What better way to celebrate the release of the upcoming third installment of Dark Souls if not by introducing a graphic novel? Announced by Titan Comics, the first issue will probably be released on April 6, whereas the punishing RPG game will make it into worldwide stores on April 12, just a couple of days later.
Written by author and editor George Mann, the comic book will feature entirely new stories depicting the complexity of the universe, dismissing the possibility of developing stories already existent within the game’s plot. Another notable name who contributed to the emergence of the comic is artist Alan Quah.
Although not yet clear as to whether or not the comic will be an ongoing series, the most verisimilar aspect for the moment is the existence of a set of covers executed by artists Marco Turini and Joshua Cassara, which can be seen below.
According to Titan’s official press release, Mann added the following:
‘I’m ‘dead’ excited to be working on this new series (see what I did, there). Dark Souls has a rich, original universe that’s just begging to be explored in comics, and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to delve in and tell some new stories within it. I’ve been a fan of the games for some time, so it’s a real thrill to be able to contribute to the mythology of the Hollows and their world.’
The success of the Dark Souls franchise is an indubitable reality, which led to the initiation of a spin-off in the form of a comic book and not a manga, a truly impressive aspect given the Japanese origins of the game, courtesy to FromSoftware developer. A curious subject matter is how will the creators shape the story; a story which seemed somewhat nonexistent since the start, as it was interlaced with the progress and struggles of players throughout the game’s unfolding.