The year’s most anticipated new comic series explodes off of the page and onto your iPhone!
JANUARY 25TH, MILWAUKIE, OR and EDMONTON, AB – Tomorrow, the year’s most anticipated video game Mass Effect 2 is released nationwide. In celebration, Dark Horse and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced that the comic will be released to the iPhone mobile comics platform.
Mass Effect: Redemption tells the exciting back-story that led up to the events of Mass Effect 2,
the eagerly anticipated video game developed by the award-winning
creative team at BioWare. The game’s lead writer Mac Walters takes up
the pen to give fans exclusive insight into the events that unfolded
between the conclusion of the original Mass Effect, and the beginning of Mass Effect 2. Scripted by John Jackson MillerStar Wars Knights of the Old Republic, The Invincible Iron Man) and drawn by Omar Francia (Star Wars Legacy), this four-part series explores the exotic and dangerous future Milky Way of Mass Effect, revealing previously unseen locations, aliens, and enemies of this rich science fiction landscape.
The Mass Effect trilogy
is an epic science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with
dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets. In Mass Effect 2, players will step into the role of the heroic Commander Shepard,
commanding a crew of the most dangerous operatives from across the
galaxy on a mission so challenging that it’s potentially suicidal. Featuring
intense shooter action, a rich futuristic storyline, stunning space
exploration and emotionally engaging characters, the game delivers an
unparalleled cinematic experience. Mass Effect 2 is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360®
videogame and entertainment system and PC on January 26, 2010 in North
America and January 29, 2010 in Europe and has been rated ‘M’ for
Mature by the ESRB and ‘18+’ by PEGI (please visit www.esrb.org and www.pegi.eu for more information on ratings). For more news from the development team, please follow us on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/masseffect2 or visit the game’s official website at http://masseffect.bioware.com/.
“We’ve been trying to figure out a way to not only profit from these
new technologies, but to use them in a way that it would drive
customers into the stores of our loyal retailers” said Dark Horse Director of Communications, Dirk Wood. “We came up with the idea of this staggered release in hopes of accomplishing just that.”
Mass Effect: Redemption is
the fifth title to arrive in Dark Horse’s ever-growing stable of comics
available on the iPhone platform. Other titles available now include Gerard Way’s smash hit Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, Terminator: Death Valley, and multiple titles the critically acclaimed line of Star Wars comics. The first issue will hit iTunes February 3rd, just in time for the release of second issue of the series.
For more information, please visit http://www.darkhorse.com/Features/Mobile.
About Dark Horse Comics
1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how
integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium
and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The
company is known for the progressive and creator friendly atmosphere it
provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics
from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as The Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity and Domo. Today
Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in
the U.S. and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publisher of
licensed comics material.
develops computer, console, handheld, mobile and online video games
focused on rich stories and memorable characters. Since 1995, BioWare
has created some of the world’s best-selling titles, including the
award-winning Baldur’s Gate™ and Neverwinter Nights™ series, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™ and Sonic™ Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (for the Nintendo DS™). Original BioWare-created intellectual properties include Jade Empire™ and the 2007 Game of the Year,
Mass Effect™. With studios in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montréal
(Québec), and Austin (Texas), BioWare is hard at work on the epic fantasy roleplaying game,
Dragon Age™: Origins, Mass Effect 2™, the epic sequel to Mass Effect,
and the story-driven massively multiplayer game, Star Wars®: The Old
Republic™, as well as several unannounced projects. In 2008, BioWare
was acquired by the world’s leading electronic entertainment publisher,
Electronic Arts. For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com
*BioWare, Mass Effect, Dragon Age
and Jade Empire are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by EA
International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other
countries. EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other
countries. Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Electronic Arts
Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the
world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in
1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
software worldwide for video game systems,
personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts
markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS
Freestyle™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of
.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies.
EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
*BioWare, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Jade Empire are trademarks or
registered trademarks owned by EA International (Studio and Publishing)
Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other countries. EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG
and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts
Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Xbox and Xbox 360 are
trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. . All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.
Source: Press Release
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Posted originally: 2010-01-26 17:12:03