Ignition Entertainment has partnered with Storm Lion to create a one shot comic based on their upcoming online FPS game Black Light Tango Down
. Comic book tie ins seem to have become a nice fad lately as it provides an alternative way for companies to get the word out about their game and help flesh out the back story for the game as well.
I've still got a copy of the Gears of War 2
comic book which is nestled quietly in it's own mylar bag with an acid free backing board keeping it in near mint condition counting down the days until it's actually becomes worth something (I'm not holding my breath though).
May 20, 2010 - Glendale, CA - Some stories can't be contained in just one medium, and the saga of BlackLight: Tango Down, the highly-anticipated FPS for XBLA, PSN and PC from Ignition Entertainment is one of them. With a future world-war setting, conflicting guerilla military units, Hyper-Reality Visors and a growing population of virus-ridden civilians, BlackLight: Tango Down will make its way from video game systems to the pulps this July. Ignition Entertainment and Storm Lion have announced a single shot comic book based on the upcoming multiplayer-focused first-person-shooter Blacklight: Tango Down, currently in development at Zombie Studios.
The project is a result of a collaborative process between BlackLight: Tango Down's distributor, Ignition Entertainment, the game's developer Zombie Studios, and Storm Lion Publishing. Created by Zombie Studios co-CEO and style driver Mark Long, BlackLight: Tango Down is written by Jared Gerritzen, Ian Stephens and Cullen Galagher with story by Jason Dean Hall and Eric Lieb, and art direction by Storm Lion's Zid.
The comic book follows an elite covert ops team as they fight off crazed civilians while trying to rescue an officer from behind enemy lines. The plot ties to the upcoming game while expanding on the lore with a completely separate story line. The comic book will be a pit stop on the non-traditional road the BlackLight franchise is paving, including the summer's hottest first person shooter and a feature film currently in development.
ABOUT BLACKLIGHT: TANGO DOWN
Available this summer on XBLA, PSN, and PC, BlackLight: Tango Down is a fast-paced, action-oriented first-person shooter that marks the first release of what will be a multi-platform entertainment franchise. Beyond the video game, a BlackLight feature film from Twentieth Century Fox and comic book series are currently in development. Designed to bring a fun, absorbing, and high quality AAA multiplayer experience to DLG venues, the game exists in a future between contemporary and sci-fi shooters - part Blade Runner and part Call of Duty.
Developed by Zombie Studios, BlackLight: Tango Down takes place 25 years into the future. The player takes control of an elite covert ops team that is sent after missing American Colonel Klein and his personal BlackLight team. The game will feature four single player/co-op levels that support up to four players at once, 12 multiplayer maps, seven game types and literally millions of weapons customization combinations. As the team advances through regions that consist of old world architecture over laden with ubiquitous modern holographic advertising, the trigger based dynamic AI offers an intense and varied experience every time the game is played.