Bethesda’s E3 press conference garnered mixed reactions this year despite a relatively strong showing. If there’s one element everyone can agree on, though, it’s that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus looks pretty darn excellent. The trailer for the game was met with near universal positive buzz when it was shown on site at E3 and live-streamed online, a response not dissimilar to that of Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil 2 trailer despite its lack of actual gameplay footage.
On the heels of the trailer is the announcement of a new partnership; Bethesda will team up with Titan Comics to bring, among other things, a Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus “comics prequel” to fans of the series. You can read about the planned release below, along with similar announcements for The Evil Within and Dishonored franchises respectively.
On September 13, 2017, get ready to sock it to the Nazis with an all-new comics prequel to the hotly anticipated first-person action blockbuster, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which continues the adventures of B.J. Blazkowicz as he leads the resistance against the Nazis in occupied America.
In Titan’s new comic series, written by Dan Watters (Limbo, Assassin’s Creed: Uprising) with art by Piotr Kowalski (SEX, Dark Souls) and Ronilson Freire (The Mummy), dive headfirst into the alternate universe of Wolfenstein as B.J. Blazkowicz returns to take on the Nazis. Can he stop the march of goose-stepping boots? Or will the sinister Hans Hartmann be victorious?
The Evil Within
Coming to comic stores and digital devices on September 6, Titan Comics’ new The Evil Within comic book series finds Detective Sebastian Castellanos still shell-shocked by the horrific events that took place at the Beacon Mental Hospital, and reluctantly pulled back into Mobius’ macabre world when a gruesome serial killer unleashes a new kind of hell onto KRIMSON CITY.
The Evil Within Issue #1 is written by Ryan O’Sullivan (Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Turncoat) with art by Damien Worm (The October Faction) and Szymon Kudranski (Spider-Man).
Titan Comics will also publish brand-new Dishonored comics, to tie-in with the upcoming DLC (downloadable content) of the smash-hit first person stealth-‘em-up Dishonored 2 videogame!
Written by by Michael Moreci (Roche Limit) and illustrated by Andrea Olimpieri (Dishonored) and Mattia Iacono (Demone Dentro), Dishonored: The Peeress and the Price, Titan Comics’ new series coming September 27, 2017, sees Emily Kaldwin return to Dunwall for an adventure with Corvo Attano. Emily comes into conflict with a politician named Archibald Dufrane, and there is a mysterious killer on the loose – but when Emily’s powers start to falter in the middle of their investigation, things start to get deadly…
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus itself doesn’t actually release until October 27th, but given the comic book’s prequel nature there shouldn’t be any issue checking out what it has to offer in advance of the game’s release. The game is once again all about killing Nazis, this time involving conflict related to a second American Revolution, so if the series main thrust has served you well before, then odds are that isn’t going to change.
Source: Titan Comics