Dynamite Entertainment has announced it has signed an agreement allowing the publisher to create a comic series based on the characters and story from the upcoming Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway video game. The agreement also allows the company to draw upon any other Brothers in Arms video games to develop storylines.
Brothers In Arms is based on the true story of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the famed 101st Airborne Division who were dropped behind German Lines on D-day. Players assume the role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a paratrooper (based on Harrison C. Summers and various other people), and the leader of an airborne squad from Fox Company. The Brothers In Arms games are a tactically accurate, “first-person shooter” style of game that combine meticulously researched and historically accurate weapons, weather, and environments with the excitement of first-person, “squad level” command in the European Theater during World War II. The missions range from dropping into France on June 6th to the final defense of Hill 30 eight days later.
In a prepared statement a Dynamite spokesperson said, “Brothers in Arms is one of the most popular video games in the market today. This should open up new doors for Dynamite, as well as for comic and gaming retailers. We’re going to launch this with a unique initiative! This should lead to existing comic fans who have not played the game to sample it, and fans who do play the game can come in to purchase the original comic at the same time. This is a whole new adventure for us on so many levels, and we’re really excited to have this opportunity to add another genre to our list of growing titles. Creative details are still in the preliminary stages, but based on the overwhelming response and praise we’ve had regarding our titles to date, we’re positive that comics fans, fans of the game, as well as military enthusiast and action seekers will be blown away by this new addition to our “dynamite” line up! We’re showcasing images from the game to let fans know we’re going after the cannon of the game, but with the “dynamite” ability to execute Dynamite has shown!”
I don’t get to play video games that much, as much of my time is spent working on this site or grinding for gold in World of Warcraft. For those of you that do play BiA, what do you think?