Monday, October 13, 2014

CCP Games and Dark Horse Team Up for EVE: Valkyrie Comic


NYCC 2014 brought with it plenty of announcements surrounding all sorts of fun stuff. One of those news tidbits just so happened to be a partnership between Dark Horse and CCP Games on a brand new comic adaptation of EVE: Valkyrie. Fans of Brian Wood will also be excited to hear that he's being tapped to write it. With art by Eduardo Francisco, this tale will tell the origin story of pilot Rán and the rise of the Valkyrie.

In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in the EVE universe that uses virtual reality to give players the sense of being real pilots in EVE Online spaceships. It is based on the EVE-VR tech demo that won several major awards at E3 2013.

Eve: Valkyrie #1 is on sale June 3, 2015. Full press release below.

CCP GAMES AND DARK HORSE COMICS ENLIST BRIAN WOOD FOR EVE: VALKYRIE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—As announced on Dark Horse’s Powered By Creators panel at New York Comic Con, Brian Wood will be penning a brand-new miniseries based on EVE: Valkyrie, the critically acclaimed video game in development by CCP Games. 

With art by Eduardo Francisco, this tale will tell the origin story of pilot Rán and the rise of the Valkyrie.
In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in the EVEuniverse that uses virtual reality to give players the sense of being real pilots in EVE Online spaceships. It is based on the EVE-VR tech demo that won several major awards at E3 2013.

CCP Games, a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to deliver amazing books as epic as the online universe from which they are spawned: EVE: True StoriesEVE: Source, and EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden.

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory, and adventure in a single universe.

Eve: Valkyrie #1 is on sale June 3, 2015. Preorder your copy today!
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For more information or interview opportunities, contact Aub Driver: aubd@darkhorse.com
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, 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, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.
About CCP
CCP is a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

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