'Mass Effect 3's' animated prequel teased at Comic Con

The trailer for an animated Mass Effect 3 prequel, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, was shown for the first time at San Diego Comic Con today.

The trailer for an animated Mass Effect 3 prequel, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, was shown for the first time at San Diego Comic Con today.

The production is a collaboration between BioWare and Production I.G., the Japanese animators behind Innocence, the animation sequences in Kill Bill and the introduction sequences in the Tales role-playing games. The prequel will star James Vega, who is voiced by actor Freddie Prinze Jr.

The trailer's blurb describes the film as:

"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!"

The anime movie is available on DVD and Blu-ray on Amazon from November 13, 2012.

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