The Dead Space spin-off will receive a comic book thanks to Image Comics.
Electronic Arts has announced that they have partnered up with Image Comics in the creation of a comic book based on the next game in the Dead Space saga, Extraction. . Illustrator Ben Templesmith and writer Antony Johnston reunite after their successful collaboration on last year’s Dead Space Comics.
The book will go on sale in September for three dollars. A special edition version of the book was sold at EA’s Comic- Con booth.
The Dead Space universe is not foreign to spin-offs across several mediums. Last year, an animated movie called “Dead Space: Downfall” that recalled the events that happened before the beginning of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game was released on DVD then aired on SyFy. Last year’s comic book was a prequel to the movie.
Dead Space: Extraction will be released on September 29.
EA AND IMAGE COMICS RELEASE DEAD SPACE EXTRACTION COMIC AVAILABLE AT COMIC-CON
Ben Templesmith and Antony Johnston Return for New Limited Edition Comic
Redwood City, CA. – July 22nd , 2009 – Visceral Games, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), and Image Comics today announced the release of an all-new comic based on Dead Space Extraction, one of the fall’s most anticipated games for the WiiTM. The Dead Space Extraction comic reunites renowned illustrator Ben Templesmith and writer Antony Johnston with the game’s cold and terrifying fiction. This one-time special issue comic follows the successful partnership for last year’s Dead Space comic mini-series.
The comic will be on store shelves in September 2009 for SRP $3. A limited edition version of the comic featuring exclusive cover art will be available for the special price of $2 at the EA Comic-con booth (#5123). Ben Templesmith and Antony Johnston will be at the booth signing the special issues on Thursday 3-4 PM and Friday – Sunday 1-2 PM. Fans of Dead Space will also be able to purchase other Dead Space merchandise such an Isaac Clarke Unitology figurine, iPhone skins, and Dead Space art books. Players will also have the chance to play the game at the EA booth. The Dead Space Extraction development team is participating in the “Art of Making a Horror Video Game” panel on Friday, July 24th at 6 PM in Room 2.
“There is so much more to the Dead Space universe than we could ever fit into one game and we’re excited to be working with Image Comics again to extend the story in Dead Space Extraction,” said Steve Papoutsis, executive producer of Dead Space Extraction. “Ben and Antony did such a tremendous job with the original comic, we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on this special issue.”
Dead Space Extraction is the prequel to the award-winning Dead Space action/horror game. The new Wii exclusive game delivers a carefully crafted first-person experience that sets players on a disturbing adventure made especially more visceral by the innovative Wii controller. The Dead Space Extraction comic picks up the videogame narrative halfway through the game, at a critical juncture in the storyline. The story in the comic presents an alternate perspective on the game’s storyline. In the comic, a group of colonists fight through hordes of horrific necromorphs while searching for a cure to stop a raging noxious infection in space. At the comic’s climax, the colonists encounter the desperate survivors from the videogame, only to realize that the only thing that can save them is right in front of them.
Ben Templesmith is best known for his work in the American comic book industry - most notably Fell with writer Warren Ellis, published by Image Comics, and 30 Days of Night with writer Steve Niles published by IDW Publishing. Ben has been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards three years in a row for his comic work. Antony Johnston author of thirteen graphic novels, including Stormbreaker and Point Blanc (adapted from Anthony Horowitz' best-selling Alex Rider novels), The Long Haul, Julius and Three Days in Europe, also wrote the dialog for Dead Space and Dead Space Extraction. He writes two ongoing serials, the sci-fi epic Wasteland and the children's fantasy Texas Strangers. He also writes novels; his debut Frightening Curves won the 2002 American Independent Publishing Award for Best Horror. His second novel, Stealing Life, was published in 2007.
In development at Visceral Studios, Dead Space Extraction ships September 29th in North America and October 2nd in Europe exclusively for the Wii. This product has been rated M for Mature by ESRB and 18+ by PEGI. For more information about Dead Space Extraction, please visit www.deadspacegame.com and follow the Dead Space Extraction development team at www.twitter.com/isaacclarke.