A Mass Effect anime feature will be released in 2012, BioWare and distributor FUNimation have announced.
Tokyo-based anime and international feature film production company T.O Entertainment, Inc. has signed on as a co-producer.
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.
Mass Effect series executive producer Casey Hudson will serve as executive producer on the film, along with FUNimation President and CEO Gen Fukunaga and Director of Original Entertainment Chris Moujaes and T.O Entertainment's CEO Takeichi Honda and Yui Shibata.
"Over the last few years, we have revealed different pieces of the Mass Effect world through different media. Extending the story through an anime medium is another amazing opportunity for us," said Casey Hudson, executive producer for the Mass Effect series. "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."
Production of the Mass Effect anime movie has already begun, with digital and home video releases planned for summer 2012.