Mass Effect Anime Movie Announced

2011/04/07 17:56:23 +00:00 | Jonathan James
Electronic Arts has been having success with anime adaptations of their gaming properties and continues to expand into movie territory with the announcement of an anime feature film based on Mass Effect:

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BioWare™, a division of leading video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and FUNimation® Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, announced today an agreement to create an anime feature film adapted from one of the video game industry’s most revered franchises, Mass Effect™. Tokyo-based anime and international feature film production company T.O Entertainment, Inc. has signed on as a co-producer on the video. Based on the Mass Effect universe, the anime video will tell the tale of an epic science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets."

The official press release was light on details, but we do know that production has already started and the film is expected to be released in the summer of 2012.
Source: Official EA Press Release