Today you can sample nine minutes from the Mass Effect 3 prequel anime, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost. The video above shows a panicked crew of Alliance soldiers looking to Vega for inspiration during a nasty shootout with the Blood Pack.

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost takes place well before the events of Mass Effect 3, and focuses on James Vega's career as an Alliance Marine going up against The Collectors. Freddie Prinze Jr. reprises his role as James Vega throughout the Production I.G.-created animated film. It's out on December 28.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.