Bioware FUNimation, and Tokyo-based T.O Entertainment are working in concert to produce an animated Mass Effect feature film due for release next summer.
“Over the last few years, we have revealed different pieces of the Mass Effect world through different media,” said Bioware executive producer Casey Hudson. “Extending the story through an anime medium is another amazing opportunity for us… Partnering with FUNimation ensures that we will bring this rich universe to life with the utmost quality and the same attention to detail that the Mass Effect games are known for.”
There’s no word on exactly what the film will be about this early. But between a novel series, comics, and now an animated movie, it must be getting more and more difficult for Bioware to tiptoe about the exact details of Commander Shepard’s exploits. Fortunately, there’s plenty of other material to draw upon for the franchise.
The movie’s still a long way away, and in the meantime more details about Mass Effect 3 are being released in the latest issue of Game Informer. For more information, check out Gamerant’s stories on the upcoming anime and novel and the Game Informer preview.