Effect 3 the other day, but one of the more exciting details is a tweet from the Director of Marketing at Bioware:

@dsilvermanea said, “@SilentKittyK the CE of #ME3 has both #FemShep and male Shepard on the box.”

I remember several discussion on Women in Games forums questioning why Female Shepard wasn’t on the box cover. It was great to see that Bioware made her a similarly strong character, but if the characters are interchangeable, then why not feature both (or either) on the box? Well it looks like Bioware heard those discussions and are adding her to the Collector’s Edition.

The collector’s Edition also includes:

Premium metal case featuring commemorative artwork of both male and female versions of Commander Shepard.
70-page hardbound art book featuring hundreds of unique and gorgeous illustrations from the BioWare development team.
Limited edition Mass Effect comic by Dark Horse Comics, complete with unique cover artwork.
Join the ranks of the N7 with the premium fabric N7 patch.
Exclusive 4×6 lithographic print featuring a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork.
A full collection of in-game content that can’t be found anywhere else!
N7 Arsenal Pack – Bring the firepower with the N7 Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, SMG, and Pistol.
Robotic Dog – A faithful sidekick to keep you company on board the Normandy.
Squadmate Alternate Outfit Pack – New appearances for squad members Ashley, Kaidan, James and Liara.
N7 Hoodie – For Commander Shepard’s casual days on board the Normandy.
Relive all the greatest moments of Mass Effect 3 with the digital soundtrack.
Xbox LIVE Normandy prop for your Avatar. (Available on Xbox 360 version only.)
Display your initiation in the N7 ranks with a collection of forum and social badges, avatars, and perks.

The Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of the Collector’s Edition can be purchased over at Amazon. The collector’s edition will cost $79.99 and will only be available in “limited quantities. So you may want to decide rather quickly.