Those who pre-order Southpeak actioner Velvet Assassin through GameStop will receive a 15+ page digital graphic novel as a thank you.
Based, as is the game, on the life of WWII spy Violette Szabo, the graphic novel was designed by Peter Chung, the creator and director of Aeon Flux.
Chung previously had his hand in The Animatrix and The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury animation projects.
Velvet Assassin releases for PC and Xbox 360 on April 14. While we’re on the subject, IGN has three new in-game screens posted for it here.
Press release after the jump.
WORLD RENOWNED ARTIST PETER CHUNG HELPS TELL THE VELVET ASSASSIN TALE
Official Graphic Novel Available with Game Purchase at GameStop – Limited Time Only
MIDLOTHIAN, VA – FEBRUARY 6, 2009 – SouthPeak Games announced today that it has partnered with world-famous animation artist Peter Chung to create all-new, original work based on the upcoming stealth-action game Velvet Assassin. Chung is best known as the creator and director of Aeon Flux, and has worked on a number of animation projects, including The Animatrix and The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury. The 15+ page digital graphic novel will be available as an exclusive, limited-quantity bonus item to those who purchase the game at GameStop.
Chung will be working with the Velvet Assassin team to contribute to the remarkable story of Violette Summer. His work can be seen in a graphic novel that focuses on Violette’s early years and tells the story of how she became an undercover part of the war effort.
Velvet Assassin provides an intense stealth action experience set deep in Nazi territory during World War 2. With its strong basis on real historical events, Velvet Assassin’s rich universe easily lends itself to additional back stories like Chung’s. Players will be able to get their hands on both the digital graphic novel and the game later this year.
For more, please visit www.velvetassassin.com.
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SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC. SouthPeak’s games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak’s products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and London, England. www.southpeakgames.com