Tag Archives: comics
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 08:23 BST
Apple filed a patent back in 2009 that turns in-game moral choices into an evolving comic book story, and uses Mass Effect’s dialogue system as an example. Given the rise of morally-focused adventure games out there today, this could be a neat little mechanic.
Sun, Mar 03, 2013 | 22:15 GMT
Mass Effect has spawned a number of comic mini-series, but at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, Dark Horse confirmed the first ongoing series set in the BioWare universe. Destructoid reports Mass Effect: Foundation is being written by Mac Walters, the lead writer on Mass Effect 3, and will tie-in with the upcoming Citadel DLC. The first issue goes on sale on July 24.
Fri, Feb 01, 2013 | 05:35 GMT
Dark Hose and Square Enix have teamed up to deliver a prequel comic for Crystal Dynamics’ new Tomb Raider game. Called Tomb Raider: The Beginning, the comic was penned by the game’s writer, Rhianna Pratchett, and Destructoid reports pre-orders at US Best Buy stores will score a hardcover version for free. This isn’t Lara’s first go-round with comics; Top Cow produced a Tomb Raider comic series which began in the late 1990′s and ran for 50 issues, as well as spawning crossovers with Witchblade and Fathom.
Tomb Raider is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early March.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 | 22:59 GMT
Mon, Dec 03, 2012 | 05:28 GMT
Ubisoft’s tie-in webcomic ZombiU: Z-14 is finished. The episodic comic released once a day for two weeks, and charts the first 14 days after the zombie outbreak. You can read the whole thing online here; it’s well worth a look just for the cleverness of the quasi-animation sued to display different images as you scroll vertically through the tale.ZombiU is out now everywhere the Wii U is.
Thanks, Evil Avatar.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 | 00:35 GMT
Indie mech sim Hawken has spawned a comic series, and picking up a digital preview will also give you access to the third beta event.
Sat, Oct 06, 2012 | 20:46 BST
InJustice: Gods Among Us is getting a comic book, according to Netherrealm’s Ed Boon.
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.
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.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 | 03:55 BST
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 | 06:23 BST
Namco Bandai’s latest foray into digital comics – part of the publishers plan to keep interest in neglected properties alive – revisits everyone’s favourite cat-rabbit-hand-ear thing. Klonoa: Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol was announced at San Diego Comic Con, and is due in August on ShiftyLook. If you’re not already fangirling like a windmill, how about word that The Big O artist Hitoshi Ariga is handling pencils? Oh yeah. Klonoa starred in a couple of late 90′s, early 00′s platformers which were pretty much a joy and delight in every way. Be right back, emailing another HD re-release request.
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.
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.
Fri, May 04, 2012 | 21:23 BST
Wed, May 02, 2012 | 03:04 BST
Nary a whisper of a new game on the horizon, but you can at least enjoy dark Horse’s upcoming, three-part comic series Dragon Age: Those Who Speak.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 | 18:04 BST
Rockstar has announced a three-part original Max Payne 3 comic series will be released as a graphic novel and in limited print editions. It was created with Rockstar Games in collaboration with Marvel Custom Solutions and written by Rockstar’s Dan Houser and Remedy’s Sam Lake. Cover art was created by Greg Horn with pencils and inks by Fernando Blanco. The series will “delve into” Max’s troubled past through both Max Payne and Max Payne 2, leading up to Max Payne 3. It will also shed some light on his early years. Issue number one After the Fall will be released “in the next few weeks” for free via the Rockstar Newswire, the official Max Payne 3 website and additional digital comic channels.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 | 14:33 GMT
Sony has announced plans to shut down the PSP comic service in September, and new content will no longer be added to the store as of March 15 in Japan. The US and European ends stopped updating last summer. The comics tab will also be removed from the main PSP interface, but those who have purchased comics through the service will still be able to access the content until the end of the year. After which, comics will no longer be accessible, so in order to continue having access, Sony suggested using the Media Go program. Meanwhile, the firm is looking into offering comics and other digital books through other Sony and PlayStation brand products and services. Thanks, Andriasang.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 | 20:48 GMT
Radical Entertainment and Dark Horse comics have announced a digital comic series set in the Prototype universe.
Thu, Jan 05, 2012 | 01:45 GMT
BioWare and Dark Horse have teamed up again to offer a new Mass Effect comic. This one is called Mass Effect: Homeworlds and includes plenty of commando type James Vega, a new addition to the cast in Mass Effect 3. The comic arrives in April after the third game hits PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March. Hit up Kotaku for a couple of images.