Dragon Age, Army of Two get comics

Although Electronic Arts is a game publisher first and foremost, its aspirations extend far beyond that limited scope. Two more EA projects are finding their way into new media, as EA announced a partnership today with IDW Publishing to launch comic books based on the Army of Two and Dragon Age...

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Although Electronic Arts is a game publisher first and foremost, its aspirations extend far beyond that limited scope. Two more EA projects are finding their way into new media, as EA announced a partnership today with IDW Publishing to launch comic books based on the Army of Two and Dragon Age franchises.

The imprint will launch in January with the first issue of the Army of Two series, penned by Peter Milligan and drawn by Dexter Soy. The series' debut will take place between Army of Two and its upcoming sequel, The 40th Day. Both Army of Two and Dragon Age will be monthly series released under IDW's new EA Comics imprint, with versions of each issue available in comic stores and as iPhone and iPod Touch downloads on Apple's iTunes store.

No interior artist has been announced for Dragon Age: Origins, but it will be written by Orson Scott Card. The author of the sci-fi classic Ender's Game has worked in both comics and games before, having handled story chores for the Ultimate Iron Man comic, as well as the recently released Xbox Live Arcade game Shadow Complex.

Both Army of Two and Dragon Age have already expanded beyond the gaming world. Universal Pictures acquired the rights to make a feature film based on Army of Two last year, and Dragon Age has already been turned into both a novel and a tabletop role-playing game.

Dragon Age will launch on the Xbox 360 and PC November 3, with the PlayStation 3 edition following later in the month. Army of Two: The 40th Day is set for release on January 12 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PSP.

Discussion

16 comments
DredWulf
DredWulf

The thing is Army of Two already had a comic series of sorts..they had the Graphic Novel Dirty Money...which was actually pretty good..

kok1kz
kok1kz

i would like those comics in my psp!!!! thumbs up, thumbs down who cares...

Rikuide_Furame
Rikuide_Furame

Dragon Age really is expanded. First a novel similar to the Mass Effect series and now this. Good to see.

Deranged_Devil
Deranged_Devil

Eh, just want to play the game, anything can be a comic book...which has been proven many times in the past.

dun
dun

anyone think the presenter moves as if he hasnt thawed enough? :D

8smokes
8smokes

I just read the Stolen Throne and it was amazing. Far better than I expected. I cannot wait for this game. I definately have to read The Calling before the game comes out. Wonder if these comics are going to be any good. The PAX comic on the official site is pretty good.

AdamWriter
AdamWriter

WOOP, DRAGON AGE! Thanks EA for not trying to make them movies!! =D

Ronin893
Ronin893

Meh. i not that much into comics anymore unless it is th animated kind.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

How bout showing the g1 android some love..Why every thing got to be iphone its not the be end all phone ya no..

ubergusterfan
ubergusterfan

I like Orson Scott Card. He's a talented writer. This could be interesting.

JimmyHaight
JimmyHaight

...Because the first Army of Two comic wasn't lackluster enough.

Polybren
Polybren

Although Electronic Arts is a game publisher first and foremost, its aspirations extend far beyond that limited scope. Two more EA projects are finding their way into new media, as EA announced a partnership today with IDW Publishing to launch comic books based on the Army of Two and Dragon Age franchises.

The imprint will launch in January with the first issue of the Army of Two series, penned by Peter Milligan and drawn by Dexter Soy. The series' debut will take place between Army of Two and its upcoming sequel, The 40th Day. Both Army of Two and Dragon Age will be monthly series released under IDW's new EA Comics imprint, with versions of each issue available in comic stores and as iPhone and iPod Touch downloads on Apple's iTunes store.

No interior artist has been announced for Dragon Age: Origins, but it will be written by Orson Scott Card. The author of the sci-fi classic Ender's Game has worked in both comics and games before, having handled story chores for the Ultimate Iron Man comic, as well as the recently released Xbox Live Arcade game Shadow Complex.

Both Army of Two and Dragon Age have already expanded beyond the gaming world. Universal Pictures acquired the rights to make a feature film based on Army of Two last year, and Dragon Age has already been turned into both a novel and a tabletop role-playing game.

Dragon Age will launch on the Xbox 360 and PC November 3, with the PlayStation 3 edition following later in the month. Army of Two: The 40th Day is set for release on January 12 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PSP.

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