On BioWare’s Mass Effect 2 Facebook page, they’ve posted an album that showcases various versions of female Shepard. The purpose of this album is to allow the public to vote for which version they use for the advertisements for Mass Effect 3.
For both ME 1 & 2, only the male Shepard has been used in advertisement. Whether in trailers, demo videos or images, Shepard is always male. However, the ME3 Collector’s Edition will have both male & female Shepard displayed.
So BioWare has released six variations on female Shepard & is letting the fans vote for which one they prefer.
At the time I voted, #5 was in the lead. Personally, I like 1 or 5. The short hair seems more practical, something I’d expect from an experience soldier like Shepard. But I also like the messy look of the blonde.
So far a deadline hasn’t been announced yet. But considering the release date is months away, I’m sure there’s still plenty of time to get your vote in.