Dark Horse Takes On YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z
Dark Horse Comics announced a team-up with famed developers Keiji Inafune and Team Ninja, introducing fans to the world of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z with an all-new digital comic revealing essential pieces of this upcoming game. The digital comic features three exciting vignettes, by writers Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, with art from Rafael Ortiz.
The three Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z comics will be available for free download from the Dark Horse Digital Store at Digital.DarkHorse.com and through the Dark Horse Comics app (available through iTunes and Google Play).
An all-new, full-color print comic will also be available when the Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z video game arrives in early 2014.
In Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, players will battle fierce zombies as Yaiba, a cyborg ninja who will do anything to get revenge and stay alive. After being cleaved in two, he is brought back to life with cybertechnology. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyborg arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon.
Step into Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, where stunning graphics depict a world gone mad. Hordes of undead can only be stopped by Yaiba’s willingness to use any means necessary to get the job done. Will he kill by turning his cyborg arm into a razor chainsaw for slicing up the undead—or just rip off an opponent’s arms to use as zombie nunchucks? Both possibilities fill Yaiba’s heart with twisted laughter—and the desire to kill more and more zombies!
A unique collaboration project between Team Ninja and comcept founder Keiji Inafune, published by Tecmo Koei America, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be available for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Steam for PC in early 2014. This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
Dark Horse Makes EVE ONLINE Announcement
Dark Horse Comics have partnered with the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online CCP Games. Together they will deliver two amazing books as epic as the online universe from which they are spawned: EVE: True Stories & EVE: Source.
EVE: True Stories is CCP’s first graphic novel and features artwork by Alejandro Aragon (Overlook, 28 Days Later), Tomm Coker (Daredevil Noir, Near Death), Federico Dallocchio (Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Suicide Squad), Dave Ross (Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga) and Mark McKenna (Star Wars: The Old Republic). Superstar writer Daniel Way (Wolverine: Origins, Deadpool) will be writing the incredible true stories of the EVE: Online universe.
Inspired by actual player-driven events within the universe of EVE Online, EVE: True Stories adapts one of the greatest gaming stories of the last decade: the fall of the player alliance known as the Band of Brothers. In the early hours of February 5, 2009, one spy single-handedly destroyed the dominant Band of Brothers alliance and brought an end to the Great War, one of the larger and most significant player conflicts in the history of EVE Online. The first story arc of EVE: True Stories is a dramatized account of the action, intrigue and skullduggery that dismantled the galaxy-sprawling superpower.
EVE: True Stories comic issue #1 will be available digitally starting February 19, with subsequent issues following on March 5, March 19 and April 2, 2014. An anthology of all four comics, EVE: True Stories Collection, will go on sale in hardback edition on June 4 in comic shops everywhere.
EVE: Source is a comprehensive sourcebook and visual guide for the immense universe of EVE Online and DUST 514. Developed in close collaboration with the EVE and DUST 514 creative teams, this beautiful 184-page, full-color hardcover will immerse readers in the history and lore of EVE Online through never-before-released material detailing the settings, stories, races, and factions of the EVE Universe.
EVE: Source will go on sale March 5, 2014.
Fans can get more information by checking out the exclusive interview with Daniel Way on Kotaku!