Mass Effect being made into anime for 2012 release

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When you think of video games and anime usually they don’t go together well, other than gamers watching anime. But in the past we have seen a Halo anime movie that featured various characters from the Halo Universe and it was distrubted over the Halo Waypoint system and later on DVD. Now another video game looks to be getting the anime treatment.

Mass Effect will be getting a straight to DVD/Blu-Ray anime movie as it was announced today by EA that they would be partnering with FUNimation to help publish the title. The studio behind the production will be T.O Entertainment. The anime itself will be set in the Mass Effect universe and currently that is all that is known. We can expect the anime to be released in the summer of 2012. A small excerpt from Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of Mass Effect can be found below:

“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. 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.”

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