Funimation was on hand during the film
portion of SXSW's yearly festival to show off early sketches and
character art from its upcoming anime feature, Mass Effect: Paragon
Lost. Dailymotion caught up with Funimation's Justin Rojas to
discuss the film's plot and style, and why fans won't be following
Commander Shepard on this particular mission.
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As detailed, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost
will delve into the backstory of one James Vega, a Systems Alliance
soldier and one of the available squadmates in Mass Effect 3.
Traditionally, Funimation has been responsible for licensing overseas anime for western distribution, but Rojas explained that this time
around the company has been involved with the film's development from
the very beginning, saying, “We're actually involved in the
creation process on this, so it's really cool because we're doing the
scriptwriting, and we're working with the animation studio to do the
character designs and getting that all really fleshed out.”
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is
anticipated to arrive sometime this fall. Meanwhile, Rojas confirmed
that its other video game pet project, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, will be ready for a May 29 debut.