Press Release

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe and From Software have decided to work with some of the most exciting comic writers and artists to produce an exclusive comic book for one of the most-anticipated games of 2014: DARK SOULS II.


The graphic novel, titled “DARK SOULS II: Into the Light” takes place in the thrilling universe of the game. The story is written by Rob Williams and Andi Ewington with art provided by Simon Coleby.

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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.

Dark Souls II will be launching in Europe and Australasia on March 14, 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with the PC edition to follow shortly in 2014. To learn more about Dark Souls II or to pre-order the game, please visit http://www.darksoulsII.com/. To stay up-to-date with DARK SOULS II including updates on the upcoming DARK SOULS II Beta; please visit the DARK SOULS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/darksouls.

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The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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