[Update: A FUNimation rep has confirmed that Freddie Prinze Jr. will be reprising his role as Vega in Paragon Lost.]
Ever want to know more about the tatted-up space Marine James Vega and his life before joining the Normandy crew? On November 13th, the Mass Effect 3 prequel anime hits DVD and Blu-ray from FUNimation from animation studio Production IG.
The feature pits Vega and his Special Forces team against an onslaught of Collectors looking to snatch up a human colony.
Paragon Lost is based on a script by Henry Gilroy, a regular writer for Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars and among his healthy list of credits, he even got to write one of the early Scarecrow episodes on Batman: The Animated Series. Veteran animator Atsushi Takeuchi who's served in the art and production departments of several anime series and features including Ghost in the Shell and 2007's Appleseed: Ex Machina.
I can't find any official credits for this, but it doesn't seem like Freddie Prinze Jr. is back in his role as the hotheaded, muscle bound Vega this time around.
Here's the official synopsis:
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is the prequel to the highly-anticipated Mass Effect 3 and follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. Vega leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his soldiers must protect the civilians from a ruthless invasion determined to capture the population for unknown purposes. Learn more about the Mass Effect universe with an unprecedented glimpse into the haunted past of Mass Effect’s newest hero!
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