Along with already being suped for the early 2014 release of Dark Souls II, NAMCO BANDAI comes along and decides to raise the excitement meter. NAMCO BANDAI and developer FromSoftware have now teamed up to work with some of the most talented comic writers and artists to produce an exclusive comic book for DARK SOULS II.
The new graphic novel, titled “DARK SOULS II: Into the Light” is said to obviously take place within the games universe, written by Rob Williams and Andi Ewington with art provided by Simon Coleby.
Rob Williams is an acclaimed British-based comic book writer whose credits include Ghost Rider, Daken, Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark X-Men, Cla$$war, Star Wars Tales and the 2013 British Comic Award nominated Judge Dredd: Trifecta.
Simon Coleby is a British comic book artist who has worked for Marvel and 2000 AD. His credits include creating art for Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper and the popular ‘The Authority’ series from DC/Wildstorm. He also worked on the 2013 British Comic Award nominated Judge Dredd: Trifecta.
Andi Ewington is an up-and-coming writer whose breakthrough debut novel ‘45’ won critical acclaim from reviewers and fans alike, and has recently claimed a #1 Amazon UK Kindle Superhero bestseller spot. He was also named in WizardWorld’s ‘5 on the rise’ for 2010.
When asked about their collaboration around “DARK SOULS II: Into the Light”, the authors said that “Gothic environments, unworldly monsters, eldritch atmosphere, adventure and terror” are the best arguments that an artist could wish for! When it comes down to the deep & breathtaking storyline they only whispered “Before you venture into the darkness, pay heed to those who know what awaits within”.
DARK SOULS II: Into the Light will offer an extended experience to hardcore fans and newcomers in the DARK SOULS II universe and will be available Early January 2014, so mark calendars.