Dark Horse Comics is set to feed the fan need for more Mass Effect and Dragon Age, with two new series debuting in 2017.
Ahead of the New York Comic Con this week, the publisher has announced a new deal with BioWare to bring Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dragon Age comics to the store shelves.
The Mass Effect: Andromeda program will begin in 2017. Mass Effect Adult Coloring Book will be available for purchase on March 1, 2017. The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda goes on sale March 21, 2017. Dark Horse is also creating limited editions that will be available for pre-order soon at The BioWare Store (biowarestore.com). The first issue of the comic series Mass Effect: Discovery will be available in spring 2017. The Mass Effect: Discovery story is by Mass Effect: Andromeda Creative Director Mac Walters, Mass Effect: Andromeda Lead Writer John Dombrow, and Jeremy Barlow (Star Wars Adventures, Mass Effect: Foundation). Jeremy Barlow writes the script, and Gabriel Guzmán provides his artistic skills. Mass Effect: Andromeda—The Poster Collection will be available for purchase in fall 2017.
Mass Effect: Andromeda Creative Director Mac Walters explained the creative process behind developing books based on successful video game franchises: “As we bring the Andromeda galaxy to life, we realize that there are many untapped stories that could be better told through comics. These stories give our fans a more in-depth understanding of the motivations of the explorers making that journey, from their perspective. Our creative partnership with Dark Horse goes all the way back to Mass Effect 2 and we are excited to expand that partnership within the Andromeda galaxy.”
The next Dragon Age series is titled Dragon Age: Knight Errant. Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir (Skinwalker, Three Strikes) write the series, while Fernando Heinz Furukawa illustrates it. Sachin Teng will create the covers. The first issue goes on sale May 10, 2017. Dragon Age Adult Coloring Book will go on sale February 8, 2017.
I’m not as big a gamer as many of you, so I wonder if these kinds of tie-in series encourage you to buy while you wait for new games to be released, or if it these books are simply a pass for you. Use the comment section below to sound off!