Today, Dark Horse Comics and CD Projekt Red announced an all-new comic book series based on The Witcher franchise of role-playing games. The companies revealed a partnership last week, teasing that the announcement of a new series would be made today at New York Comic-Con.
The Witcher comic series will introduce a new adventure starring monster hunter Geralt of Rivia--the main character from the Witcher games. Witcher #1 will be available for purchase beginning March 19, 2014.
"Travelling near the edge of the Black Forest, in the land of the Angren, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed man whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass. With its endless rooms and horror around every corner, Geralt will have to use all his witcher prowess to solve the manor’s mystery and survive."
The Witcher comic book series is being written by DC and Marvel Comics author Paul Tobin, with art from Joe Querio (Lobster Johnson, B.P.R.D.).
"We're very happy to be once again expanding The Witcher universe," said CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski in a statement.
The Witcher series of games--based on the novels from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski--have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide to date. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in 2014 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.