Mass Effect: Lost Paragon, an animated prequel to Mass Effect 3, is set for a December 28 release. FUNimation, however, has released a nine-minute teaser of the film.
On December 28, “Mass Effect: Lost Paragon” is due for release onto DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. This is perhaps a must-buy item for those that enjoy Japanese anime and the “Mass Effect” series. In preparation for the game's release, courtesy of Funimation, a nine-minute clip is available for viewing. Mass Effect: Lost Paragon is a collaborative effort between Electronic Arts, BioWare (a subsidiary of Electronic Arts), distributor FUNimation Entertainment, and the animation studio Production I.G.
Electronic Arts and BioWare, respectively, are responsible for the publishing and development of the popular Mass Effect series.
FUNimation, a subsidiary of the Navarre Corporation, is an American production company that has licensed notable anime titles such as “Blood-C,” “BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad,” “Blassreiter,” “Dragon Ball Z,” “Case Closed,” “Darker than Black,” and many others.
Production I.G is known for the animation and production of many titles such as “Appleseed XIII,” “Another,” “Black Jack,” “Blood+,” “Blue Exorcist,” “Gantz,” and “Ghost in the Shell (Stand Alone Complex, 2nd GIG, and Solid State Society).”
Mass Effect: Lost Paragon serves as a prequel to “Mass Effect 3” which has caused controversy to be directed at BioWare for its controversial ending.
The storyline follows the early career of James Vega from Mass Effect 3. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. reprises his voice-over role as James Vega for the animated film. Apparently, the events of Mass Effect: Lost Paragon will reinforce Vega's backstory in Mass Effect 3.
In preparation for its scheduled release, those who cannot wait can still watch the nine-minute clip of Mass Effect: Lost Paragon.