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Dark Horse kicks off digital program with Dungeon Siege

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 4/29/2011 10:24 AM
Square Enix and Dark Horse are teaming up to deliver three digital tie-in comics for Dungeon Siege III. This is the first project to be released by Dark Horse's new digital comic service.  The comics will be released weekly and will detail the backgrounds of the four playable characters. You might be thinking "Four characters and only three comics?" and you'd be right, except that the fourth comic will be released in print, and bundled exclusively with copies of the game at Wal-Mart. I know Valve gave some great depth to the survivors in their Left 4 Dead comic, so we'll see what kind of background these Dungeon Siege III comics give to the player characters.


MILWAUKIE, OR (April 28, 2011) – As previously announced at C2E2, fans will be reintroduced to the world of the Dungeon Siege® video game franchise with an all-new digital comic revealing essential pieces of this epic role-playing saga!



The Dungeon Siege III web comic will deliver three exciting vignettes by writer Jeremy Barlow (Star Wars: Rebellion) and artists Iban Coello (Iron Man: Iron Protocols) and Sergio Abad (Transformers: Prime). This will be the first comic to be available digitally through www.digital.darkhorse.com.



The 10th Legion has fallen, but heroism is not dead in the kingdom of Ehb, even as the Azunite faction continues their control…



The three comics will be released weekly, each introducing one of the four playable heroes from the upcoming game, making this an absolutely essential experience for players.



Finally, an all-new, full-color print comic introducing the fourth character will be packaged with Dungeon Siege III exclusively at Wal-mart. Dungeon Siege III, developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Inc., arrives on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on Windows-based PCs on June 21, 2011. The three Dungeon Siege III comics are now available for free download on DungeonSiege.com at the Dark Horse Digital Store. www.digital.darkhorse.com



About DUNGEON SIEGE III

In DUNGEON SIEGE III, players assume the role of one of four heroes, fighting for the sake of their fallen comrades to restore the land of Ehb. Conflict is constant in this action-RPG and decisions have lasting consequences, allowing players to alter the storyline. Choose to battle along with a companion or fight for honor with up to four friends via online co-op play. DUNGEON SIEGE III allows for two players to experience the story from start to finish in local co-op mode. Thanks to the robust AI, DUNGEON SIEGE III’s co-op multiplayer mode allows players to seamlessly drop in and out of battle without interrupting the action or impacting the campaign.



Players will experience the much-awaited next chapter in the DUNGEON SIEGE lore on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 and Windows-based PC.



About Dark Horse Comics

Since 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.



About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na.