Category Archives: books
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 02:47 BST
Tor Books has announced a delay to Halo: Silentium, the final novel in Greg Bear’s Forerunners sequence. Originally expected by January, the paperback will now launch in March 2013 alongside audio and e-book editions. Previous entries Halo: Cryptum and Halo: Primordium began the story of the Forerunners’ doom, and since we’re expecting them to pop up in Halo4, we’re all pretty keen to find out what the gap in the canon contains.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 | 03:28 BST
BioWare had a little moment at New York Comic Con and announced a looming mountain of new merchandise and tie-in media for fans of the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 | 06:37 BST
The Last of Us is getting a graphic novel series courtesy of Dark Horse and Naughty Dog.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 | 22:49 BST
Splinter Cell’s universe is set to expand with a full-length graphic novel detailing events between 2010′s Conviction and the upcoming Blacklist.
Sat, Oct 06, 2012 | 20:46 BST
InJustice: Gods Among Us is getting a comic book, according to Netherrealm’s Ed Boon.
Tue, Oct 02, 2012 | 17:02 BST
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 | 20:15 BST
An e-book service for 3DS will launch in Japan October 20 as a free application called Bookstore Anywhere. Various offerings will be available through the service such as manga, and post launch content will include novels and magazines, It is unknown at this time whether the service will made available internationally. Thanks, Siliconera.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | 02:45 BST
BioShock: Infinite’s glorious design is the subject of a hardcover art book courtesy of Dark Horse.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | 02:37 BST
The next digital comics release from Namco Bandai’s ShiftyLook series will focus on Katamari Damacy. Destructoid reports the series is being penned by Alex Culang and Raynato Castro, better known as the team behind webcomic Buttersafe (one of my favourites). The new series debuts on September 17 and will update on Mondays and Wednesdays. Stay tuned to ShiftyLook for updates.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 | 13:43 BST
Book of Spells, the Wonderbook title from J.K. Rowling, has been given a new trailer showing the magic of Move mixed with fantasy and a television set. The Harry Potter spin-off, which was announced at E3, is slated for release around the holidays.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 | 20:37 BST
Thatgamecompany has announce book featuring the artwork of Journey will be released next month. Titled “The Art of Journey”, the hardcover was deigned and written by art director Matt Nava, and along with art from the game it contains information on what influenced the art direction. It also includes 3D models, AR smartphone interaction, and a PSN voucher for the game’s soundtrack. Watch the video below. Thanks, Joystiq.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 08:03 BST
Borderlands 2 is to spawn a four-part tie-in comic series.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 03:24 BST
Just a reminder that Dragon Age: Those Who Speak arrives in comic stores on August 22. The latest mini-series spun from BioWare’s fantasy RPG setting follows the adventures of Alistair, Isabela and Varric in the Tevinter homelands, and is a follow up to The Silent Grove. It’s been written by series lead David Gaider which makes it canonical – so I hope you didn’t kill off the cheeky ginger king in Dragon Age: Origins. The comic series is releasing at an odd time – or is it? A fresh batch of Dragon Age 3 rumours suggest we may be approaching an announcement. Hello, yes pwease.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 | 20:01 BST
Dark Horse Books and Nintendo have announced The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, which contains a vast collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise, will be localized and released in the west in January. The hardcover compilation contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and and introduction by Shigeru Miyamoto. As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by The Legend of Zelda manga creator Akira Himekawa. It will run you $34.99.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 | 20:44 BST
Ubisoft has announced a novelization of Assassin’s Creed III will be released on December 4. Written by Oliver Bowden, the novel “Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken” will tell the origins of Connor, who has “sworn to secure liberty for his people and his nation and unleashes his powerful skills on the chaotic, blood-soaked battlefields of the hostile American wilderness.” The book will retail for $9.99. Thanks, Cinemablend.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 03:20 BST
You may need a bigger coffee table for this new artbook from the team behind World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo. Destructoid reports The Art of Blizzard squashes 20 years of the developer’s history into a 352-page hardcover, with nearly 800 images to browse as well as commentary from Chris Metzen, Sam Didier and Nick Carpenter. The Insight Editions-published book launches in October and is available for pre-order through Amazon or at San Diego Comic Con later this month.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 | 12:05 BST
A second Dead Space novel will be published worldwide on October 2, sci-fi and fantasy publisher Tor Books has announced. Dead Space: Catalyst is the second novel by author B.K. Evenson to be set in EA’s Marker-obsessed universe following 2010′s Dead Space: Martyr. Like its predecessor, Catalyst will be set prior to the events of the first Dead Space video game, this time following the story of two brothers who cross paths with the EarthGov organisation as the threat of the Marker begins to unfold. Cover art is through the break.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 04:43 BST
Rockstar Newswire heralds the imminent arrival of the next issue of the Max Payne 3 comic; Hoboken Blues releases on June 12. the comic mini-series was written by Rockstar’s written by Dan Houser and Remedy’s Sam Lake, and covers events from throughout the franchise’s timeline, including Payne’s past.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 08:59 BST
Tor Books has announced the next Halo novel, called The Thursday Wars. Written by known Halo author and Gears of War 3 writer Karen Traviss, the book will set up the events around Halo 4, according to 343′s Frank O’Connor.
It’s out on October 2, just over a month before Halo 4 launches worldwide on November 6. Thanks, D’Toid.
Mon, May 07, 2012 | 06:45 BST
The first issue of Max Payne: After the Fall is now available for free online. The comic was written by Rockstar’s Dan Houser in collaboration with Sam Lake of original developer Remedy, and over the three issue arc, will examine Max Payne’s past and touch on events from all three games. You can grab it as a PDF from Rockstar Newswire, or read online through Rockstar or Marvel. You can also visit a shop and hand over currency for a dead tree version, if that’s your thing. Max Payne 3 is due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on May 15 in the US and May 18 elsewhere, with the PC version following at the end of the month.