Mass Effect Legendary Edition, BioWare’s remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy, is almost here, and now fans can make their own cover art for it.
The box art maker, which can be found on the game’s website, allows players to pick which characters they want to appear on the cover. Fans can also customize other elements, like the background and a color scheme based on which morality you pick. For example, if you wanted Miranda Lawson and Liara T’Soni to appear prominently on the cover, you could select them as your favorite squadmates, and they’d be featured on the final product.
Once you’ve settled on who you want on your cover, you’ll be able to download the final image in three different options: social share (intended for uploading to social media), a 4K wallpaper, and then a box art sleeve for either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
Seeing the full PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sleeve load up after tinkering around with it is fun, and fans are already sharing their custom cover art online.
WOW! Okay...this tool is amazing! @masseffect has a ridiculous custom wallpaper tool that allows you to select your entire squad of favorites, your alignment, and setting. Here is #MyShepard, and my cover art! What does yours look like? @EA @PlayStation @Xbox pic.twitter.com/koVavgt8OE— SarshelYam (@sarshelyam) May 5, 2021
One person even used it to make a poster that only had Garrus Vakarian on it. This isn't an option in the customizer — EA’s website only lets you pick each character once — so this person had to Photoshop their artwork. But it’s a good goof using assets from the tool.
excited to be reunited with my alien husband in 4k pic.twitter.com/egK3xKz4zQ— chloe naylor (@echochlo) May 5, 2021
The custom cover maker isn’t the only goodie announced Wednesday. BioWare has published loads of free content that was originally included in the deluxe editions of Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, to keep fans occupied until the release of the remaster. Interested parties can now grab 88 music tracks from across the trilogy, including a new song called “Resynthesis”; two digital art books; two digital comic books; and a digital lithograph of the Normandy in action.
These downloads are available for free on the game’s website, although only for a limited time. They’ll exist there until “the earlier of May 31, 2021 or until download capacity is reached,” according to the site. So if you’re interested, grab the downloads now before fans max out the number of downloads (or before the end of the month arrives).
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will come out on May 14 for PS4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, and will be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X via backward compatibility.
Update: The bonus content from Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 will be available to download only until “the earlier of May 31, 2021 or until download capacity is reached,” according to EA’s website. We’ve edited the article to reflect this.