This installment in the Mass Effect franchise will focus on James Vega, one of the key crew members of the Normandy from the third game in the series. Following on from Mass Effect 3’s success, the anime will focus mainly on Vega’s early military career prior to meeting Commander Shepard, something that was briefly hinted at through in-game dialogue.
Leading an Alliance SpecOps team against the Collectors, a mutilated race of aliens who are abducting entire human colonies for purposes unknown, Vega and the Delta Squad must protect the inhabitants of a remote planet, keeping the invaders at bay.
The project is being brought to life by Production I.G., the Japanese anime studio responsible for Ghost in the Shell, the anime sequence in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and one of the films from The Animatrix. This is the second venture into animated film territory for BioWare, having recently put out their first anime for the Dragon Age games.
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is due for release in the autumn. Check out the teaser below and more artwork from the anime over on the film’s official website.