Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is still a work in progress, but thanks to the wonderful people from Dailymotion and SXSW, we have some new details concerning its characters, settings, and some early notes on the movie itself!
Paragon Lost is a prequel to Mass Effect 3 centered around James Vega, so the two things to take away from that are firstly; this is NOT for newcomers to the series, and secondly; it’ll help flesh out one of the new crew members aboard the SSV Normandy.
Funimation shares their quick synopsis: “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.”
Not the most original idea for an anime or movie in general, but with a solid combination effort from animation studio Production I.G. and Funimation, I expect it to deliver on a rich franchise that has so much left to explore.
With Mass Effect 3 now on shelves, it looks like fans will have plenty of extra Mass Effect goodness come Fall 2012!