On January 26th one of the year’s most anticipated video games, Mass Effect 2, will be released nationwide. In celebration, Dark Horse and Electronic Arts Inc. have announced the launch of Mass Effect: Redemption on the iPhone mobile comics platform.
Mass Effect: Redemption tells the back-story that leads to the events of the Mass Effect 2 video game, which was developed by the award-winning creative team at BioWare. The game’s lead writer, Mac Walters, takes up the pen to give fans exclusive insight into the events that unfold between the conclusion of the original Mass Effect and the beginning of Mass Effect 2. Scripted by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, The Invincible Iron Man) and drawn by Omar Francia (Star Wars Legacy), this four-part series explores the exotic and dangerous future Milky Way of Mass Effect, revealing previously unseen locations, aliens, and enemies of this rich landscape.
The first digital issue will hit iTunes February 3rd, just in time for the release of the second print issue of the series, initially available for a free download before going to a $0.99 price point.
“We’ve been trying to figure out a way to not only profit from these new technologies, but to use them in a way that it would drive customers into the stores of our loyal retailers,” said Dark Horse Director of Communications, Dirk Wood. “We came up with the idea of this staggered release in hopes of accomplishing just that.”
The Mass Effect trilogy is an epic sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life, mysterious, uncharted planets, and enough monsters to please the horror crowd. In Mass Effect 2, players will step into the role of the heroic Commander Shepard, commanding a crew of the most dangerous operatives from across the galaxy on a mission so challenging that it’s potentially suicidal. Featuring intense shooter action, a rich futuristic storyline, stunning space exploration, and emotionally engaging characters, the game delivers an unparalleled cinematic experience. Mass Effect 2 is playable on the Xbox 360 and PC and will also be released in Europe on January 29th.
Mass Effect: Redemption is the fifth property to arrive in Dark Horse’s ever-growing stable of comics available on the iPhone platform. For more information on this and their other titles, visit Dark Horse Mobile.
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