Nintendo Switch Getting App To Read Comics, Including Dark Souls And Sonic

Another way to read on the go.

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As if you didn't have enough reasons to bring your Switch everywhere, a new app for the hybrid console will let you read comics. Announced during Gamescom 2018 and called InkyPen, the subscription service gives you access to a library of all-you-can-read comics and graphic novels on Switch. Currently, only English is supported, but the company says that most content will be available globally at launch.

InkyPen has announced a few series so far, including Dark Souls, Warhammer, Sonic, and Transformers comics. The official announcement notes that the catalog includes over 10,000 US comics, European comics, and manga. You can read in both handheld and docked mode, and the app includes touch controls in handheld mode.

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The app requires a monthly subscription of $8 US / €8 or "local equivalent" (if pricing is consistent, that's around £6). It's set to launch in November 2018. You can see a preview of the app above.

In other Nintendo Switch news, critically acclaimed indie game Gone Home has been announced for the console. First released on PC in 2013, Gone Home came to Xbox One and PS4 in 2016 and is coming to Switch on August 23. Nintendo also recently announced over a dozen new indie games for the console ahead of Gamescom 2018, three of which are already out.

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