At some point in recent history, someone somewhere decided that major game franchises also need anime adaptations. Then again, we've already got novels -- four of them, in fact -- and comic books, so why the hell not?
With a Dragon Age anime due out some time this year, EA and BioWare are working with FUNimation once again to also create a Mass Effect anime movie for 2012. For non-anime fans, the year couldn't be more appropriate. Tokyo-based T.O Entertainment has already signed on to co-produce the animated flick.
On the bright side, BioWare's Casey Hudson, executive producer of the Mass Effect series, will be leading the project, also as executive producer. Now, if they just borrow some of the studio's writers and keep in-house animators on the job (instead of rampant outsourcing), everything should turn out perfectly fine. Maybe this won't be another Halo Legends.
No word on the story yet, unfortunately.