The Mass Effect series has spawned countless spin-offs, novels and comics, and will soon be getting an anime adaptation in the shape of Mass Effect: Paragon Lost. The anime serves as a prequel to Mass Effect 3 and focuses on Commander Shephard’s newest squadmate James Vega.
The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 13th. Here’s a brief synopsis from anime production company Funimation:
“Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is the prequel to the highly-anticipated Mass Effect 3 and follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. Vega leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his soldiers must protect the civilians from a ruthless invasion determined to capture the population for unknown purposes. Learn more about the Mass Effect universe with an unprecedented glimpse into the haunted past of Mass Effect’s newest hero!”
Here’s Mass Effect: Paragon Lost’s debut trailer from San Diego Comic Con 2012: