Mass Effect shots build up

Xbox 360's Mass Effect - an original futuristic RPG from the creators of Knights of the Old Republic - made a stir at last week's X06 conference, and the screens have finally emerged from hyperspace.

We gota more detailed report on the game coming up soon, but in the meantime click the Images tab above for the latest eyeful of your squad of interstellar do-gooders.

Developer BioWare's fetish forpersonality means your back-up characters will all have their own volatile traits.And with alienco-starslike Garrus seeming eager to butt heads, that's a painful proposition. Especially because his skull is armor-plated.

Mass Effect will be released early next year, accompanied by downloadable Xbox Live content. Also, the game is slated to be the first in a trilogy, so we mightbe seeing a lot moreeffects of a massive natureas the 360 matures.

October 3, 2006