Dark Souls, aside from being the game that frustrated and delighted gamers everywhere (as well as causing a few broken controllers, discs and consoles) was filled to the brim with a deep lore and exciting characters. One of the best parts about the lore was that it wasn’t spoon fed to players, and you had to dig for it yourself. Well, now Namco Bandai have announced that they are taking the rich lore and characters of the Dark Souls universe, and creating a comic book: Dark Souls II: Into the Light.
Into the Light is being penned by Rob Williams, whose impressive resume includes runs on 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. Joining Williams is Andi Ewington, an up and comer to the comic book scene, who recently garnered a lot of positive buzz with his hit book ’45.’ Drawing the pages that fans will no doubt spend hours glued to is Simon Coleby, who aside from working alongside Williams for Judge Dredd: Trifecta, has put his name to other notable exploits such as artwork for Rogue Trooper and the popular ‘The Authority’ series from DC/Wildstorm.
When they were asked about the collaboration, the team simply replied with:
Gothic environments, unworldly monsters, eldritch atmosphere, adventure and terror… Before you venture into the darkness, pay heed to those who know what awaits within
So get excited Dark Souls fans! Dark Souls II: Into the Light will be launching in early January 2014, so there is just enough time to read it a few dozen times before Dark Souls II hits store shelves March 14th On Xbox 360 and PS3. So prepare to die and go beyond death with Dark Souls II. We recently got our hands on Dark Souls II, and you can check that out here. We also have a short trailer for the comic book, which you can check out below. Remember that for all the Dark Souls news as it becomes available, to go beyond death and stay tuned to Capsule Computers.