EA And FUNimation Announce Mass Effect Anime Film

By Colin Tan on April 8, 2011, 2:00AM EDT

EA and Funimation have announced that they'll be teaming up to produce a Mass Effect anime film. BioWare and Mass Effect's executive producer Casey Hudson will act as executive producer on the film alongside Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment, one of the leading anime distributors in North America.

"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 Hudson. "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."

"It is thanks to the enormous and passionate Mass Effect fan base that this movie is made possible," chimed in Fukunaga. "With production underway on the Dragon Age video, we are excited to team up with another BioWare team to add an exciting new chapter to this vast sci-fi world."

Yes, that's right, Mass Effect won't be the first collaboration between BioWare and FUNimation. A film based on hit RPG Dragon Age is well into production, with digital and video releases slated for this year, while Mass Effect is scheduled for release in Summer 2012.

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